Showing posts from June, 2013

Community Connections: Culverhouse Park Opens, July 4th Closings

June 27, 2013Greetings!

Welcome to Sarasota County Community Connections. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at Celebrate the new Culverhouse Nature Park this weekendSATURDAY: Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Friends of The Legacy Trail, Friends of Palmer Ranch Parks, Friends of Culverhouse Community Garden, the Sarasota YMCA and the Palmer Ranch Master Association will host an open house celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 29, at the new Culverhouse Nature Park, 7301 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Independence Day office closingsMost Sarasota County government offices, libraries, recreation centers and transit services will be closed Thursday, July 4, to observe the national Independence Day holiday.Commissioner Christine Robinson is now on FacebookIf you'd like to get regular updates from the commissioner, click the link above, hover over the "Like" …

Security on agenda for Lake Sarasota Meeting June 27

Recently a flyer was distributed in Lake Sarasota suggesting that the neighborhood suffered a high rate of crime. However, statistics from the Sheriff's Office do not support this, and some are wondering what the neighborhood can do to ascertain the facts, and improve home security.

To learn more, a representative of the Sheriff's Office will speak and answer questions at our next meeting. To accommodate our speaker, the date has been moved to Thursday, June 27, 7 pm at Sarasota Alliance Church, 7221 Bee Ridge Rd.

A full agenda will include:

1. Sheriff's Representative on the facts about Lake Sarasota, and things the neighborhood and all homeowners can do to make their homes more secure.

2. An update on the Bee Ridge Road Widening, developments opposite the entrance, signage, lighting, etc.

3. Timing for neighborhood beautification and cleanups - Hina Park, the lakes, general cleanup, new flag.

4. Other business as might come up.

Lifeguard Hours Extended, Hurricane Preparedness Speakers, HIV Tests


Welcome to Sarasota County Community Connections. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at Community cleanup set for June 22SATURDAY: Sarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup in the area of Proctor and Wilkinson roads from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22.Free HIV testing offeredFree HIV testing will be available in Sarasota and Charlotte counties June 22-28 as part of the 19th annual National HIV Testing Day observance.Beach lifeguard hours extendedSarasota County's Beach Lifeguard operational hours have been extended on all guarded beaches from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.daily.County speakers available to address hurricane preparednessSarasota County's Speakers Bureau is accepting requests over the summer for public safety experts to present hurricane preparedness information.Getting our youth 'Ready By 21'Leaders from six Florida communities have accepted a challenge fr…

Neighborhood Security Update

We received this note tonight from Ted, who monitors Sheriff's reports of crime in Lake Sarasota: You won't believe the latest crime data for Lake Sarasota! The official Sheriff's Dept. reportshows only three crime incidents for May--two acts of vandalism on Jarvis Road and one juvenile disturbance on Lanai. All incidents occurred on the same day, May 19. The vandalism incidents occurred at 6512 and 6518 Jarvis, and were reported at 8:36 and 9:23 a.m. respectively. The juvenile disturbance occurred at 4219 Lanai and was reported at 10:07 p.m.  The proximity in time and place of the two vandalism incidents make it appear that they were the acts on one perpetrator. It's interesting that, for a change, all three criminal acts occurred in the western part of Lake Sarasota. See you on the 27th!
The next Lake Sarasota Community Meeting is set for Thursday, June 27.

Watch Wallenda Walk & more from Community Connections

June 6, 2013Greetings!

Welcome to Sarasota County Community Connections. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at
Join World Oceans Day Family FestivalSATURDAY: Join the fun during the World Oceans Day Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. This year's event will feature games and crafts focused on "green" sustainable practices, marine science and conservation by Mote and other local organizations.
Help us be an All-America City again!We need your energy and enthusiasm for a community showcase and rally to send the Sarasota County delegation to the All-America City Awards in Denver. In April, the county was named one of 20 finalists for the award, which is part of a nationwide contest to recognize communities demonstrating innovation, civic engagement and cross-sector collaboration. Sarasota County won the award in 2006.
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