Community Connections 8.7.2011


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Hope for Homeowners free seminar on Aug. 9

Hope for HomeownersSarasota County homeowners who need help with foreclosures, bankruptcy or credit problems can attend a free "Hope for Homeowners" seminar from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Selby Library auditorium, 1331 1st St., Sarasota. (MORE)
SCAT to hold public meeting Aug. 9 on proposed bus fares

SCAT busThe Sarasota County Transportation Authority (SCTA) has proposed a new fare schedule for Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT), and a public meeting will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the Juliano Room at North Port Public Library, 13800 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. (MORE)
Urfer Family Park nominated for 'America's Favorite Park'

Urfer Family ParkSarasota County Parks and Recreation is encouraging residents and visitors to go online and vote for Urfer Family Park, 4000 Honore Ave., Sarasota, in Coca-Cola's "America's Favorite Park" contest.
Sign up now for Neighborhood Grant Program workshops

NeighborhoodSarasota County will hold orientation workshops in August and September to show residents how to apply for grants under the Neighborhood Grant Program. Now in its eighth year, the program supports the county's initiative to preserve and enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods throughout the county. (MORE)

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Be prepared for any emergency
To better cope with disaster, prepare in advance and by working with your neighbors and local government agencies as a team.
  • Create a disaster plan for your family.
  • If you live alone talk to your neighbors and friends about developing a neighborhood response plan.
  • Being prepared is your best protection and your responsibility.

A good disaster preparedness plan provides a margin of safety protecting you, your family and your neighbors. Having a disaster plan improves your communities' ability to recover.

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Sarasota County Government
1660 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34236


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