Thursday, November 03, 2011

Daylight Savings Coming, Legacy Overpass to Open, more

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Legacy Trail overpass opens

Legacy Trail overpassGrab your bike, strap on your skates, or lace up a dusty old pair of sneakers. The Legacy Trail / U.S. 41 pedestrian overpass opens Saturday, Nov. 5,with festivities that begins at 9 a.m. at the Venice Train Depot.

Veterans Day closings

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

Go online for metal ordinance

A public workshop was held Nov. 1 to discuss proposed changes to Sarasota County's scrap metal ordinance, but you can still view both proposed ordinances and submit comments, questions and suggestion online until Tueday, Nov. 8.

County goes 'WOW' for water

WaterSarasota County has proclaimed Nov. 5-13 as Water Opportunities Week (WOW) in recognition of the importance of protecting the regions' watersheds. Get your feet wet with one of the many organizations that are celebrating.

Free or low-cost health care

The Sarasota County Health Department's Health in Motion Mobile Medical Unit Staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 16 sites and two special events in November. No appointment is needed, and some services are free.

Change the time and batteries
Smoke alarmDaylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Use the extra sunshine tochange the batteries in your home smoke alarm. If you can't afford a smoke alarm, the Sarasota County Fire Prevention Office will provide one.
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 shows you how.


More Headlines

Kindle comes to libraries

Address database update

Commissioners add discussion time to administrator selection

The extra time will be used, if necessary, to discuss candidates for County Administrator. Here is the revised time line.

October Economic Report
Sarasota County has released itseconomic report for October. (Yikes, are gas prices really up 15.9 percent over this time last year?) Get details on population, employment, top employers and more. And stay tuned for new reports here each month.
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