Thursday, February 02, 2012

Public email, Springs, Valentines on the Beach, more


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

Warm Mineral Springs' future
Warm Mineral SpringsTODAY: Help shape improvements to Warm Mineral Springs. Attend a visioning session at the Gulfcoast Event and Conference Center in Sarasota. If you can't attend, join the conversation online. North Port has started an internet survey, and Sarasota County has launched an online wiki.

New public access email site
Sarasota County has launched a newonline site for public access to email. Search by topic, individuals and date.Take a look around

Say 'I do' again on No. 1 beach
Grab your honey and join hundreds of other couples this Valentine's Day in renewing your wedding vows on America's No. 1 beach. The popular "Say I Do Again"ceremony takes place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Siesta Beach.

Free alert notification system
Sign up for free alerts on issues that impact your property and neighborhood, including water/sewer interruptions, road closures, Amber Alerts and evacuations.

SFF announces town hall
The Sarasota Film Festival will hold a free town hall from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. Organizers will unveil new programs and talk with participants. RSVP on Facebook, or call 941-364-9514 to learn more.

'Movin' Out' star moves to VCC
Henry Haid, the musical star of the Tony Award-winning musical "Movin' Out" brings his tribute to Billy Joel to the Venice Community Center for one night only, Saturday, Feb. 11.

Senior beach walks begin
BeachEvery Wednesday in February and March, seniors age 50 and older can meet friends, enjoy gettiing in shape, and win prizes during Sarasota County's annual Senior Beach Walks. Here's how to sign up.

North Port express service 
 If you commute from North Port, SCAT offers express service for just $2.50 one-way (or $5 round-trip) with limited stops. Register to win an Express SCAT pass, worth up to $85. by participating in this survey. 

Reading comes up to bat
BooksCounty libraries are teaming up with the Baltimore Orioles to promote reading. Children who sign up and read three or more books in February will receive areserved grandstand ticket to the March 14 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

February mobile healthcare
DoctorThe Health Department will provide free and low-cost health services at 15 sites around the county during February. Services include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pegnancy testing, HIV and tuberculosis testings and adult immunizations.

Senior games get pumped up
Some of the best senior athletes around will compete in the 23rd Annual Gulf Coast Senior Games, Feb. 21-26 at locations throughout the region.   

Grant workshops scheduled
Green Yard
A series of grant orientation workshops under the popular Sarasota County
will be held January-March at several county locations. The program helps fund community improvement projects.

Randall Reid
New administrator joins Sarasota County 
Randall Reid, former Alachua County Manager, has officially joined Sarasota County Government. In this video, watch him explain what he expects of the organization.
2012 Legislative Session, Week 3
Your up-to-the-minute report onlegislative actions affecting Sarasota County.
January 2012
Economic Report 
Sarasota County's economic report for January 2012 has been released.
More headlines 
 
New videos  
Sarasota County's bright new sign recognizing Siesta Key Beach as the "No.1 Beach in the USA" is drawing lots of shutterbugs. 

PLUS: How to fertilize properly.

AND: Visit the Celery Fields Stormwater Facility, Red Bug Slough and Roberts Bay with EPA's Acting Assistant Administrator Nancy Stoner.
Speakers Bureau
Request a member of our Speakers Bureau to share their expertise with your community, homeowners association or other civic group.
Property Appraiser news
If you enjoy getting news about your community and Sarasota County Government, sign up for the Property Appraiser's e-newsletter, Furst Facts.Get up-to-the-minute information about tax exemptions, preliminary values, TRIM notices, tax bills, changes to statutes, and ordinances affecting your property.

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