Friday, October 28, 2011

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Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections eNewsletter. We hope you share this enewsletter with family, firends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for featured articles, or feedback on the system at email communityconnections@scgov.net
Get teed off at new golf exhibit

TODAY: Celebrate Sarasota County's rich history of golfing. "Tee Time in Paradise: The early Years of Sarasota Golf" debuts today at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the main clubhouse of Bobby Jones Golf Club. PGA Tour winner Tony Jacklin is the keynote speaker.

Gun range to reopen Oct. 28

An agreement between Sarasota County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will reopen Knight Trail Pistol and Rifle Range at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

Energize your home Oct. 29

A representative of Sarasota County'sEnergy Upgrade campaign will be at Home Depot, 4111 Cattlemen Road Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. to answer your questions about saving energy and money.

Take tricks and treats safely
Dog in costumeThe 16th annual Halloween Safewalktakes place 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, on Dearborn Street in Englewood (west of S.R.776 to Olde Englewood Road). Area businesses will pass out candy to kids. Plus, costume contests for two and four-legged creatures.
Commissioners extend time line for administrator selection

Sarasota County SealThe extra time will be used, if necessary, to discuss candidates for the new county administrator. Here is a revised timeline.

Phillippi market is back Nov. 2

The popular farmhouse market opens its third season at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota. Stop by for fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and organic produce, as well as cut flowers and prepared foods.

Speaking of Sarasota County

SpeechYou can now request a member of our new Speakers Bureau to share their experitse with your community, homeowners association or other civic group. This video shows you how.


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Libraries open the ebook on Kindle

Address database update

Proposed metals ordinance

October Economic Report is out
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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The weather is here
Make your friends and and relatives up nBeachorth jealous. Text a picture of you on one of our 14 public beaches. Find your piece of paradise here.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Roundabouts

Plans for the expansion of Bee Ridge Road are likely to call for creating roundabouts at several points along Bee Ridge east of I-75.

Traffic experts say installing roundabouts results in remarkable reductions in accidents:




Don't forget to come to the public meeting set for Thursday, Dec. 8th where you'll have a chance to get a view of the project, and to speak with planners from the county. And don't forget the Lake Sarasota Community Group meeting the same evening at 7 pm.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Community Connections

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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 email communityconnections@scgov.net
Time line set for county administrator selection

Sarasota County SealSarasota County has released the final time line for selecting a new county administrator. Meet and greet the candidates, and learn when final interviews will take place.

Throwing the eBook at Kindle

Kindle DetailThe Amazon Kindle eBook reader, one of the most popular readers on the market, is now accepted at all Sarasota County libraries. Just select the "Get for Kindle" option when checking out an eBook.

Mental health alliance donates books to libraries

Book cover I am not sickThe Sarasota County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health hasdonated copies of the best-selling book,"I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help" to the Sarasota County Library System.

Deadline nears for EOC
site submittals

Hurricane V2If you think you own a potential site for Sarasota County's new 911-Emergency Operations Center, you have until Oct. 25 to complete a Request for Information.Here are the requirements.

No bones about this race!

Sneakers in bonesThe Creaky Bones 5K and dragon boat festival will leave you breathless. It takes off Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Nathan Benderson Park. Find all the spooky details here.

Meet the candidates for new county administrator
Sarasota County SealSarasota County will hold two public sessions for the community to meet candidates for county administrator. The meetings will take place Sunday, Nov. 13, and Monday, Nov. 14.
Beat the flu at the drive-thru
FluToo busy to visit a doctor for your flu shot? A drive-thru flu clinic will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Tabernacle Church in north Sarasota.
Cleaning up in south county
GarbageSarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup in the South Venice area from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
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2011 Coastal Cleanup

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Address database update

Proposed metals ordinance

Mobile health services in October

We want your input
Need a new place for the nuptials?
Phillippi Estate Park offers spectacular waterfront views, beautiful historic interiors, and all the space you need to complete your perfect day.Phillippi Estate interior
It's a small world after all
Toddlers from around the globe converged on the Sarasota BMX track Oct. 14-15 for the Strider World Championship. Our photo gallery is filled with fresh faces strutting their Strider stuff.
BMX child on bike

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Latest Sheriff's Report on LS

From Ted, here's the latest Sheriff's report for our area -- Thanks Ted!


The Sept. 2011 Sheriff's Dept Report analysis:

Crimes by type:

Vandalism - 2
Burglaries - 1
Thefts - 4
Juvenile Disturbance - 0.

Five incidents happened between Sept. 5 and 15. The "hottest" day was Thursday, with 3 incidents. Two incidents happened on Tuesdays. and there was one each on Monday and Friday. Six of the seven reported incidents happened between 6 and Midnight, a shift from daylight to dusk. We'll probably want to adjust patrol times accordingly. Brentford Road had two incidents, both vandalism, at 7055 and 7095, four days apart. Hina, Lancaster, Mauna Loa, and Tarawa each had one incident. Unlike June-August, where reported incidents were somewhat concentrated in the east half of Lake Sarasota, the September incidents were scattered throughout the subdivision.

Ted Cover, Citizens Patrol

Friday, October 14, 2011

Save December 8

Thursday Dec. 8 is the date of our next LSCG General Meeting. But we have also learned it might be the date of a very important meeting with the planning and design team for the Bee Ridge Rd. Improvement project.

By December plans for the widening will be about 30% complete, and usually at that point the county invites the public in to get acquainted with the concepts, the plans thus far, and offers various ways in which the residents - i.e., you - can offer your thoughts, ideas, concerns to the folks doing the project.

The meeting on Dec. 8 has yet to have a definite place, but the time will probably be from 4:30 to 7. It will be informal, so come after work if need be. This post will update as we get more details.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Community Connections

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Deadline nears for EOC
site submittals

Hurricane V2If you think you own a potential site for Sarasota County's new 911-Emergency Operations Center, you have until Oct. 25 to complete a Request for Information. Here are the requirements.

Help us 'Procure' a better way

Sarasota County will hold a follow-up discussion on procurement process improvements Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m.-noon in the Human Services Building at 2200 Ringling. Blvd. Comejoin the discussion.

Hot tots and hot wheels!
Child on bikeSarasota County's BMX Track will host the first-ever (and cutest) Strider World Championships for racers age 2-5. Spectator admission and parking for the event are free. Did we mention it was the cutest? Bring lots of film.
Hearing set for secondhand metals ordinance

Sarasota County commissioners have authorized a public hearing on Dec. 13 to discuss proposed amendments to a county ordinance regulating the purchase of secondhand goods and precious metals.

Beat the flu at the drive-thru
FluToo busy to visit a doctor for your flu shot? A drive-thru flu clinic will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Tabernacle Church in north Sarasota.
Summer youth bus pass wins national ad award
SCAT summer youth passSarasota County Area Transit's summer youth pass has placed first in the 2011 annual AdWheel Awards competition.
Easy money

Billions in federal grants and contracts are available for research and new technology and products. Attend this workshop to see how you can get a piece of this $2.5 billion pie.

What's your number?

NumbersSarasota County is improving its address database to ensure that emergency vehicles, first responders and public safety officials can be dispatched to correct addresses.

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2011 Coastal Cleanup

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New Ethics, Compliance officer

Mobile health services in October

Knight Trail gun range closing

We want your input
Final County Administrator search process timeline
Sarasota County Seal
A final timeline forselecting a new Sarasota County Administrator has been released.
No bones 'bout this race
Sneakers in bones
The Creaky Bones 5K and dragon boat festival will leave you breathless Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Nathan Benderson Park. Find all the meaty details here.

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