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, email@example.com
County unveils #1 Beach in USA sign for Siesta Beach
A free Healthy Homes event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St., Sarasota. Organized by the local Newtown/North Sarasota community in partnership with Home Depot, the event is designed to help residents learn how to keep their homes dry, ventilated, maintained, clean, pest-free, contaminant-free and safe using the principles from the National Center for Healthy Housing.
Warm Mineral Springs' future
Help shape improvements to Warm Mineral Springs by participating in visioning sessions hosted by Sarasota County and the city of North Port. Explore the site Jan. 21, or attend one of two presentations scheduled for Jan. 26 and Feb. 2.
Night Fever is bringing boogie back to VCC
Break out your polyester slacks, wide-collar shirts and gold neckwear because the disco mirror ball will be in full spin-mode as Night Fever brings its popular tribute to the Bee Gees back to the Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice, for two nights, Jan. 26 and 27. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Neighborhood grant workshops scheduled
A series of grant orientation workshops under the popular Sarasota County
will be held January-March at several county locations. The program supports the county's initiative to preserve and enhance the quality of life in county neighborhoods by providing matching grants to neighborhoods to help fund improvement projects.
50+ adults urged to vaccinate
Health officials are urging adults age 50 and older toget vaccinated against shingles. Caused by the same virus associated with chickenpox, shingles is more common and serious in older adults.
Volunteer for seagrass survey program
Sarasota County is following up its successful summer seagrass survey with a call for volunteers to participate in its winter survey, which will run through February 2012.
Request a member of our Speakers Bureau to share their expertise with your community, homeowners association or other civic group.
Stand Up Fight Back as a group became involved in actively opposing a proposed dump at the Celery Fields in Sarasota, Florida, in February of 2017. I personally had been following the issue from abroad in Sweden and upon my return in Jan 2017 our steering committed agreed to officially proceed. I headed up the Celery Fields wing of our group and immediately began organizing events and public outreach to the County Commissioners. Along with hundreds of activists, thousand of hours and a massive amount of money, we won an impressive victory on August 23rd 2017 in defeating an industrial waste concrete crushing construction and yard debris facility situated within the 450 acres that is the Celery Fields.Dozens of members of our group were actively involved and showed up at every event, town hall, private meeting and all the public hearings. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart to the top of the Celery Fields hill.This is a list of …