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Current News
  • Best Water in the region

    Sarasota County wins best tasting drinking water

    The best tasting drinking water can be found in Sarasota County.

    03/20/2018

  • Siesta Breeze SCAT Trolley Bus

    Siesta Key Breeze celebration postponed

    Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is postponing the one-year anniversary of the Siesta Key Breeze service originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, due to expected inclement weather.

    03/19/2018

  • Siesta Breeze SCAT Trolley Bus

    Siesta Key Breeze trolley celebrates

    Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Siesta Key Breeze trolley by honoring the 230,000th passenger on Tuesday, March 20. The celebration will be held at 10 a.m., at the gazebo in Siesta Key Village.

    03/16/2018 12:23 PM

  • AAR

    Irma after action review findings to be presented

    The findings of the after action review of the community's response to Hurricane Irma will be presented to the Sarasota County Commission at its meeting Wednesday afternoon.

    03/14/2018

  • Legacy Trail Referendum, Voat Nov. 6

    Commissioners approve bond referendum

    The Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution on Wednesday for a bond referendum which would extend The Legacy Trail and its connections, if approved by voters.

    03/14/2018

  • Trash Bags on the street

    Pinecraft Community Cleanup set for March 17

    It's time to clean out the garage and gather discarded household items, appliances, junk, tree trimmings and other garbage as Sarasota County will hold a free community cleanup in the Pinecraft neighborhood from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 17.

    03/13/2018

  • Floodplain Update

    Evening, weekend flood zone workshops added

    Sarasota County has added evening and weekend flood zone workshops to its 2018 workshop schedule.

    03/12/2018

  • Smoke Detector

    'Spring forward' on Sunday

    Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 11, and Sarasota County Emergency Services personnel are reminding the public that it's a great time to take safety precautions that could help protect your loved ones and your homes.

    03/09/2018

  • Pickleball

    Pickleball Slam registration ends March 9

    Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is now accepting registrations for its seventh annual Pickleball Slam. This year's tournament will be from March 27-29, at locations in Englewood and Sarasota to accommodate players with 3.5 skill levels and above.

    03/05/2018

  • Floodplain Update

    Open house on Floodplain Plan scheduled

    Sarasota County will have an open house on Monday, March 5, to collect additional public input on the county's Floodplain Management Plan update.

    02/26/2018

  • USFlag

    SOE urges voters to return vote-by-mail ballots early

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding vote-by-mail voters that their ballots for the March 20 elections must be returned in time to reach the supervisor of elections office no later than 7 p.m. on election night to be counted.

    02/23/2018

  • Neighborhood Challenge

    County launches 2018 neighborhood grants program

    For more than fifteen years, Sarasota County has provided matching grant opportunities to help neighborhoods improve their leadership, character, safety, health, or environment through the Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program.

    02/22/2018 10:22 AM

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    Beach University returns to Siesta Beach

    Beach University, the free environmental education program, returns to Siesta Beach on March 3, to teach the community how to best care for the ecology.

    02/21/2018

  • Innocence Project Logo

    North Sarasota Library to host two-part series

    Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources will host a two-part program that highlights the work of the Innocence Project of Florida, a nonprofit organization that helps innocent prisoners in Florida obtain their freedom and rebuild their lives.

    02/20/2018

  • Beach Walkers

    Sunrise Beach Walks are back for 2018

    Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources' popular Sunrise Beach Walks are back at Siesta and Nokomis beaches and will run every Wednesday through March 28.

    02/16/2018

  • Garage Sale

    Englewood Community Garage Sale returns Feb. 17

    Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is hosting the 7th Annual Englewood Community Garage Sale at the Englewood Sports Complex, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17.

    02/15/2018

  • Child getting a flu shot by a nurse

    Flu shots at no cost offered at DOH clinics

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) is offering flu shots at no cost at their Ringling and North Port immunization clinics. No appointment is necessary.

    02/15/2018

  • Presidents Day holiday

    County offices closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day

    Most Sarasota County Government offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents Day.

    02/14/2018 9:52 AM

  • Tidy up with the Nokomis Community Cleanup Feb. 24

    It's time to clean out the garbage and gather unwanted household items, junk and yard waste, as Sarasota County will hold a free community cleanup in the Nokomis area from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 24.

    02/08/2018

  • Scrub-Jay Photo Credit UF_IFAS

    Conserving wildlife habitat focus of February event

    Urban development would seem to share little with habitat conservation, but a Florida professor will show in a Sarasota County workshop how pairing the two can help save the state's wildlife.

    02/07/2018 8:35 AM

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