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Florida parks offer FREE admission for International Literacy Day

Florida parks offer FREE admission for International Literacy Day

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service will celebrate National Literacy Month with special events at state parks statewide. The month will be celebrated in conjunction with International Literacy Day on Sunday, Sept. 8 and National Library Card Signup Month.

County Commission schedules special budget workshop for Sept. 6

County Commission schedules special budget workshop for Sept. 6

Sarasota County, Florida -- The Sarasota County Commission will hold a special budget workshop at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6 at the Sarasota County Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.

 

County hosts groundbreaking ceremony for new Gulf Gate Library

County hosts groundbreaking ceremony for new Gulf Gate Library

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota County officials will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Gulf Gate Library at its original and future home, 7112 Curtiss Ave., on Friday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m.

Sarasota beaches lifeguard hours to change

Sarasota beaches lifeguard hours to change

Sarasota, Florida - A lot of people plan to hit the beach this holiday weekend and in Sarasota County lifeguards will be on duty.

However, after that, families need to be aware that lifeguard hours are about to change. New, reduced hours start on September 3rd to coincide with the end of summer and the close of Labor Day Weekend.

Sarasota County government offices close for Labor Day holiday

Sarasota County government offices close for Labor Day holiday

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota County government offices, including libraries, recreation centers and Historical Resources will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for the Labor Day holiday. 

Lifeguard hours change for Sarasota County guarded beaches

Lifeguard hours change for Sarasota County guarded beaches

Sarasota County, Florida -- Sarasota County's beach lifeguard operational hours will change Sept. 3 coinciding with the end of summer and the close of Labor Day weekend.

Starting Sept. 3, beach lifeguards will be on duty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily on Sarasota County's guarded beaches, which are Lido Beach, Siesta Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty Beach, Venice Beach and Manasota Beach.

Snook Haven Park to temporarily close for utility improvements project

Snook Haven Park to temporarily close for utility improvements project

Sarasota, Florida -- Snook Haven Park, 5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice, will close Sept. 3 for approximately five weeks so the county can install lines for water and sewer service to the park.