Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bee Ridge Dedication, new commissioners, more . . .



Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback relating to this newsletter, contact us at communications@scgov.net
Sarasota County Government offices, including libraries, Sarasota County Historical Resources and recreation centers, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
On Thanksgiving Day, home cooking fires are likely to occur more than three times the daily average than any other day of the year, so the Sarasota County Fire Department is urging to the community to keep safety in mind during the holidays.
The Board of County Commissioners welcomed Nancy Detert and Michael Moran on Nov. 22.
Sarasota County will host a celebration Nov. 28 for the recently completed Bee Ridge Road Improvements Project, which spanned a 2.6-mile stretch of the roadway between Mauna Loa Boulevard and Iona Road, east of Interstate 75.
The wildly popular Sandy Claws Beach Run returns Saturday, Dec. 10, for its 40th year on Siesta Beach.
The 11th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop - "Paths to a Sustainable Future" - will bring the community together Dec. 1 to discuss and plan future priorities.
Workshops will present the details of the Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program, which provides grants up to $10,000 per neighborhood. 
As part of a major initiative focused on housing affordability, Sarasota County is seeking community input on the topic through a newly launched online survey.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Reminder: Lake Sarasota Community Yard Sale Nov. 19th

Folks can decide their hours, but normally customers are here by 8 a.m. and traffic dies down by 2 p.m. We do not have maps. The sale will be advertised. Participating homes might wish to put some balloons or something on their mailboxes to catch the eye.


Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Siesta Crystal, Phillippi Estate, affordable housing, I-75 overpass . . .


Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback relating to this newsletter, contact us atcommunications@scgov.net
Master sculptors are coming to Siesta Beach for the 7th annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival Nov. 11-15.
Join Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources as it celebrates the 100-year anniversary of Phillippi Estate Park with a series of free events Nov. 12-13.
As part of a major initiative focused on housing affordability, Sarasota County is seeking community input on the topic through a newly launched online survey.
As part of the ongoing FEMA flood map modernization project, the FEMA flood maps for Sarasota County and its municipalities became effective Friday, Nov. 4.
A major resurfacing project is set to begin Nov. 14 on River Road between Interstate 75 and U.S. 41 in south Sarasota County.
Sarasota County will hold a public workshop on the proposed Interstate 75 overpass connecting the future Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and Cattlemen Road at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Church of Hope, 1560 Wendell Kent Road, Sarasota.
Sarasota County's Health In Motion staff will provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness during November. A registered nurse will help individuals who lack medical insurance find a medical home for ongoing health care through referrals to the Community Health Centers of Sarasota County. 
The 11th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop - "Paths to a Sustainable Future" - will bring the community together Dec. 1 to discuss and plan future priorities.
Workshops will present the details of the Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program, which provides grants up to $10,000 per neighborhood. 
 
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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Hot dogs, soda, games, people



What's not to like? It's the Lake Sarasota Fall Festival - a chance to meet folks in the neighborhood, eat some hot dogs, and enjoy a fine Fall day at the Lakeview Park pavilion, right on the lake. Not sure where? Take the dirt road off Hand Rd. right by the dog park all the way own to the lake. You'll find us at the pavilion from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday Nov. 5th.

Bring the kids!

If you want to let us know you're bringing food or games, you can tell us here.

Exercise Caution with changing traffic pattern

The Grand Opening is November 28th, 2 pm at the Colonial Oaks Baptist Church, in the parking area.