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Public invited to provide input on Florida's Historic Preservation Plan 
THURSDAY--Sarasota County residents are invited to participate in a public input session on a proposed Statewide Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15 at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road in Sarasota.Participants will discuss how the plan can guide efforts to work together to preserve Florida's history and historical, archaeological, and cultural resources. 

County to hold neighborhood grant workshops in August
SARASOTA --- A series of free grant orientation workshops under the Sarasota County Neighborhood Grant Program will be held August through October at several locations around the county.

Residents can learn what improvement projects are eligible for the program and how to apply for a neighborhood grant during the two-hour workshops. Attendance at a workshop is required for grant applicants. 

County monitoring seaweed on beaches
SARASOTA--Staff from Sarasota County Parks and Recreation are monitoring accumulations of seaweed that have begun washing ashore on sections of public beaches on Siesta Key.

"We are seeing some small amounts of seaweed washing up on sections of Siesta Beach , but nothing unusual," said George Tatge, manager Sarasota County Parks and Recreation. "Seaweed is a natural occurrence on the beaches and usually corrects itself." 

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More community news below the line!

VCC Summer Arts and Crafts Show offers hot deals, cool temperatures
SATURDAY: Temperatures are hot outside, but deals on some of the area's finest arts and crafts will be pretty cool at the Summer Arts and Crafts Show Aug. 10.

Newtown community cleanup Aug. 10
SATURDAY: Sarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup in the Newtown area of Sarasota from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.

FISA Council recommends Sarasota/Bradenton for 2017 World Rowing Championships
The FISA Council announced today that it is formally recommending to its 136 member Congress that Sarasota/Bradenton host the 2017 World Rowing Championships at Nathan Benderson Park.

County to accept proposals on surplus land sales
Sarasota County is now accepting proposals on the sale and use of land parcels deemed to be surplus property.

Enroll in Civics 101
Sarasota County Neighborhood Services is now accepting applications for the fall session of its popular Civics 101 program.

Young adults reminded to get vaccines
As part of the August Immunization Awareness Month campaign, local health officials remind people, especially young adults who are 19-26 years old, to catch up on their vaccinations.
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