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Archived News
  • Polling place changes for House District 72 Primary

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner announces the following changes in polling place locations in Precincts 119, 227 and 411, effective as of the Dec. 5, 2017 House District 72 Special (Democratic) Primary.

    11/17/2017 2:58 PM

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    Sandy Claws Beach Run set for Siesta Beach

    Get in the holiday spirit with the annual Sandy Claws Beach Run, which returns Dec. 9 for its 41st year on Siesta Beach.

    11/09/2017 10:17 AM

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    Improved SCAT bus route to Englewood Beach

    Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is starting an improved bus route for beach-goers in Englewood on Nov. 10, just in time for the Veterans Day celebration and the return of the popular Englewood Beach Waterfest.

    11/09/2017 9:57 AM

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    Fugate to lead Irma after-action review

    Sarasota County, in partnership with the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Coast Community Foundation, have engaged Craig Fugate, the former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to help facilitate an after-action review of the community's response to Hurric

    10/20/2017 10:30 AM

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    Early voting for House District 72 Special Primary

    Early voting for the December 5, 2017 House District 72 Special (Democratic) Primary will begin on Saturday, Nov. 25 and continue through Saturday, Dec. 2, Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner said today.


  • 'Old-fashioned Holiday' at North Port Public Library

    The North Port Public Library will hold its annual holiday celebration 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at 13800 S. Tamiami Trail in North Port.


  • Pier Damage to North Jetty

    North Jetty dock to be removed next week

    The dock and observation deck at North Jetty Park will be permanently removed next week due to storm damage and the unsafe conditions they present for park visitors.


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    Veterans Day closures in Sarasota County

    All Sarasota County government offices, including libraries, recreation centers and the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day.


  • S&P gives 'AA+' rating to bonds for stadium funding

    S&P Global Ratings has given an "AA+" rating to the approximate $21.5 million capital improvement revenue bonds Sarasota County will issue later this month to finance its portion of the Atlanta Braves spring training stadium.

    11/07/2017 10:00 AM

  • 12th Annual Old-fashioned Holiday Celebration

    North Port Library will hold its 12th annual holiday celebration from 2:30–5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at 13800 Tamiami Trail N. in North Port.

    11/06/2017 4:15 PM

  • Seed library opens at County Extension office

    Area gardeners have a new tool to try a range of crops and to connect with fellow growers, with a new seed library established by Sarasota County.

    11/03/2017 8:00 AM

  • Fitch gives 'AA+' rating to bonds for Braves stadium

    Fitch Ratings has given an "AA+" rating to the approximate $21.5 million capital improvement revenue bonds Sarasota County will issue later this month to finance its portion of the Atlanta Braves spring training stadium.

    11/02/2017 2:00 PM

  • Change your clock, smoke alarm batteries Sunday

    Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 5 and Sarasota County Fire Department personnel are reminding the public that it's a great time to take safety precautions that could help protect your loved ones and your homes.

    11/02/2017 11:30 AM

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    Voter registration deadline for House District 72 nearing

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding citizens who reside within State House District 72 that Monday, November 6, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the district’s Special (Democratic) Primary.

    10/30/2017 10:30 AM

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    Bayfront Park grand opening celebration Nov. 8

    Sarasota County and the Town of Longboat Key will host a grand opening celebration at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, for the Bayfront Park improvement project.


  • Venice Public Library groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 30

    Sarasota County is inviting the community to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for the new William H. Jervey Jr., Venice Public Library at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 30.


  • Register now for the 12th Annual SCW

    Don't miss your chance at a reduced-rate registration for the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, set for Nov. 30 at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4750 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

    10/18/2017 8:06 AM

  • Neighborhood 'share shops' scheduled

    10/17/2017 9:30 AM

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    Venice polling place changes for Nov. 7

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding voters in Precinct 515 in the City of Venice that their polling location has been changed, effective as of the Nov. 7, General Election.

    10/17/2017 9:30 AM

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    Venice resident donates $1 million for Library endowment

    Sarasota County, along with the Library Foundation of Sarasota County, are excited to announce that a $1 million donation has been made to support the new Venice Public Library, by Venice resident William H. Jervey Jr., Ph.D.

    10/11/2017 11:30 AM

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