Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Jarvis Rd. 156
Mauna Loa 168
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
We are putting out another plea for help on Sunday. One of the Sertoma members suddenly passed away, and his funeral is on Sunday. Sertoma cannot help us with their volunteers. We desperately need help from 5 to 8. If you can spare some time, please let me know.
Contact Ray at 371-1180
Nokomis Beach is at 101 Casey Key Rd.
Here are the directions:
- Take I-75 toward Naples
- Exit 200 toward Venice
- Merge onto Tamiami Trail (41 south) via exit on left toward Venice/Gulf Beaches,
- turn RT onto Albee Rd W/CR789W
- turn RT on Casey Key Rd.
- Nokomis Beach is on the left.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Much of the May 13th meeting at Sarasota Alliance Church was devoted to hearing developer Richard Fischer's idea for turning a 23-acre parcel of land at the west end of lake Sarasota -- between the edge of the development and I-75 -- into a nature sanctuary, park, or other amenity. Such a plan might tie in with the upgrading of Bee Ridge Road - even be a natural "front end" to a widened Bee Ridge corridor that would contain buffered borders including trees, bicycle lanes, meandering sidewalks and retention ponds. To fund the purchase of the land, Lake Sarasota could petition to create a special taxing district. Before this could go forward, 67% of Lake Sarasota's property owners would have to agree. More details to come.
Treasurer Ellie said sales of the local LSCG business directory have brought our funds to $1,482.74. Those present approved a $40 payment to renew the Group's post box for another year.
We still have $1,200 in county grant monies, said Debbie Marks with Neighborhood Services. The recent remulching of Mauna Loa and Hina Park were also paid for from the grant.
The Sheriff reported 7 incidents last month -- 1 act of vandalism, 5 thefts. This suggests a decline in crime, but this might change as schools close, he noted. Anyone who witnesses any sort of criminal activity should report it, he said.
Ted is holding a training class for new volunteers for Citizens Patrol on Wed., May 19th, at 7 pm at his home, 4102 Parry. Current Citizens Patrol volunteers are welcome to come as well for a refresher course. Call Ted at 379-0758 to RSVP. The Patrol needs more volunteers.
The next community clean-up is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 24. Debbie Marks will confirm the date soon.
At the next meeting, a representative of the county will discuss hurricane preparedness.
Sandy is planning another networking event, probably at Appleby's, date TBA. Last month's event at Madfish Grill was a big success, she said.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
The course is taught by someone from the Sheriff's Office and generally takes about a half-hour.
To RSVP, contact Ted at 941 379-0758 or at TCover6161@aol.com.
Business Directory, Events, Speakers
Update of Lakeview Park -
A word about the Census -
Citizens Patrol and Sheriff's Report -
Yard of the Month
Developer Richard Fischer is set to return to continue the conversation about Lake Sarasota becoming a special tax district to enable Sarasota to purchase the land between its western boundary and I-75.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
Crist says officials do not yet have an estimate of what it is going to cost to clean up Florida's shorelines if a massive oil spill reaches the state.
Crist, though, said that Florida would send the bill to the “responsible party" — BP PLC, the oil company that leased the drilling rig that exploded and continues to leak oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
The governor said he shared the frustration of local officials who are worried about not having enough floating booms to protect their beaches.
Mote Marine's site offers info on beach conditions around the state. It now has info on oil spills. Click here to see it.
And see below for info on Tallahassee's Emergency Operations Center Hotline - click to enlarge: