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PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River at Lakewood Ranch
The Braden River High football team defeated district rival Lakewood Ranch 21-6 Sept. 19. With the win, the Pirates improved to 4-0 for the first time in school history while beating the Mustangs for the first time since 2009.
Glasser/Schoenbaum Center announces new president
The Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center announced that Kameron Partridge Hodgens will take over as president and CEO beginning Oct. 13.
Planning board recommends zoning changes
The change will reflect the historic and intended future uses of the properties at 5810 Gulf of Mexico Drive and 4110 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Colony Lender refiles lawsuit
Colony Lender LLC refiled a complaint against unit owners in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court.
20 Author: Tim Dorsey
20 SPARCC Pirate & Princess Ball
21 'Celebrating Betty' Betty Schoenbaum's 97th Birthday Party
12:30 pm - 6:00 am
24 Food Fight
6:00 am - 11:00 pm