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Connections 8.29

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Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections eNewsletter. We hope you will share this eNewsletter with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for featured articles, or feedback on the system at emailcommunityconnections@scgov.net.County plans public input on county administrator selection
Sarasota County will hold five focus group sessions for public input on the characteristics and qualities that are important in a new county administrator. The meetings also will explore the opportunities for the county and the next administrator. (READ ON) Last call for registration in national 'Hoop It Up' tournament
The nationally recognized "Hoop It Up" 3-on-3 basketball tournament is coming Sept. 3-4 to the Venice Community Center (VCC), 326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice. Last minute registration is now being accepted atwww.hoopitup.com. (READ ON) Mobile health services offered at 16 county sites in September
The Sarasota County Health De…

Change of Meeting Date and Guest Speaker

From Bill Pitts, President of the Lake Sarasota Community Group:
Hello Residents of Lake Sarasota:
On Tuesday, September 6, 2011 we will have our quarterly meeting of the Lake Sarasota Community Group. This meeting should be very interesting and informative. We will have a guest speaker, Joe O'Hara, who will speak to us about recent developments regarding the construction and widening of Bee Ridge Road. This is a subject that should be of interest to all of us who live in Lake Sarasota!
We would like to invite all Lake Sarasota residents to this meeting. Please come and bring any questions you may have about the future of Bee Ridge Road. Mr. O'Hara has been following the future of Bee Ridge Road and will be very informative.
We will also discuss our normal agenda items at this meeting.
The meeting is: 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Sarasota Alliance Church 7221 Bee Ridge Road
Please try and make this meeting! It should definitely be worth your time.
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Community Connections for the week of August 21

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Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections eNewsletter. We hope you will share this eNewsletter with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for featured articles, or feedback on the system at emailcommunityconnections@scgov.net.Newtown community cleanup scheduled Saturday, Aug. 20
It's time to clean out the garage and gather up yard waste and discarded household items. Sarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup in the Newtown area from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Dumpsters will be provided by Waste Management and will be available at three locations for materials from residents. There is no fee for disposal of items. (READ ON) County seeks volunteers for Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 24
Keep Sarasota County Beautiful (KSCB) is seeking volunteers to help clean coastal and other areas during the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 24, at sites throughout Sarasota County. Volunteers can…

Community Connections for Week of 8.15.11

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Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections eNewsletter. We hope you will share this eNewsletter with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for featured articles, or feedback on the system at emailcommunityconnections@scgov.net.Selby Children's Library will close temporarily during remodeling project
The $1.2 million remodeling of Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota, is proceeding on schedule with the next phase to include the temporary closing of the Children's Library Aug. 19 - Sept. 2. While the Children's Library is closed, participants of children's programs are encouraged to attend similar activities and events at North Sarasota Library, Fruitville Library and Gulf Gate Library. Items reserved for pickup from the children's collection still will be available at Selby Library during this time frame. (READ ON) Newtown community cleanup scheduled Saturday, Aug. 20
It's time to clean out the garage …