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Community Connections for Jan. 31

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Jan. 31, 2013Greetings!

Welcome to Sarasota County Community Connections. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, at communityconnections@scgov.net. New oral history to be unveiledTODAY: A new Oral History Project will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at College Hall on the Bayfront Campus of New College of Florida, 351 College Drive, Sarasota. The event is free and open to the public.Registration deadline for Gulf Coast Senior Games is Feb. 1Senior athletes from across the state will compete Feb. 19-24 in the 24th Annual Gulf Coast Senior Games. The deadline for registration for adults age 50 and older is Feb. 1. Mowing schedule for Jan. 29 - Feb. 8The schedule for Sarasota County's roadside mowing and median maintenance program for Jan. 29-Feb. 8, subject to weather conditions.Venice Express bus service debutsSarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) has begun a second Express bus service. The new Route 90X (North Port-Venice-Sarasota…

Update on Racetrac and Rezoning

As of yet there is no word as to when a Neighborhood Workshop on Terracap's proposal to rezone part of the Bee Ridge Park of Commerce will be held. We'll send out an email as soon as we know. It's easy to get on the email list  -- just send a note to lakesarasota@gmail.com.

The Bee Ridge Neighborhoods Committee, which for several years has worked with planners on the widening of Bee Ridge Rd., has written to Racetrac Inc., noting several concerns with the large, 24-hour gas station the company wishes to build opposite the front entrance to Lake Sarasota, at Mauna Loa and Bee Ridge Rd.

The full text of that letter is here.

The key concerns noted in the letter that relate to Lake Sarasota were:

The Committee recognizes that Racetrac will be a large, tall, highly visible and active presence on East Bee Ridge Road., a road consisting mainly of bedroom communities that has heretofore been completely without commercial activity after 5 p.m. In view of the desire of the communitie…

Holiday Closings, Mowing, SCAT Routes, more

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Greetings!

Welcome to Sarasota County Community Connections. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, or just let us know how you like the new look, at communityconnections@scgov.net.
Commission to participate in Convocation of GovernmentsFRIDAY: The Sarasota County Commission will join other local governments and the School Board in a Convocation of Governments on Friday, Jan. 18. The meeting will be at 9:15 a.m. at the Sarasota County Technical Institute Conference Center, 4748 Beneva Road, Sarasota. The event will not be broadcast on Sarasota County Access TV.
Holiday closings for Martin Luther King Jr. DayMost Sarasota County government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the national holiday that celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mowing schedule for Jan. 15-25The schedule for Sarasota County's roadside mowing and median maintenance program, subject to weather conditions.
SCAT route changes effective …

Community Connections

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Jan. 10, 2013Greetings!

Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, or just let us know how you like the new look, at communityconnections@scgov.net. Mobile health services in JanuaryThe Sarasota County Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 11 sites around the county during January.  Mowing schedule Jan. 7-18The schedule for Sarasota County's roadside mowing and median maintenance program for Jan. 7-18, subject to weather conditions.Gulf Gate Library prepares for move to Westfield Sarasota Square MallThe Gulf Gate Library will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, in anticipation of reopening in the Westfield Sarasota Square Mall on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The mall will serve as the library's temporary home while a new Gulf Gate Library is built at the Curtiss Avenue site.Open houses scheduled on draft Bicycle and Pe…

Community Connections: Jan. 3, 2013

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Greetings!

Welcome to the new Sarasota County Community Connections. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, or just let us know how you like the new look, at communityconnections@scgov.net. Bird Key historical marker to honor development of famous keySATURDAY: Development of Bird Key, starting with the purchase of property in 1906 for construction of the key's first mansion, will be commemorated at a ceremony hosted by the Sarasota County Historical Commission on Saturday, Jan. 5. The 9:30 a.m. dedication of the historical marker will be held at the entrance to Bird Key, on John Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota. .Look into the 'Crystal Ball' at Selby Library fundraiserNo one can predict the future, but the Friends of Selby Public Library believe they can increase the odds for a brighter one when they host the third annual fundraiser, "Looking into the Crystal Ball," from 7-10 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Selby Public Library, 1…