Public Invited to Legacy Trail Trestle Opening Tuesday, Sept. 21
Family-oriented activities will mark the official opening of the Dona Bay and Roberts Bay trestles on Tuesday, Sept. 21, on the Legacy Trail. The trestles have been the missing links in the county's premier recreational trail. (MORE)
Florida Housing Help Workshop Oct. 2
Florida Housing Help is designed to educate and assist families facing foreclosure. The workshop will include opportunities to meet with mortgage
lenders, HUD-certified housing counselors, local housing authorities, legal assistance, credit counseling services, and many other foreclosure assistance programs. (MORE)
Avoid mistaking algae blooms for oil
Algae bloom, NOT oil
The Deepwater Horizon oil well is capped and oil is no longer leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the fact that oil from the accident never reached the beaches of Sarasota County, residents and visitors remain vigilant watching for foreign matter in the water. Sarasota County Environmental and Emergency Services staff have responded to numerous calls of reported oil in the water that turned out to be mostly algae.