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SCAT fares to increase Oct. 3
SCAT BusThe regular, one-way Sarasota County Area Transit fares on fixed-troute service, including the SCAT trolley, will increase fro 75 cents to $1.25. Here is a complete list of fare increases.
Selby Public Library closing
temporarily for remodel
BooksThe next phase of the $1.2 million remodeling of Selby Public Library includes a temporary closing on Saturday, Oct. 1. All other Sarasota County libraries are open 10 a.m.-
5 p.m. Selby will reopen at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 3.
County scores high in survey

GradeA+Most Sarasota County residents say their quality of life is excellent, according to results from the 2011 Sarasota County Citizen Survey. See how else the county scored in spending, property taxes and crime.

Volunteer for National Public Lands Day
SunflowerHelp celebrate the 18th Annual National Public Lands Day from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 24, at Sleeping Turtles Preserve in Venice.
What citizens want in a new county administrator
Magnifying GLassFive public focus groups honed in on the characteristics and qualities that Sarasota County residents feel are most important for this position.
Clean up the coast Sept. 24

BeachsunsetVolunteer to clean coastal and other areas during the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup. The event takes place 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 24, at sites throughout Sarasota County. To sign up, call 941-861-5399.

Is your family safe from fire?
FIreHatFind out the Fire Prevention Open House Saturday, Oct. 8, from
10 a.m.- 2 p.,.at Fire Station 5,
N. Beneva Road, Sarasota.
It's a Paddle Palooza!

CanoeDragon boat, rowing, kayaks, cayuco and stand-up paddleboard in North Port. The event is free, from 9 a.m. -
5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at Dallas White Park, 5930 Sam Shapos Way. Food, music and fun for the entire family.

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