Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has named Chris Loftus as its new chief operating officer.
The site, which formerly hosted a Winn Dixie, will be home to a Walmart and WaWa.
SWFWMD, owner of the 66-acre Pine Island, hopes to have another entity assume ownership.
The East County Observer welcomes the area's newest additions.
Since Haile Middle School student Natalie Mount formed a pen pal relationship with an Israeli girl, Lia Silber, political unrest has eased. Now their letters focus less on turmoil and more on teen talk.
As Manatee County strives to maintain a 90% animal save rate, shelters crowd and some animals spend more time in local rescues.
Marla Doss, CEO and president of Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, hit her 30th anniversary June 25.