This weekend brings 1,800 athletes from all over Florida to Sarasota for the FSRA State Championships.
Come out and see what the fun is all about. It's exciting, it's the biggest event of the season, it's free.
April 27-28 at Nathan Benderson Park.
All the info here.
Friday, April 26, 2013
|Emergency Services Awards ceremony|
|TODAY: Citizens and Emergency Services personnel will be honored at an awards ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Commission Chamber at the Sarasota County Administration Center.|
|Try transit and commuter services|
|TODAY: Sarasota County Area Transit and the Commuter Services program of the Florida Department of Transportation are holding a joint celebration of Try Transit Day and Commuter Services Day.|
|Arbor Day takes root April 27 and 30|
|THIS WEEKEND: Celebrate Arbor Day 2013 with two educational events April 27 and April 30. Both classes will be at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.|
|Clerk releases first 'IMPACT Report'|
|The Clerk of the Circuit Court has released Sarasota County's first "IMPACT Report." The report is derived from the county's Comprehensive Annual Financial report and is designed to provide citizens with a basic understanding of how public funds are managed and spent.|
|Open house at the 'Keith Farmhouse'|
|From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 1, take a self-guided tour of the historically rehabilitated Keith Farmhouse. Free admission and parking, and free live music all day during the regular weekly Wednesday Farmers Market.|
|Benderson Park project wins award for 'Excellence in Economic Development' and 'Award of Merit'|
|Sarasota County has been named a "co-winner" of the 2013 American Planning Association's prestigious "Hunter Award" for Excellence in Economic Development. The award is for the design and development of Nathan Benderson Park.|
|Beginner Boot Camp comes to VCC|
|Beginner Boot Camp classes will be held 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday beginning May 7 for eight weeks at the Venice Community Center. The first class is free.|
|County awards construction contracts for Beach Road and Hudson Bayou|
|Sarasota County has awarded construction contracts totaling $5.9 million for improvements to Beach Road drainage and Hudson Bayou water quality.|
|Mock exercise prepares volunteers for hurricane season|
|Volunteer Community Connections will conduct its annual mock Volunteer Reception Center disaster exercise at Colonial Oaks Park, 5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd., Sarasota, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.|
|Summer rates for Payne Park tennis|
|Sarasota County Parks and Recreation has announced a new summer low rate membership at Payne Park Tennis Center. The new summer rate is $150 for a five-month membership and provides players, from beginners to experts, access to some of the best Har-Tru clay tennis courts in the area. The offer is available to both existing and new members.|
Monday, April 22, 2013
Long before Racetrac developed its "sit-down" gas station with coffee and wifi, Frank Lloyd Wright had a similar (but not quite identical) idea for a "waiting station" as a cultural center:
Friday, April 19, 2013
March property sales highest total since August 2005
Property sales in the Sarasota real estate market remained hot in March 2013 and for the first quarter of 2013. The March 2013 sales figure of 887 was the highest total since August 2005, and for the full first quarter, sales were 11.3 percent higher than in 2012.
Members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® sold 628 single family homes and 259 condominiums in March 2013. That compared to 504 single family homes and 229 condos sold in February 2013, for a 21-percent increase over last month and 6.7 percent higher than March 2012.
The huge number of sales coincided with an impressive increase in the median sales price, especially for single family homes. The figure of $210,000 for single family homes was the highest since August 2008 - nearly five years ago. For condos, the median was $182,000. The condo figure has fluctuated substantially over the past few years, dropping to a low point of $127,000 in July 2010 after soaring to $420,000 at the start of 2007.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Thursday, April 04, 2013
The Sarasota Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) will hold its regular Monthly meeting on Monday, April 8, 7 pm at the Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd of the Arts.
The agenda includes a candidate forum with the three remaining candidates for the municipal commissioner at large for the City of Sarasota.
The Lake Sarasota Community Group recently became a member of CONA.