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Thanks to all who came out this morning to help us provide a facelift for Hina Point Park:  Renee, Sandy, Connie, Joanna, Ellie, Doug, Jim, Ray, Bill, Tom and Chris.

Originally built in 2009, the park was due for sprucing up.

Thanks to Debbie Marks of Sarasota County for helping over the years as we've used, slowly but surely, the grant funds she originally helped us to receive -- among many other helpful interventions.


Restoring our little park

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Hina Park Fix-Up We have a grant from the county to help fix up Hina Point Park - at the intersection of Hina and Palau.

We'll be replacing posts, adding mulch, doing a general facelift.

Want to help?

Meet us at the little park at 8 am Saturday, March 31.


If you have a post hole shovel, please bring it!
Other things to bring on Saturday, 8 am:
People should bring:
ratchet 1/2 "drinking water rakesgloves
Got an auger to lend us? Or other questions? Write to lakesarasota@gmail.com.

Some photos from the time the park was built can be seen on Facebook.


A Chance to Help our Parks

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If you care about our parks, then you should know about this Giving Challenge to help the Friends of Sarasota County Parks.

On March 27, you can them in the 36-Hour Giving Challenge!

You can check out our profile anytime.

On Marcy 27, as close to 6 am as you can, Support the Friends by doing this:

1. Go here.

2. Type "friends" into the search and locate our profile. (The link is not there yet, but will be at 6 am on Tuesday March 27).

3. Enter your credit card info.

4. Accept our thanks - all contributions are fully tax deductible.


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Community Connections

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Greetings!
Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections e-newsletter. Please share it with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, at communityconnections@scgov.net
eProcure goes live, begins training Registration has begun for eProcure, Sarasota County's free, single website for solicitations, policies, procedures and forms. Find oout how you can register for eProcure online, or attend a free eProcure training session.
Beach blanket baseball!  FRIDAY: Celebrate Siesta Beach Day at Ed Smith Stadium March 23 when the Orioles take on the Boston Red Sox. Take home a T-shirt, beach towel and your own pair of limited edition sunglasses. .
It's a marvelous night for a movie   FRIDAY: The Sarasota Film Festival presents a free outdoor screening of "Megamind." Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic. Arrive early for the best viewing. The show starts at 8 p.m., Booker Middle School, 2250 Myrtle St., Sa…

Community Connections

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Greetings!
Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections e-newsletter. Please share it with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, at communityconnections@scgov.net
Registration begins for new online procurement system training  THIS WEEK:Registration for eProcure, Sarasota County's new online procurement system, begins March 19. The eProcure system replaces the current online service with a free, single website for Sarasota County solicitations, policies, procedures and forms.
Sarasota County supports Sunshine Week     THIS WEEK: Sarasota County government supports Sunshine Week in Florida March 11-17. As part of its commitment to open government, the county has two new websites, one on Financial Transparency and another on Public Information.
Sarasota County website wins 'A' for transparent government THIS WEEK: The Sarasota County website, www.scgov.net, has won a "Sunny Award" as one of t…

Energy Upgrade Neighborhood Challenge

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A fire in Lake Sarasota

This is the dry season, and it's at its peak. Wednesday evening some trees were set ablaze in Lakeview Park, fairly close to a house. The fire moved very quickly. Here are a few notes gleaned from those present:

1. How did the fire start?

Witnesses said they saw three or four young kids with bikes at the spot where and when the fire began. The kids took off as it gathered force. They thought the kids were 13 or so, possibly younger. It is unknown if anyone actually saw someone start the fire.


2. Who called it in? 

Several people who were in the park around 7:30 p.m. appear to have called 911. One woman said she was kept on the phone for 10 minutes with questions like, "How high is the fire?"

Others in the park might also have called it in, however, no one shouted to the homeowner or came to his door to tell him of the fire. It was his dog's barking that drew his attention to the flames, which were very close to his fence, he reported.


3.  How long did it take for the Fi…

Cyclovia, Housing, Half-Marathon, more

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Greetings!
Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections e-newsletter. Please share it with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, atcommunityconnections@scgov.net
District 1 community forum  TODAY:Join your District 1 city and county commissioners, along with local experts, for an important panel discussion on the current state and future of community safety and the evolving structure of education.
Weekend marathon will cause delays at Centennial Park   SUNDAY: The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon March 11 will cause somedelays in access to the Centennial Park boat ramp between 7-11 a.m. To avoid traffic, boaters are encouraged to use the ramp at Ken Thompson Park.
Spring forward with new smoke alarm batteries   SUNDAY: Finally, Daylight Saving Time is back. Take advantage of this annual rite of spring to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and weather radios.
Spin your wheels Sunday