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What's Up in Parks?

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Happy Thanksgiving!
With the great weather, there's so much going on in Parks. 
Upcoming Nature Events in Sarasota County are here (Nov.) and here (Dec.) on the 
Friends of Sarasota County Parks Site


Bee Ridge Widening Community Meeting Set

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Curious what's up with the Bee Ridge Road widening? You'll have a chance to find out what's being planned, to have all your questions answered, and to present your ideas to county planners.
Sarasota County staff will be present on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4:30 pm to 7 pm at Colonial Oaks Baptist Church, 6901 Bee Ridge Road, opposite Tora.

They'll have maps and designs of the project, which will be approximately 30% along at the time of the meeting. You can learn what the widening will look like, how the wider road will be buffered from communities along Bee Ridge, where the roundabouts might be situated, plans for trees, bicycle paths, bus stops, and more.
Lake Sarasota will probably see access to Bee Ridge Rd. from some of its smaller streets closed off. All this information will be available at this event, so you can discuss the plans with the people who are designing the road, and register your thoughts with the county.

The matter of driveway closings may also be of …

Hope for Homeowners, New Speakers Bureau, more

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Greetings!

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 emailcommunityconnections@scgov.net
Thanksgiving holiday closings Sarasota County government offices, including libraries, the History Center and recreation centers, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a list of those closings, along with some county services that will be available Friday, Nov. 25.
County begins contract negotiations for administrator Sarasota County has begun contract discussions with Randall Reid for the position of county administrator. Reid is currently county manager for Alachua County, Fla.
Sign up for the spin cycle Cycling enthusiasts, walkers, runners and inline skaters will converge on downtown Venice for Cyclovia Venice Nov. 20. The free event runs 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the we…

Community Connections

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Greetings!

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 emailcommunityconnections@scgov.net
Veterans Day closings All Sarasota County government offices, including libraries, recreation centers and the Sarasota County History Center will beclosed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Osprey library opens today The new Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point opens Thursday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. The library will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday.
Four candidates selected to interview for administrator Sarasota County commissioners have selected four candidates to interview for the position of County Administrator. Find out where you can meet and greet the finalists.

Drop off unsold items from Yard Sale

From Sandy:

 The Salvation Army will put a trailer at Luzon and Lancaster for people to put their leftover garage sale items in. It will be there by 1pm tomorrow (Saturday, 11.12.11) so people can take their items straight there and won't have to store them again. For larger items or for home pick up, you can call 727-541-7781 and someone will schedule to come pick the items up.

Community Yard Sale November 12th

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The next Lake Sarasota Yard Sale is November 12th - that's a Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can of course choose to say open longer or shorter, but those hours will be posted on our ads in the paper and Craigslist.

This season's sale won't include any tables for food or information, or maps, so be sure to put some balloons or other eye-catchers on your mailbox.
If you have the chance to get the word out via email, Twitter, Facebook, or other social media, here are a couple of links you can share:
http://sarasota.patch.com/events/community-yard-sale-lake-sarasota
http://events.heraldtribune.com/sarasota-fl/events/show/223122784-lake-sarasota-community-yard-sale
If between now and then you see any landscaping or other issues that should be addressed, please let us know - thanks.

Daylight Savings Coming, Legacy Overpass to Open, more

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Greetings!

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 emailcommunityconnections@scgov.net Legacy Trail overpass opens Grab 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 All 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.