A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24 to mark the completion of a two-year, major construction project to extend and improve North Cattlemen Road from Richardson to DeSoto roads. The event will take place at the western bridge to the regatta island in Nathan Benderson Park lake.
Most Sarasota County government offices, libraries, recreation centers and transit services will be closed Monday, May 27, to observe the national Memorial Day holiday.
However, Payne Park Tennis Center will be open from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and the Arlington Park Recreation Center will be open from noon-5 p.m.
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) will not operate on Memorial Day.
Sarasota County Advisory Board Openings
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Enjoy Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in Sarasota and Venice
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.
The Sarasota parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Main Street and Osprey Avenue. The route will be west along Main Street to Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park on Gulfstream Avenue.
The ceremony at Hamel Park will begin immediately after the parade. John Rosentrater, Director of Sarasota National Cemetery, will be the guest speaker.
The Venice ceremony hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8118 will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Patriots Park at the northern junction of Business 41 and Bypass 41.
Attendees to the events should bring their own chairs. Water will be provided.
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 …