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A series of free grant orientation workshops under the Sarasota County Neighborhood Grant Program are being held through October at several locations around the county. Learn what improvement projects are eligible for the program and how to apply for a neighborhood grant.
Be alert for solicitation letters from companies offering a copy of certified property deeds for much higher that the Clerk of the Circuit Court, which charges only $1 per page, plus a $2 charge for document certification and mailing. Most requests start at only $3 and are processed within 72 hours.
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 …