Friday, May 04, 2012

Spring Garden Tour, Historic Preservation, more . . .


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See how these gardens grow
Green Yard
SUNDAY: Take a self-guided tour through some of the area's most successful and beautiful Florida-friendly gardens. The Spring Garden Tour runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, and starts at the Venice Beach pavilion, 101 The Esplanade, Venice.   

Cut fire risk from cigarettes
Fire
Carelessly discarded cigarettes both inside and outside the home can cause a fire that spreads fast. Sarasota County Chief Mike Tobias has some safety tips to reduce the risk to your family, home and property.

Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month
SATURDAY: Join commissioners and your community at Indian Mound Park in Englewood May 5, to celebrate our cultural heritage. "Discover America's Hidden Gems is the theme of this year's event, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  

Time to go fish! 
Fishing
Children 14 and under are invited to the annual Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Spring Fishing Tournament. The event will be held from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Nokomis Beach.

Mobile health services in May
DoctorThe 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.

We're the 'Library of the Year'
Selby LibraryWhen it comes to library systems in the state of Florida, the Sarasota County Library System is the best of the best. So says the Florida Library Association, which gave the award for outstanding service, creativity and innovation, and numerous partnerships. 

Gun range undergoes cleanup 
The Knight Trail Park Pistol and Rifle Range is closed for up to three weeks while crews perform a lead remediation on the site. The 12-yard, 25-yard and 50-yard shooting ranges, as well as the trap, skeet and archery ranges, remain open during the cleanup.

AARP partners with libraries 
Tax  HelpAARP Tax-Aide partnered with county libraries to provide free assistance and preparation for about 4,400 tax returns this year.

Come work for us
Sarasota County is hiring. Seewhat positions are available.

County Talk
Video news of note from Sarasota County
 County Talk - Show #1 - Segment #1 - County Commission Report
Actions taken by the Sarasota County Commission

 County Talk- Show #1 - Segment #2 - County Administrator Randall Reid

Sarasota County Administrator Randall Reid's vision.

County Talk - Show #1 - Segment #3
Why Sarasota County was ranked as one of the healthiest places to live.

History Center Marker Minutes
  
Discover the charm of the historic Venice Train Depot.
  
How the turpentine industry shaped Sarasota County.

Economic Report
Sarasota County has released its economic report for April. See how the county is faring in population, gas prices and other economic indicators.

Commission Reports

More headlines    

Speakers Bureau
Request a member of ourSpeakers Bureau to share their expertise with your community, homeowners association or other civic group.
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