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SUNDAY: The end of daylight saving time and the start of local standard time on Nov. 4, when clocks get turned back one hour, serves as a reminder that it is time to change smoke alarms and weather batteries.
Veterans Day ceremonies will be held in Sarasota and Venice on Sunday, Nov. 11. A parade will be featured in Sarasota before the ceremony at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park. The events are being coordinated by the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee and the Venice Area Veterans Council, in coordination with Sarasota County's Veterans Benefits Unit.
Thirty-one Sarasota County schools with garden programs have received rain barrels from UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. The beverage distribution company, Redi-2-DrinQ Group, donated 50 barrels to UF/IFAS.
Sarasota County Libraries and the Venice branch of the American Association of University Women present "Girls, Gadgetry and Galvanizing Genius," a free program designed to encourage girls ages 9-12 to explore careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
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 …