Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sarasota County Updates

Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at communityconnections@scgov.net.   
Most Sarasota County Government offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day. 
The Tobacco Free Partnership of Sarasota County and Students Working Against Tobacco want to highlight the dangers associated with smokeless tobacco products and encourage users to quit during "Through with Chew Week," Feb. 16-22.
The Sarasota County Construction and Demolition Recycling Center in Nokomis is expanding operating hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays beginning Feb. 15. Recycling rates are $48 per ton or $16 per cubic yard.
Join forces with friends and neighbors for the 2014 Great American Cleanup, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 22, at sites throughout Sarasota County. In case of rain, the cleanup will be Saturday, March 29.  
Florida voters who return their absentee ballots to a supervisor of elections office but forget to sign them will now be able to correct the problem, thanks to a recent change in Florida election law.
SCAT will operate a pilot route from Feb. 1 to May 2 to test rider demand for bus service from the Pinecraft neighborhood to Siesta Key.
Sarasota County libraries and the American Association of Retired Persons are offering free assistance with the preparation of 2013 tax returns through April 15
Sarasota County is stepping up to the plate with the Big League Reader Program to encourage youth readership.
Join a two-part "Growing Healthy Communities" symposium at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in Sarasota, on Friday, Feb. 21.
The walks are returning to Siesta and Nokomis beaches.
The pool at 2650 Waldemere St. in Sarasota is closed for about six months for renovations.
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