Thursday, October 17, 2013

Renovations planned for Lakeview Park

It was a surprise to learn that there are some folks who live in Lake Sarasota who are unaware of lovely Lakeview Park which sits right next to the neighborhood, running along Lago Road and Hand Road.

The Sarasota Parks and Rec dept. has decided to make some improvements to Lakeview, and they'll be asking for suggestions, ideas, from the neighbors as well as from those who use the various facilities in the park, including the dog park.

With its canals and old "stadium seating" on the lake, the park has traces of its early days as Sunshine Springs and Gardens, a resort that was in truth an extended marketing event to get people to come see property in Eastern Sarasota County.








The park is also used regularly for two sports that folks of all ages enjoy, disc golf and petanque. The Sky Pilots, a local disc golf club, regularly stages tournaments here. And the Sarasota Petanque Club plays on Sundays and Thursdays, and has a qualifying world championship tournament coming on Nov. 2-3.

If you haven't made it out to the park in a while, now's a good time with the cooler weather. And if you have some thoughts for the County as they make plans for improvements, feel free to share them at lakesarasota@gmail.com. We'll pass them along and update when there's news.

Enjoy all Sarasota's great parks!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sarasota County Updates

SATURDAY: You're invited to a fall festival celebrating the grand opening of Sarasota County's newest community garden at Bee Ridge Park, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon  
Preregister now for the 37th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, on Siesta Beach.
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff is canceling visits to three Goodwill locations in Sarasota County during October.   
The county's Emergency Services' All Hazard Neighborhood Preparedness Program helps neighbors and communities prepare for, prevent and assist each other during emergencies.  
Sarasota County Development Services and Code Enforcement will hold its annual free community cleanup for the South Venice areaSaturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Sarasota County has received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for Nathan Benderson Park from the International Economic Development Council.
Sarasota County has received a Disaster Recovery Grant in the amount of $156,000 to aid eligible City of North Port homeowners with the installation of hurricane shutters or impact windows. 
Sarasota County has adjusted its schedule of mowing cycles in specific areas of county-owned roadways, medians and other properties as of Oct. 1. 
Wondering where to take your little goblins and ghouls for family-friendly fun this month? 
Extension Services is offering a two-day workshop on the cottage food business. The workshop costs $15 and will be held Wednesdays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 66-8 p.m., at Sarasota County Extension, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sarasota County News and Updates: Healthcare assistance, New Community Garden on Bee Ridge, more...

As of Tuesday, Oct. 1, local residents may get get live, in-person help with applying for and choosing new coverage options in the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
One Book One Community is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with the announcement of the 2014 One Book at special events in October. And the winning book this year is...  
Local contractors may now apply for building permits through Sarasota County's updated online system.
Fifteen new companies have demonstrated their commitment to the environment by joining Sarasota County's Green Business Partnership program.  
You're invited to a fall festival celebrating the grand opening of Sarasota County's newest community garden at Bee Ridge Park, 4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon  
Looking to kick-start your fitness goals before the holidays? Check out the "Basic Training: Beginners Boot Camp" classes at the Venice Community Center.  
Sarasota County's BMX Track on North Tuttle Avenue will host the 2013 STRIDER World Championships, Oct. 11-13, for racers age 2-5 from around the world.  
The Sustainable Business Guide offers tangible first steps that local businesses, non-profits and other organizations can take to become more sustainable.   
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff is canceling visits to three Goodwill locations in Sarasota County during October due to unforeseen circumstances.   
The county's Emergency Services' All Hazard Neighborhood Preparedness Program helps neighbors and communities prepare for, prevent and assist each other during emergencies.  
Sarasota County wants public input on the naming of a natural land parcel adjacent to Oscar Scherer State Park. The temporarily named Oscar Scherer Buffer site is located at 6403 State Road 681 in Nokomis. Sarasota County Natural Resources staff will host a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4-5:30 p. m., at the Nokomis Community Center to solicit input from the public, including proposed names.  
The Florida Department of Health and the County Health Departments of West Central Florida remind residents and visitors to protect themselves and others from the flu this season.
Preregistration now for the 37th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, on Siesta Beach.
Crews from the Sarasota County Fire Department along with crews from municipal fire departments around the county have won this year's annual "Boots and Badges Blood Drive" to aid Shriner's Hospital.
Sarasota County Development Services and Code Enforcement will hold its annual free community cleanup for the South Venice areaSaturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
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