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ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN SARASOTA AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES, INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VENICE, NORTH PORT, AND PUNTA GORDA ARE CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY.  ALSO, THERE WILL BE NO TRASH OR RECYCLES PICK-UPS TODAY.  IF YOU LIVE IN AN AREA WHERE YOUR TRASH IS PICKED UP TWICE A WEEK, YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR PICK-UP ON THE NEXT SCHEDULED DAY.  IF YOU ARE IN A ONCE-A-WEEK PICK-UP AREA, YOUR DAY FOR THIS WEEK ONLY WILL BE DELAYED BY A DAY.  IN OTHER WORDS, MONDAY PICK-UPS WILL HAPPEN ON TUESDAY, TUESDAY PICK-UPS ON WEDNESDAY AND SO ON.  ALL LANDFILLS AND CHEMICAL COLLECTION CENTERS ARE CLOSED TODAY, AND ALL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WILL BE SHUT DOWN IN BOTH COUNTIES.  THERE WILL BE NO MAIL TODAY, AND ALL BANKS ARE CLOSED AS WELL.  AS FOR THINGS THAT ARE OPENED…IN SARASOTA COUNTY, THE PAYNE PARK TENNIS CENTER WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:30AM-2PM, AND THE ARLINGTON PARK RECREATION CENTER WILL BE OPEN FROM NOON-5PM.  AS FOR MOST GROCERY AND DEPARTMENT STORES NOT LOCATED IN MALLS, WE SUGGEST YOU CALL BEFORE HEADING OUT, BUT MOST APPEAR TO BE OPEN TODAY.