FRIDAY: An exhibit of fine art photography by Virginia Hoffman, Matt Allison, Salvatore Brancifort, Brian Braun, Dale Ann Clancy and Richard Porter will be on view from March 1 - April 10 at the Sarasota County Visitor Information Center and History Center Museum.
Local health officials remind everyone to get all recommended vaccines to remain healthy. Vaccines offer safe and effective protection against influenza (flu), pneumonia, tetanus, pertussis (or whooping cough) and many other vaccine-preventable diseases.
The Tour de Parks Fun Ride on March 24 celebrates the fifth Anniversary of The Legacy Trail. The 16-mile ride encourages good health and provides an introduction to parks and fun cycling routes from Venice to Sarasota.
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) will hold four meetings for the public to review and comment on potential changes to SCAT's Transit Development Plan. The plan is the 10-year strategic guide for public transportation.
Sarasota County commissioners have honored retiring Deputy County Administrator Bill Little by unanimously voting to rename the Health & Human Services building at 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, as the "William L. Little Health & Human Services Center."
Beginning Monday, March 4, Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) riders will have wireless network access on SCAT's eight Express buses serving routes 100X North Port-Sarasota and 90X North Port-Venice-Sarasota.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) maintains district offices representing five regional areas throughout the state. To establish a more consistent workload and to develop more uniform jurisdictional areas, FDEP has revised its district boundaries. Sarasota County's district is now represented by the FDEP office in Fort Myers.
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 …