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April 19: Help us celebrate National County Government Month in April at the Sarasota County Open House. Learn about numerous county programs and services, and hop on one of the new Express buses for a short tour of newly completed county improvement projects. Ask questions of county staff, and find out how we're serving you.The open house takes place from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 19, at the downtown Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. The bus tour starts at 12:30 on a first come, first served basis.
Big Truck Day rolls into town
SATURDAY: If it's big and has wheels, you'll probably find it at Big Truck Day, April 14. The kids can climb inside cabs, pull the levers, push the pedals and honk the horns. Bring a camera to record the fun!
SCAT will offer free rides to all transit users on regular fixed-route or commuter Express buses to celebrate "Try Transit Day" on Thursday, April 19. The standard fare is normally $1.25 for fixed-route service and $2.50 for Express.
Are you ready for the summer!
Sarasota County Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for summer camp programs. Sign up now for traditional, adventure, specialty and therapeutic camps. Financial assistance is available for qualifying Sarasota County residents.
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 …