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EPIDEMIC

EPIDEMIC

September 22, 2010

Before moving to the East County, Justin Lizardi was a perpetual honor-roll student. He even was elected as class president every year from fourth through eighth grades. Today, Lizardi, now 20, is in a cell at the Manatee County Jail, charged with 10 burglaries. The reason? His father, Luis, says it's all because of drugs — drugs his son discovered as a teen living in the East County.

CDDs move forward with conservation plan

CDDs move forward with conservation plan

September 22, 2010

Lakewood Ranch CDDs 4 and 5 will begin removing exotic plants in wetland and conservation areas this month.

Creekwood resident vies for Pepsi grant

Creekwood resident vies for Pepsi grant

September 22, 2010

Cheryl Brady, founder of Vet Care Express, an ambulance service for pets, is seeking a $250,000 grant through Pepsi's Refresh Everything contest. Voting for Brady's idea runs through Sept. 30.

Manatee commission begins budget discussions

Manatee commission begins budget discussions

September 22, 2010

The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners is set to adopt its final budget Sept. 28. The board recently voted against a proposed surtax to raise funds for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

SMR, county partner for Ranch expansion

SMR, county partner for Ranch expansion

September 22, 2010

With concurrency approval, the Lakewood Ranch developer now can begin work on its first age-targeted community and other projects.

Windsors celebrates fifth anniversary

Windsors celebrates fifth anniversary

September 21, 2010

The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch hosted several events to celebrate its fifth anniversary and National Assisted Living Week Sept. 12-16. An anniversary party Sept. 14 included a plethora of refreshments as well as live music by guitarist Alex Pearson.

Sanborn premieres Lakewood studios

Sanborn premieres Lakewood studios

September 20, 2010

Local filmmaker Ken Sanborn hopes to add a little Hollywood magic to the East County community.

STORE AROUND THE CORNER: Arthur Murray Dance Studio

STORE AROUND THE CORNER: Arthur Murray Dance Studio

September 17, 2010

Dean Abraham, former owner of the Dance Options studio in London, opened Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Lakewood Ranch this week.

Heritage Harbour throws teddy-bear bash

Heritage Harbour throws teddy-bear bash

September 17, 2010

Children in Heritage Harbour enjoyed a special night with their special snugglies Sept. 17 at the Stoneybrook recreation center. The community hosted a Teddy Bear Picnic complete with teddy-bear-themed treats, activities and crafts.

Commissioners oppose sheriff's surtax

Commissioners oppose sheriff's surtax

September 17, 2010

Manatee County commissioners last night tentatively agreed to give the sheriff's office $1 million from a reserve fund to help offset the change.



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