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Routine maintenance begins on Central County Water Reclamation Facility
TODAY: Sarasota County Utilities will be performing routine maintenance at the Central County Water Reclamation Facility, 7905 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, Sept. 27, 28 and Oct. 1. The maintenance will be done in the early morning when the facility is not at peak operation. It will require use of equipment that could generate additional noise. Sarasota County Utilities apologizes for the inconvenience.  
Sarasota County Law Library relocating to Adams Lane facility 
TODAY: The Sarasota County Law Library is scheduled to be moved to new space at 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota, on Thursday, Sept. 27. The Law Library is expected to reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1. 
Doo Wop hits the stage at VCC
SATURDAY: The sounds of 1950s Doo Wop will fill the Venice Community Center when Lola and The Saints take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Tickets are $18 and may be ordered by calling 941-861-1380. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Blind Pass Youth Fall Fishing tourney
SATURDAY: Sarasota County Parks and Recreation will host the Blind Pass Beach Youth Fall Fishing Tournament at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Blind Pass Beach, 6725 Manasota Key Road, Englewood. 
Wharf Road Dock closed for repairs
Sarasota County has closed the Wharf Road dock at the west end of Wharf Road in Sarasota to repair deteriorating decking. The dock is expected to reopen in early 2013. 
Monitoring for red tide offshore  
State and local officials from Mote Marine Laboratory and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, along with Sarasota County Environmental Utilities and the Sarasota County Health Department, are monitoring area waters for the organism that causes Florida red tide.
Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board has vacancy
ThIs advisory board makes recommendations concerning the acquisition of property, capital improvements, operations and maintenance. The board seeks to fill one vacancy in the Englewood Fire Control District and one in the City of Sarasota.
Libraries now offering free webinars
The Sarasota County Library System has begun a series of free live webinars that address subjects ranging from geneaology to setting up a small business. 
Health Department joins global rabies prevention initiative
In observance of World Rabies Day on Sept. 28, the Sarasota County Health Department has launched a new rabies Web page, and will be distributing educational reminders to residents and visitors about how to reduce their rabies risk.
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