May 14, 2011
East County residents rallied against pediatric brain cancer May 13 as 140 golfers hit the greenways at Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club for the fourth annual Payton Wright Foundation Golf Tournament. Following golf, participants headed to the Lake Club for an After Party featuring food, live music and more.
May 11, 2011
Neal Communities sells 100th home in Central Park; SWAT Networking launches new Lakewood Ranch chapter; Lakewood Ranch home sales continue to climb; Furniture consignment shop to hold grand opening; and Paradise Homes names new vice president.
May 8, 2011
Bluegrass and gumbo fans flocked to the East County for Linger Lodge's first Gator Creek Bluegrass Festival May 7. The festival featured several bluegrass bands as well as samples of some of the best gumbo in the area.
May 8, 2011
Amateur rowers were able to dip their oars in the water during the Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival May 7 at Nathan Benderson Park. Teams from throughout the area climbed into huge boats painted and adorned with a Chinese dragon head, tail, drum and scales to compete for top honors.
May 6, 2011
Nathan Benderson Park will host the inaugural Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival 2011 May 7.
May 2, 2011
Lakewood Ranch High School students shared children's stories they wrote with students at Bashaw Elementary School during the annual "Winnie the Pooh and Shakespeare, Too" event April 29. The high-schoolers also created educational activities to go along with their stories.
May 2, 2011
Tara Elementary School students enjoyed a day of bounce houses and games following the FCAT during the school's annual FCAT Fun Day April 29. The celebration gave all students a chance to relax following the test.
May 1, 2011
More than 100 golfers and volunteers spent a fun-filled day on the green during First Step of Sarasota’s 7th Annual Golf Classic April 29 at the Legacy Golf Club. Players enjoyed a continental breakfast before hitting the course for a round of golf. Once they were done playing, participants gathered together for a buffet-style lunch, silent auction and raffles and a helicopter ball drop.
April 30, 2011
Dozens of members of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance showed off their putting skills during the organization’s annual Puttin on the Ritz event April 29. Members and their guests enjoyed a lunch and silent auction before hitting the course at The Ritz-Carlton Member’s Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch. A trophy was awarded to the winning team and the winner of the putting contest received a new putter valued at $100.
April 24, 2011
More than 50 children searched for 1,750 eggs during University Park Country Club's Easter Egg Hunt and Luncheon April 23. Following the hunt, children and their families enjoyed lunch while posing for pictures with the Easter Bunny.
17 Maundy Thursday Service
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Good Friday Service
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Good Friday Service
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
19 Easter Vigil
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.