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Veterans Day closings 
Veterans DayAll Sarasota County government offices, including libraries, recreation centers and the Sarasota County History Center will beclosed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

Osprey library opens today 
BooksThe new Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point opens Thursday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. The library will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday.

Four candidates selected to interview for administrator
Sarasota County SealSarasota County commissioners have selected four candidates to interview for the position of County Administrator. Find out where you can meet and greet the finalists.

Get in the EE Zone! 
Attend one of two public workshops on the Energy Economic Zone. We need your input on clean technology, incentives and how to accelerate green economic development.

Honore Avenue extension gets ribbon-cutting ceremony
Ribbon cuttingThe event will highlight a major two-year extension and improvement project for Honore Avenue from Bee Ridge to Fruitville roads. It takes place Thursday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m., at the intersection of Honore Avenue and Webber Street. 

Hope for homeowners  
A panel of financial experts will be on hand to answer your questions about forcelosure, bankruptcy or credit during afree Hope for Homeowners seminar Dec. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Selby Library Auditorium, 1331 First St., Sarasota.

Free or low-cost health care 
The Health Department's mobile medical unit is providing free and low-cost health services at 16 sites and two special events in November. No appointment is needed, and some services are free.

Speaking of Sarasota County 
SpeechYou can now request a member of ournew Speakers Bureau to share their experitse with your community, homeowners association or other civic group. This video explains some of many services your group might want to learn about.

More Headlines
 Kindle comes to libraries

 Address database update 
Time extended for administrator selection
The extra time will be used, if necessary, to discuss candidates for County Administrator. Here is the revised time line.
Economic Report
Sarasota County has released itseconomic report for October. Get details on population, employment, top employers and more. And stay tuned for new reports here each month.
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