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Happy New Year from Lake Sarasota

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Band Bash, Rules of the Road and more...

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Greetings!
Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections e-newsletter. Please share this e-newsletter with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, atcommunityconnections@scgov.net
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.
How do you roll?  If it's by bike, the Sheriff's Office wants you to know the rules of the road in Sarasota County.
Free, low-cost health services  <

Happy Holidays from Lake Sarasota

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Greetings!
Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections eNewsletter. Please share this enewsletter with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, atcommunityconnections@scgov.net
Holiday office closings Most Sarasota County government offices and services, including libraries, the History Center and recreation centers, will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. Here is a complete list of those closings, along with some exceptions.
Free, low-cost health services  The Sarasota Health Department will provide free and low-cost medical servicesat 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.
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Reminder about voter registration

This message regarding voter registration has been sent to Homeowner Associations to be distributed:
KATHY DENT
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
www.SarasotaVotes.com

Dec 16, 2011
Media contact: Tel: (941) 861-8606
                        Fax: (941 861-8609

Voter registration deadline nears for January 31 PPP

SARASOTA, FL – Voters must be registered by January 3, 2012 to be eligible to vote in the January 31, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary, Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent announces. New voter registrations must be postmarked by January 3 or delivered in person to any supervisor of elections office not later than 5 p.m., January 3.

Because Florida is a closed primary state, a person can only vote in the primary for the candidates of the party in which the person is registered. This means that voters registered without party affiliation or in a party other than the Republican Party will not be eligible to vote on January 31.

Ms. Dent also urges voters to verify and updat…

Calendar by kids; free surrey rides; raining barrels

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Greetings!
Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections eNewsletter. Please share this enewsletter with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, atcommunityconnections@scgov.net
Holiday office closings Most Sarasota County government offices and services, including libraries, the History Center and recreation centers, will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. Here is a complete list of those closings, along with some exceptions.
Annual kids' calendar  Sarasota County's annual Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship team (NEST) calendar has been released. For 2012, students celebrate locally grown and produced food. Here are photos of all the winners.
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 Sol…

From the Sarasota Sheriff

Sheriff's press release: Scam Warning The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about seasonal door-to-door scams, most recently a scheme where people pose as students involved in a fundraiser. Reported incidents indicate that well-dressed college-age young men are approaching people under the guise of raising money for a school trip. They claim that they attend local universities and that their parents live nearby. The pitch differs, but on some occasions the suspects ask for $118 for a trip to an overseas sports tournament. If the homeowner seems hesitant they reduce the price and offer magazine subscriptions. The suspect will even present an official looking flyer and receipt, but they do not contain valid information. In a separate but similar scam, the perpetrator claims to be a state or county worker doing tree work or other contracting in the area. On at least one occasion, the suspect has distracted the victim, entered their home and left with their c…

Bee Ridge Widening Details Presented

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This is a bare bones summary of changes apparent in the plans presented by the county to the community at this evening's Bee Ridge Widening workshop - more detail will be available soon. A second community workshop will take place when plans are further along, possibly Summer/Fall 2012.

Because of a greater number of changes along the Lake Sarasota stretch of Bee Ridge Rd., more details will be presented to Lake Sarasota residents, possibly in January. Stay tuned.


1. Overview

The road will be four lanes to Bent Tree / Laurel Oak, and two lanes on to Bee Ridge Extension.

It will have streetlights, a median, bicycle lanes, bus stops and sidewalks on both the north and south sides. In places where the county succeeds in purchasing homes, there will be a deeper buffer between the roadway and the communities bordering the roadway.

2. Four new Culs de Sac


Lake Sarasota roads that connect to Bee Ridge are currently planned to be closed off:

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2. Four Roundabouts: 
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Community Connections

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Greetings!
Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections eNewsletter. Please share this enewsletter with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, atcommunityconnections@scgov.net
TODAY Homeowners seminar A panel of financial experts will be on hand to answer your questions about forcelosure, bankruptcy or credit during afree Hope for Homeowners seminar Dec. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Selby Library Auditorium, 1331 First St., Sarasota.
Local library marks milestone  Fruitville Library is 10 years old. Comecelebrate this anniversary from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, with music, displays and a Mistletoe Market of holiday items.
Crab legs skitter for beach run  America's best beach hosts the 35thannual Sandy Claws Beach Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the  Siesta Beach pavilion. This year's run features a DJ spinning tunes, healthy snacks, a raffle, and of course, a visit from Santa.
County offers …