Community Connections for the week

Sarasota County News UpdateJune 17, 2011

We hope that you will share this eNewsletter with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for featured articles, or feedback on the system at e-mail

Follow us on Twitter View our videos on YouTube Find us on Facebook
Terry Lewis formalSarasota County names Terry Lewis
interim administrator

Terry Lewis, former North Port police chief, has been named interim Sarasota County administrator. Lewis also served as interim North Port city manager. Lewis replaces Jim Ley, whose contract as county administrator for the county ended May 25. View Mr. Lewis' agreement here. (MORE)

SCAT BusSCAT fare increases proposed

A proposed Sarasota County Area Transit increase in fares was brought forward by the Sarasota County Commission at its budget workshop June 14. SCAT is proposing to increase the regular fare from 75 cents per trip to $1.25. Rate increases are also being proposed for the SCAT DAY, 7-Day Pass,
30-Day Pass and fixed-route fares for seniors and persons with disabilities. If approved, the rate increases would go into effect Oct. 1, 2011. (MORE)
Statue of LibertyPanel discussion to close out Emma Lazarus exhibit at Jacaranda Public Library

"Emma Lazarus - Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience" a traveling exhibit on display at Jacaranda Public Library chronicling the life of the pioneer author and poet concludes with a local expert panel discussion. Wednesday, June 22, 6 p.m. at jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. (MORE)


Free HIV testing in Venice and Sarasota

Testing will be available to the public from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Walgreens store, 1490 U.S. Highway 41 Bypass South (corner of U.S. 41 and Center Road) in Venice. .In addition to HIV, testing and screening will be available that day for syphilis, gonorrhea, blood pressure, glucose (blood sugar) and cholesterol.(MORE)

Upcoming Events

Kids 'Summer Beach Runs'

Beginning June 14, held every


Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.

Runs at 6:30 p.m.

Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road on Siesta Key

Kids 'Summer Beach Runs'

Beginning June 15, held every


Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.

Runs at 6:30 p.m.

Venice Fishing Pier, 1600 Harbor Drive, Venice


resolve said…
I hope people take advantage and get tested. Knowing your status and your partner's status can help prevent new infections. But we are still in need of a cure for the millions currently living with HIV. Please support re:solve AIDS. The re:solve AIDS project is raising money to get a promising AIDS vaccine through human testing so that it can be produced and made available to everyone who needs it.

Popular posts from this blog

Sarasota County Emergency Preparations, Shelters, Storm Info

Water Moccasin or Water Snake?