The Home Builders Association (HBA) will conduct a 1-hour FREE seminar for homeowners on Hurricane Mitigation at the HBA office at 8131 Lakewood Main St., Ste. 207, on June 5th from 4 to 5 PM.
This is in conjunction with the Florida grant obtained by FHBA.
If you know of a neighbor, friend or relative that would like to participate, please have them contact the office to register as seating is limited.
Russell LeGrande will help me in conducting this class on behalf of the HBA.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Executive Vice President
8131 Lakewood Main Street, Suite 207
Lakewood Ranch, Fl 34202
(941) 907-4133 (941) 907-4134 Fax
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Lake Sarasota is at the lowest water level it's been in quite some time.
(Note: the water pumped into the canals has nothing to do with the depletion -- we just need rain.)
Rougly 56 years ago, when it was Sunshine Springs and Gardens, the lake looked like this:
And here's a view of the canal and resort that was built to attract buyers here in the mid 1950's:
The video moves back and forth between Cypress Gardens and Sunshine Springs and Gardens. About 4:01 minutes in, you see our lake, and at about 4:15, the concrete grandstand that still can be seen at the lake, but here it's bright white, as is the sand that rings the lake:
Thanks to Winter resident Beany for pointing us to the canal photo and the video.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Gizmodo has some advice about how to post effectively on Craigslist - caution - the language pulls few punches:
DO NOT WRITE HEADLINES IN ALL CAPS. Or I will punch you in the soul. Seriously, do you want to annoy people before you've even had a chance to negotiate? Even if you do want to annoy the world, you should still avoid the caps. Capped headlines are the Internet version of compensating for a small penis with a loud motorcycle; everyone knows what's inside is a disappointment.
Friday, May 11, 2012
|The Sarasota County Commission on Tuesday, May 8, awarded contracts totaling nearly $1.8 million for construction of the Bee Ridge Road Force Main Replacement Project and the Pump Station No. 3 Improvement Project. |
The Bee Ridge force main will be replaced from Bent Tree Boulevard to Iona Road under terms of the $966,709 contract awarded to General Consulting Services Inc. of Port Charlotte.
The current 18-inch force main along the Bee Ridge corridor has failed three times in six years. An independent laboratory analysis concluded the failures were a result of a manufacturing defect in the pipe. After the last failure in August 2011, the commission authorized staff to expedite the design and construction of this portion of the force main.
The new, 20-inch force main will be located so it does not interfere with the upcoming widening and road improvements of Bee Ridge Road from Mauna Loa Boulevard to Iona Road.
Construction is expected to begin in May.
Funding for both utilities projects will be from rates.
For more information, visit www.scgov.net or contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Friday, May 04, 2012