FRIDAY: A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24 to mark the completion of a major two-year construction project to extend and improve North Cattlemen Road. The event will take place at Nathan Benderson Park lake.
The Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee and the Venice Area Veterans Council, in coordination with Sarasota County's Veterans Benefits Unit, will host Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in Sarasota and Venice.
While fire hydrants are a familiar sight, residents should be aware of the importance of each hydrant to the community-not only for firefighting, but also for operation and maintenance of the water system.
The Sarasota County Fire Department has received a fire prevention grant of $20,000 for a fire extinguisher training simulator and smoke detectors. The grant was awarded by the Firemen's Fund Insurance Company and the National Trust Insurance Services.
In anticipation of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30, the Sarasota County Office of Emergency Management reminds residents to be prepared and stay alert during the storm season.
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 …