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Newtown community cleanup scheduled Saturday, Aug. 20
It's time to clean out the garage and gather up yard waste and discarded household items. Sarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup in the Newtown area from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Dumpsters will be provided by Waste Management and will be available at three locations for materials from residents. There is no fee for disposal of items. (READ ON)
County seeks volunteers for Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 24
Keep Sarasota County Beautiful (KSCB) is seeking volunteers to help clean coastal and other areas during the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 24, at sites throughout Sarasota County. Volunteers can sign up for the 2011 Coastal Cleanup by contacting Keep Sarasota County Beautiful at 941-861-5399.(READ ON)
Selby Children's Library will close temporarily during remodeling project
The $1.2 million remodeling of Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota, is proceeding on schedule with the next phase to include the temporary closing of the Children's Library Aug. 19 - Sept. 2. While the Children's Library is closed, participants of children's programs are encouraged to attend similar activities and ... (READ ON)
Venice's cultural campus to feature 'A Taste of Culture' food tour
In most communities, if you wanted to experience history, art, great reading, limitless research opportunities and a multi-course dinner in one night, you would have to drive all over town, unless you are in Venice. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, the Venice Community Center will team up with its next-door neighbors -- the Venice Art Center, the Venice Archives and the Venice Library -- to host "A Taste of Culture," a walking educational tour of their facilities. (READ ON)
Monday, April 10,2017 7:00 p.m. surplus lands andcommunity treasures - crucial decisions -a town hall examination On Monday, April 10, 2017 please join CONA for a town hall examination of our surplus lands policies and zoning processes that are putting lands considered community treasures in danger, perhaps irreversibly. Such crucial decisions require public participation. The current offer to sell public lands adjacent to the Celery Fields for a construction waste processing facility has drawn the focus of adjacent neighborhoods, environmental groups, conservationists, and many concerned individuals. The issues will be examined to determine what should drive decisions about public lands and how policies may be changed to assure protection of our community treasures while making appropriate decisions about development and preservation.