The new Pediatric Unit at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center opened Jan. 17. The new unit includes six family-size suites.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office received information a gang-related shooting would occur at the fair.
Middle school students at The Out-of-Door Academy are bringing to life a childhood favorite, with performances of â€œWinnie the Pooh Kids. Shows run at 7 p.m. through Jan. 19, at ODA's Lakewood Ranch campus.
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Sweetbay today announced it will close 33 stores in Florida, including three in Manatee County and one in Sarasota.
CDD 5 will issue up to 100 transponders to Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club members who live in Country Club East.
The group of 20-plus community members narrowed the 28 applicants to 10 who they believe meet the boardâ€™s criteria for its next superintendent.