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SATURDAY: Bring the entire family to the Sarasota County Fire Department's annual Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Fire demonstrations, clowns, face painting, games and fire trucks. It all takes place at Fire Station 5, 400 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota.
SATURDAY: Sarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup in the Osprey and Vamo area from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Dumpsters will be provided by Waste Management and will be available at three locations for refuse from residents.
Sarasota County is scheduling cleanups for Blind Pass Beach and Manasota Beach after fish began washing up on shore on Wednesday. County health officials suspect a red tide bloom in the gulf off of Charlotte County is the cause.
All Sarasota County libraries will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, while employees participate in training. Access to outside book returns will not be affected by the closure; and borrowed items may be returned.
Sarasota County Master Gardeners holds their 8th Annual Plant Sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Bee Ridge Park, 4430 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. In case of rain, the event will move to Oct. 14. Admission is free.
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections offices will remain open until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, which is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election. Staff will accept new voter registrations, address and name changes and signature updates.
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 …