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Holiday office closings
Most Sarasota County government offices and services, including libraries, the History Center and recreation centers, will be closed Sunday, Jan. 1, and Monday, Jan. 2, for the New Year's Day holiday. Here is a complete list of closings.
Band Bash breaks in Selby Library Teen Center Jan. 7
The new center was unveiled during an official ceremony earlier this month. Nowit's time to party with some of the area's hottest teen bands and DJs.
The Sarasota County Health Department will provide free and low-cost medical services at 15 sites throughout Sarasota County in January. The staff will also be present at two special events.
Cut-rate fees for energy class
Learn how to achieve more energy efficiency in your home. Sarasota County is offering reduced class fee incentivesfor a limited number of residents who register for courses at the Florida Solar Energy Center.
December Economic Report now available
Sarasota County's December Economic Report has been released. Get demographic details, employment figures and more for Sarasota County.
New videos this week
Our local students' annual NEST calendar proves that the economic and social impact of locally grown food is not just kids' stuff.
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 …