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Doo Wop, Red Tide, more... Connections

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Greetings!

Welcome to the new Sarasota County Community Connections. We've changed our look to make things easier for you to find. Please take a look around, then share this with your family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, or just let us know how you like the new look, at communityconnections@scgov.net. Routine maintenance begins on Central County Water Reclamation FacilityTODAY: 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 205…

LA Fitness Update from Sandy

Hello, Neighbors!
We are pleased to be able to offer you a discount membership to the NEW LA Fitness at Bee Ridge & Cattlemen. I have several vouchers that will qualify you for the Lake Sarasota discount. You can bring the voucher to the Bee Ridge & Cattlemen LA Fitness facility or you can conveniently purchase your membership the LA Fitness website when using your unique voucher number. If you wish to add family members to your account, an additional voucher number is needed for each family member. This offer is only good untl 10-18-2012. If you already have a membership at the higher rate, I have been told you can change it for the lower discount rate with a voucher.

Here's the class schedule.


Website enrollment:
Go to: www.lafitness.com/corporatewellnessEnter the voucher numberSelect a membership planEnter demographics and billing informationConfirm purchaseAn email will be sent welcoming the member along with a copy of the membership agreementYou must email me in order …

Community Connections

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Greetings!

Welcome to the new Sarasota County Community Connections. We've changed our look to make things easier for you to find. Please take a look around, then share this with your family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, or just let us know how you like the new look, at communityconnections@scgov.net. Get plugged in Sept. 23SUNDAY: On Sunday, Sept. 23, celebrate 2012 National Plug-In Day at the largest electric vehicle event ever held in the Sarasota area.Annie, get your business guns in gear!Annie's Project, a national program developed to empower farm and ranch women to be better business partners, is coming to Sarasota. The seven-week course, taught by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County faculty, begins Oct. 1 and continues through Nov. 13. The course is limited to 20 participants, and the deadline for registration is Monday, Sept. 24. 

Mowing schedule through Sept. 29The schedule for Sarasota County'…

September 2012 General Meeting of LSCG

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A brief summary of the September LSCG meeting:

1. Donald Hadsell spoke about zero-interest rehab loans available from the county. No monthly payments, and they don't need to be repaid until you sell your property. Contact the Office of Housing and Community Development, 941 951-3640.

2. A new gym is opening in the Burlington Coat Factory shopping center - where the Sweetbay had been, there's now an LA Fitness with a 25-meter pool, jacuzzi, weights, cardio, and a staff to help you get started. Opening tomorrow 10 am with special offers for Lake Sarasota Residents. Contact Tanya: 941 330-6316. Ask about group memberships, classes, personal training, kids club, and more.

3. Those present were asked how they'd feel about having an expanded SCAT bus route through Lake Sarasota. The response was uniformly positive, and the county planners will be made aware of the community's interest.

4. It was made clear that the signature walls at Westminster (with the Lake Sarasota name…

Sunshine Springs back in the day

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Some great shots of Sunshine Springs here from a man whose family lived in Sarasota in the 50s.







Tentative Agenda for LSCG General Meeting

As of now, these are the items on the Thursday, Sept. 13th Lake Sarasota Community Group agenda for its general meeting (all residents are welcome) at Sarasota Alliance Church, 7 pm: 
Mr. Donald Hadsell, Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development for the City and County of Sarasota will talk about zero-interest rehab loans from the county. No monthly payments and the loans don't have to be paid off until you sell your house.Ryan Cooke is coming to talk to use about the new LA Fitness that's opening at Bee Ridge and Cattlemen and to give us a great price break on membership.Discussion of the Bee Ridge Road Plans that was presented to the community on Sept. 6.***NEW*** Do we want SCAT to consider expanding its bus service within Lake Sarasota? Sarasota Planners say it is possible that SCAT could route public buses to go more deeply in to Lake Sarasota, which could shorten walks to bus stops. How do you feel about that? A possible update on what's happening …

Bee Ridge Road at the 60% Point

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The 9.6.12 community review of the Bee Ridge Road widening was very well attended. Questions were asked and answered, comments and feedback were offered. Large images of the project showed the road as it is now planned, at 60% of planning now completed.

While still open to revision or modification, the current plans can be summarized as follows:
Impacts upon Lake Sarasota include five roads that will either be closed off or be given culs de sac at Bee Ridge: Maui, Allan, Eton, Coleridge and Chaucer.
In addition to four roundabouts at Tora/Golf Course Blvd., Aberdeen, Bent Tree and Iona, there will be u-turn options for those heading East at Hidden Glen and Royal Hammock Blvd.
The question has come up whether SCAT public bus system could be routed to go throuth Lake Sarasota -- if there's sufficient interest in the community to have this. Is there? Come to our meeting on 9.13 to discuss.






More planning will be done, and as questions arise, county planners have said they're willi…

Community Connections

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Greetings!

Welcome to the new Sarasota County Community Connections. We've changed our look to make things easier for you to find. Please take a look around, then share this with your family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, or just let us know how you like the new look, at communityconnections@scgov.net. Public meeting for Bee Ridge Road improvements Sept. 6TODAY: Come to a public meeting between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to hear more about the Bee Ridge Road Improvement Project. Review graphics and project plans and discuss the project with design engineers and county staff. Siesta Beach Access closes Sept. 10 for constructionThe Siesta Beach Access 5 parking lot at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road will close from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, during construction at The Terrace condominium complex, 5400 Ocean Blvd.Laurel community cleanup scheduled for Sept. 15Sarasota County will hold its annual …