City Hall will be closed Friday, July 3, for the observance of the Independence Day holiday. Garbage, yard waste and recyclables will not be collected on Saturday, July 4. City residents whose normal collection day is Saturday will have all their items picked up on Wednesday, July 8.

The July 4th Fireworks Show at the South Jetty is CANCELED this year

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Florida Ombudsman Program Reference Numbers

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The Florida Ombudsman Program, which advocates for quality long-term care, provides these common agency numbers for reference:


Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) --- 1-888-419-3456

Department of Children and Families/Adult Protective Services (DCF/APS) --- 1-800-962-2873

Elder Helpline, SHINE, and Local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)/AREA Agency on Aging (AAA) --- 1-800-963-5337

Medicare --- 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227)

Medicaid --- 1-800-226-2316

Legal Aid of Manasota (local low-income legal aid) --- 941-366-0038

Disability Rights Florida (formerly Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities) --- 1-800-342-0823

Social Security Administration --- 1-800-772-1213

Department of Veterans Affairs --- 1-800-827-1000