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We're changing our website
Take a look around, then take our survey and tell us what you think. We're also holding two focus groups to collect input about how we can continue to enhance the site's contents:
Friday, Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-noon
Both sessions will be held at the Sarasota County Administration Center, 1660 Ringlng Blvd., Third Floor Think Tank. If you'd like to participate, email Kim Backus,email@example.com.
One man's trash
SATURDAY: Feel like freeing up some space while you make a little cash? Bring it to Sarasota County's community garage sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Englewood Sports Complex.
Low-income and uninsured children from five North Port elementary schools will soon receive preventive dental care through a 3-year, $95,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation.
The Legacy Trail celebrates its fourth anniversary with a "Tour de Parks' ride Sunday, March 25. Bike 20 miles on fully paved trails, or try the 35 or 65-mile rides on trails and public roads. Breakfast is sponsored and served by First Watch. Register by March 11.
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 …