SMR Farms is shifting crops to meet Florida's medical marijuana demand.
A small-town, 'Mayberry'-themed festival will be held July 4 weekend. It includes an Aunt Bee look-alike bikini contest, among other festivities.
Despite opposition to the 44th Avenue extension, county officials now are planning to widen 44th Avenue and are also considering constructing a toll bridge over the river.
Hundreds of children and their families gathered March 30, at Lakewood Ranch Main Street for an Easter Egg Hunt event.
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School board members Julie Aranibar and Karen Carpenter want their fellow school board members to reimburse them for more than $20,000 in legal fees stemming from a recent investigation into whether they violated public records policy.
Children at Bashaw Elementary School raised more than $4,000 for the school March 28, during Bashaw's annual Jump for Fun event.