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Archived News
  • Commissioner Charles Hines FAC Certified County Commissioner

    Hines becomes Certified County Commissioner

    08/18/2017 1:54 PM

  • Public meetings on fire assessments

    Sarasota County Emergency Services has updated the methodology for determining fire assessments and is inviting the community to learn about the proposed changes to the fire assessments. Fire assessments are charges imposed against real property to fund the fire services provided to citizens.

    08/17/2017 1:07 PM

  • Barnes & Noble Sarasota to host an evening with Stephen King and Owen King

    Barnes and Noble Sarasota is proud to host an evening with Stephen King and Owen King, co-authors of Sleeping Beauties: A Novel.

    08/17/2017 1:00 PM

  • Health in Motion services during August

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County's (DOH-Sarasota) Health in Motion staff will provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness during August. The registered nurse (RN) helps individuals who lack medical insurance find a medical home for ongoing health care through referrals to the Community Health Centers of Sarasota County.

    08/10/2017 11:10 AM

  • Help build a better summer learning program guide

    Thank you for participating in the 2017 Build a Better World Summer Learning program. Help us "Build a Better Summer" to better serve you.

    08/09/2017 1:16 PM

  • Help build a better sustainable future, together

    Early-bird registration is now open for Sarasota County's 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop on Nov. 30, a day-long event that showcases steps to building healthy, resilient, thriving communities.

    08/02/2017 11:57 AM

  • Learn how to protect county waters

    You can help remedy that through the Florida Water Stewardship Program, offered by Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability. This eight-session course, launching Sept.12, uses expert presentations, hands-on learning, field training, and communications exercises to give participants the tools to become stewards of the area's water resources.

    08/01/2017 8:52 AM