Thursday, January 12, 2012

Scholarship, Springs, Siesta, SCAT and more


Electric car gets its revenge 
Power cordTODAY JAN. 12: In 2006, the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" explained how car manufacturers destroyed  their own vehicles. Tonight it's payback time, as "Revenge of the Electric Car" premieres in Sarasota for a one-time, 6:30 p.m. showing at Burns Court Cinema. Following the film, Casey Key resident and author Stephen King joins a panel discussion and Q&A.

Holiday office closings 
Most Sarasota County government offices and services, including libraries, the History Center and recreation centers, will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.Here is a complete list of closings.

Siesta Key Beach unveils sign 
Siesta Key Beach signPicture yourself in front of America's No. 1 beach sign at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. That's when the Sarasota County Commission will unveil the colorful new sign, fashioned after bright retro postcards from the past.

SCAT transfer station opens 
SCAT Cattlemen Transfer StationA ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 19 will mark the opening of the new SCAT Cattlemen Intermodal Transfer Station. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m. at  the intersection of Cattlemen Road and Bahia Vista Street in Sarasota.

Peggy Sue and you at VCC 
Johnny Rogers plays the hits of Buddy Holly and other music legends at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at the Venice Community center. Tickets are just $20-$25. Get yours today!

Early voting begins 
Early voting for the Jan. 31 Republican primary election begins Saturday, Jan. 21, and runs through Saturday, Jan. 28. Eligible voters can cast ballots at one of three locations from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. 

Warm Mineral Springs' future
Warm Mineral SpringsHelp 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.

Scholarship opportunity  
The Supervisor of Elections is accepting applications for a $1,200 scholarship. Here are complete guidelines and eligibility requirements.

2012 Legislative Update
The 2012 regular session began Jan. 10 and ends March 9. Here's what Sarasota County will be watching in the weeks to come.

Do you commute from North Port?
SCAT offers express service for just $2.50 one-way (or $5 round-trip) with limited stops.

The route operates Monday-Friday with four round trips in the morning and four in the evening. To learn more, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 861-5000.
December Economic Report now available
Sarasota County's December Economic Report has been released. Get demographic details, employment figures and more for Sarasota County.
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