July 23, 2011
Despite rain showers, hundreds of East County residents headed out tonight to Lakewood Ranch Main Street for a barbecue cook-off event.
July 21, 2011
East County high school students this week are learning how to help their community in times of need during the It’s a Disaster! Disaster Camp for Teens hosted by the American Red Cross.
July 20, 2011
Richard Barnett took this sunrise photo March 21, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church.
July 17, 2011
Hundreds of East County residents enjoyed a taste of the Crescent City during the 4th Annual Spyder Broussard Low Country-East County Shrimp Boil July 16 at The Polo Grill and Bar. Guests feasted on Cajun classics, including Oysters Bienville, Gumbo Ya-Ya, boudin, boiled shrimp, beignets du monde and more, while listening to the sounds of the Gumbo Boogie Band.
July 15, 2011
Dozens of East County residents sipped on cocktails during the Charity Bartending Night July 14 at The Polo Grill and Bar. Former NBA referee and Lakewood Ranch resident Bob Delaney, State Rep. Greg Steube, Sen. Mike Bennett, Manatee County Commission candidate Vanessa Baugh and SMR Director of Sports Tim Mulqueen poured drinks for tips to benefit Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Corporation’s LWR Remembers 9-11 Flagpole Dedication and Memorial. The event, which is scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Premier Sports Complex, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.
July 15, 2011
Pint-sized dancers took the stage for the Summer Dance Camp Recital July 15 at Gullett Elementary School in Lakewood Ranch. The dancers performed a variety of routines they perfected throughout the summer camp.
July 13, 2011
The Polo Grill and Bar will host its fourth annual Sypder Broussard Low Country-East County Shrimp Boil from 6:30-10:30 p.m., July 16.
July 13, 2011
Lois Braley took this photo of a double rainbow July 4 over the Manatee River at Braden Castle Park.
July 12, 2011
Students at Rosaire's Riding Academy saddled up for a day full of horseback riding fun July 11. Campers started the morning by retrieving horses and ponies from the academy pasture. Then, once back at the riding arena, they honed their riding skills with the help of Ellian Rosaire and her staff.
July 11, 2011
Riders at Westport Equestrian Club concluded Pony Camp with a fun-filled show July 8. Each camper showed off a variety of riding skills — much to the delight of family members and friends.
8 GNC Center for Building Hope Race Series
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8 Polo Under the Palms
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12 LWRBA March Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 March Membership Luncheon
15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.