Thursday, January 27, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Regional Collaboration Initiative Announced
The DEAL, a major regional collaboration initiative was announced today by three of Southwest Florida's biggest players: Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Inc. (SMR), developer of the award-wining master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch; State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota; Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, Florida's largest community foundation. (MORE)
Public Notice: Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3
The city of Sarasota's and Sarasota County's Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP3) applications have been posted for public review and comment. (MORE)
Smile and say cheese for libraries' 'Snapshot Day'
Sarasota County libraries will participate in "Snapshot: A Day in the Life of Florida Libraries" on Tuesday, Jan. 25. The statewide project will illustrate the importance of libraries for Florida's citizens through collection of statistics, stories and photographs, and also how much fun people are having at their local library. (MORE)
|Free community association leadership conference|
Sarasota County Neighborhood Services invites residents to attend a free community association leadership conference scheduled 8:30 a. m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota.
The county will have an information table at the event and is partnering with Becker & Poliakoff, which is hosting the conference.
The forum is designed for owners of single-family homes, condominiums, cooperatives and time share units; property managers; and board members of community, homeowners and condominium associations, among others.
New legislation affecting community and homeowners associations, as well as laws regarding construction, foreclosures and fee collections are among the topics to be covered.
For more information or to register online visit www.becker-poliakoff.
Attend a free condominium educational seminar
Sarasota County is partnering with the state Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes on a free educational seminar that will cover condominium board member responsibilities and financial reporting. (MORE)
Monday, January 17, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Saturday, January 08, 2011
Free seminar offered on ways to overcome overeating
In The Sarasota County Wellness Coalition is sponsoring a free seminar, "Understanding and Overcoming Overeating and Overweight," on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 1-3 p.m. at the
Laurel/Nokomis School Media Center, 1900 East Laurel Road, Nokomis. (MORE)
Aging with Dignity and Independence
Are you an older adult, or do you work, live or interact with older adults? If so, you are invited to share your stories as part of a community initiative to discover what contributes to aging with dignity and independence.
SCOPE, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and The Patterson Foundation are looking for your feedback with the goal of developing innovative and technological ways for older adults to age with dignity and independence.
Sarasota County libraries are now offering free downloadable eBooks through the libraries' website,www.sclibs.net. eBooks are being offered through a partnership with Overdrive, the same company that offers eAudiobooks.
eBooks are available free of charge to valid Sarasota County library card holders. "The explosion of eBooks is not only giving current library customers more options on how to enjoy materials from the library, it's helping introduce new users to their local library," said Sarabeth Kalajian, general manager, Sarasota County library system. The eBook collection includes titles for adults, teens and children, and will continue to grow as usage increases. Sarasota County library eBook titles will work with a wide range of eBook readers compatible with the Adobe EPUB format.