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Relax. Sarasota County libraries forgives you. From May 14-19, patrons with overdue items may return them without penalty to any Sarasota County library. Items must be returned in person. Fines will not be waived for items returned in book drops or by mail.
County awards contracts
Sarasota County has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1.8 million for construction of the Bee Ridge Road Force Main Replacement Project and the Pump Station No. 3 Improvement Project off Ashton Road on Ruby Lane.
FDOT holds open house for Siesta Key Bridge construction
Staff from the Florida Department of Transportation will be available to discuss the upcoming rehabilitation of the north Siesta Key bridge. It will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Siesta Key Chapel, 4615 Gleason Ave. To learn more, visit the FDOT Siesta Key Bridge website.
Paddle Palooza repeats
The popular boating celebration is back from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, with dragon boat, canoe and kayak races. Learn to paddle board, and enjoy great barbecue and music. It all takes place at Nathan Benderson Park.
Mobile health services in May
The Health Department's mobile medical unit will provide free and low-cost health services at 13 sites around the county in May. Services include diabetes screening and blood pressure, pregnancy, HIV and tuberculosis tests. Appointments are not needed.
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 …