May 26, 2010
Congratulations to the East County parents who celebrated recent births.
May 25, 2010
Members of the Palm Aire Country Club recently dug out their old high school letter sweaters and jackets, cheer-leader outfits and poodle skirts for a 50's-style Sock Hop that rocked the house.
May 22, 2010
Braden River High School celebrated its 2010 Prom May 22 at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium. This year's theme, 'Walk Through Wonderland,' featured colorful decor and a variety of treats.
May 20, 2010
McNeal Elementary students and staff prepared a variety of treats — from breakfast delights to stage performances — as part of the school's Volunteer Breakfast May 20. The breakfast honored the many parents who volunteered time throughout the school year.
May 19, 2010
Braden River Elementary's Fine Arts Team featured music from different eras as part of the Rock with Write Wednesday program May 19. Students and teachers dressed up in the music era and style of their choice, studied the music and its cultural background and danced.
May 15, 2010
Braden River Middle School students and teachers did their part for earthquake relief for Haiti and Chile at the school's Sharing Hands Across the Lands event May 15. The event featured every fair activity and offering imaginable, including face-painting, a blow-up slide, a rock-climbing wall, a bounce house, obstacle course, dunk tank and carnival games. More than 100 students, 27 parents and one teacher involved began planning the event in January after an earthquake hit Haiti.
May 15, 2010
More than 300 eager supporters from 25 teams participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life May 14-15 at The Out-of-Door Academy's Lakewood Ranch campus. The weekend event raised more than $50,000 for the cancer organization. The event included plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the night, including separate activities for younger children at the 'Mini Relay,' a powderpuff football game, karaoke, a cardboard car race, a Relay Diva competition and more.
May 14, 2010
East County residents took aim against pediatric brain cancer during the Payton Wright Foundation Golf Outing & Concert event today. Golfing began around noon at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. Festivities will continue tonight as the Payton Wright Foundation hosts an auction, dinner and concert by country musician David Nail at The Lake Club.
May 14, 2010
Events will include The Great American Hamburger Cook Off, a two-mile race to raise money for Haiti, relay races and carnival-style games.
May 7, 2010
Lakewood Ranch High School students enjoyed an elegant evening during the school's 2010 Prom Friday night. Themed "Once Upon a Prom," this year's dance featured candy and storybook-worthy lighting at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota.
20 Braden River Soccer Club Pre-Tryout Camp
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
22 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance May Morning Express Networking Social - SCF "How SCF Supports Local Business"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
26 Tribute to Heroes Parade - Main St LWR
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Braden River Soccer Club Try-outs
Ranch rallies against cancer
East County residents will rally to fight cancer Saturday, May 18, as the American Cancer Society hosts its annual Lakewood Ranch Relay for Life event at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
Barista pours on fun for daughters
State Road 70 Starbucks barista and East County resident Cyndee Vanderford showed her daughters the world of lattes and mochas for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 25.
Troop plants Freedom's courtyard
Girls in Girl Scouts Junior Troop 181, at Freedom Elementary School, recently earned their Bronze Award by researching and planting the back of the school’s courtyard.