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Sarasota Closings for Memorial Day, May 27.

Sarasota Closings for Memorial Day, May 27.

Sarasota, Florida- Most Sarasota County government offices including libraries, recreation centers and transit services will be closed Monday, May 27, to observe the national Memorial Day Holiday.

Payne Park Tennis Center will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. and the Arlington Park Recreation Center will be from noon until 5 p.m.

Sarasota County Area Transit will not operate on Memorial Day.

Trash pick up along with yard waste and recyclables will remain on the regular pick up schedule.

Lifeguard hours extended for holiday weekend

Lifeguard hours extended for holiday weekend

Sarasota, Florida - It is definitely beach weather and lifeguards will have longer hours this holiday weekend.

Starting Saturday, May 25th, guarded beaches in Sarasota County will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. daily. The extended hours will run through Memorial Day weekend.

Sarasota County's guard beaches are Lido Beach, Siesta Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty Beach, Venice Beach and Manasota Beach

County sponsors hurricane session for businesses

County sponsors hurricane session for businesses

Sarasota, Florida - No one likes to think about it, but hurricanes are a reality in Florida.

Beach and other business owners can find out how to prepare during a special symposium this month. Emergency managers from both Sarasota and Charlotte counties will present information.

The symposium takes place Thursday, May 16th at the Englewood Chamber Community Room from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

 

Buchanan holds Holmes Beach listening session

Buchanan holds Holmes Beach listening session

Sarasota, Florida -- Congressman Vern Buchanan will hold a listening session on jobs, spending and the economy in Holmes Beach. 

The session will take place on May 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Holmes Beach City Hall chambers, 5801 Marina Drives. 

To RSVP contact the Congressman's District Office at 941-747-9081.

May 4 is Comic Book Day at Sarasota County Libraries

May 4 is Comic Book Day at Sarasota County Libraries

Sarasota, Florida -- Attention comic book fans, it looks like May 4th is your lucky day! 

Sarasota County libraries are offering "Free Comic Book Day". Starting at 10 a.m., every child who visits a county library that day can choose a free comic book while supplies last.

Free programs offer financial help during Money Smart Week

Free programs offer financial help during Money Smart Week

Sarasota, Florida -- Financial experts from the worlds of banking, investments, nonprofit agencies and retirement planning will offer free advice at libraries around Sarasota County during "Money Smart Week @ Your Library," April 19 through April 27. 

Among the topics are budgeting; investing wisely; navigating the Medicare system; setting up wills, trusts and estates; dealing with landlord/tenant issues; and preventing identity theft. Scheduled presentations include:   

"Money Smart Week @ Your Library"

"Money Smart Week @ Your Library"

Sarasota, Florida -- Want to get smart with your money? Need to save for your child's college education or a dream vacation?

Here's your chance to meet some financial experts covering banking, investments, nonprofit agencies and retirement planning during Sarasota County's "Money Smart Week @ Your Library," from April 19-27.

Among the topics discussed include budgeting, navigating the Medicare system and preventing identity theft. All presentations are free.