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Could your property be the next EOC?
Sarasota County has issued a Request for Information seeking properties that might be available for a new 911-Emergency Operations Center. Here are the requirements.
Some county phones going down Oct. 7
Telephone services will be temporarily shut down for several county departments starting at 5 p.m. Friday and extending over the weekend. The shutdown will allow equipment to be moved from the Cattlemen Road Complex to new facilities.
Paddle Palooza Saturday!
Dragon 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.
How green is your thumb?
Let Sarasota County's Master Gardeners hone your skills at their 7th Annual Plant Sale Oct. 8. Plants for sale include edibles, natives and other Florida-friendly plants donated by local nurseries and growers.
This open house is on fire!
There's something for everyone at the Sarasota County Fire Prevention Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fire Station 5. Free admission, beverages and refreshments.
Billions in federal grants and contracts are available for research and new technology and products. Attend this workshop to see how you can get a piece of this $2.5 billion pie.
Hot wheels coming Oct. 14-15
Sarasota County's BMX Track will host the first-ever (and cutest) Strider World Championships for racers age 2-5.Spectator admission and parking for the event are free. Did we mention it was the cutest? Bring lots of film.
What's your number?
Sarasota County is improving its address database to ensure that emergency vehicles, first responders and public safety officials can be dispatched to correct addresses.
Mobile health services
The Sarasota County Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 16 sites around the county during October.
Stand Up Fight Back as a group became involved in actively opposing a proposed dump at the Celery Fields in Sarasota, Florida, in February of 2017. I personally had been following the issue from abroad in Sweden and upon my return in Jan 2017 our steering committed agreed to officially proceed. I headed up the Celery Fields wing of our group and immediately began organizing events and public outreach to the County Commissioners. Along with hundreds of activists, thousand of hours and a massive amount of money, we won an impressive victory on August 23rd 2017 in defeating an industrial waste concrete crushing construction and yard debris facility situated within the 450 acres that is the Celery Fields.Dozens of members of our group were actively involved and showed up at every event, town hall, private meeting and all the public hearings. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart to the top of the Celery Fields hill.This is a list of …