January 20, 2011
Hundreds of animal lovers helped the Lakewood Ranch Humane Society start 2011 with a bang during the organization's Kick-Off Bash Jan. 20 at the home of Lou and Ann Marie Marinaccio in The Concession. Guests enjoyed wine, hors d'ouerves, live music and more while raising money for the new animal organization.
January 20, 2011
Eager readers put on their most comfy nighttime attire and headed to Little Bookworms for the shop's Pajama Party Jan. 20 on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. The party featured a book signing by author Tracey Williams, who read her book, "Go Back to Bed!"
January 17, 2011
Members of the Old Braden River Historical Society headed to the river Jan. 15 for the group's first river cleanup of the year.
January 14, 2011
More than 50 members of the Palm-Aire Nine Hole Women's Golf Association bundled up and hit the green for the association's Breast Health Day nine-hole tournament Jan. 13. Members enjoyed a luncheon before teeing off to benefit breast health. Following the tournament, participants enjoyed an ice cream social.
January 14, 2011
The sights and sounds of the Manatee County Fair filled the air as the fair opened Jan. 13. Festivities, including concerts, demonstrations and shows, continue nightly through Jan. 23.
January 13, 2011
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance hosted its first networking event of 2011 Jan. 12 at The Polo Grill and Bar. Sixty alliance members participated in the group's first speed-networking event, taking just three minutes to share about themselves and their companies before swapping partners.
January 12, 2011
Congratulations to the East County parents who celebrated recent births.
January 11, 2011
Braden River Elementary fourth-graders learned just how cool science could be during the school's recent Science Extravaganza. Topics included optical illusions, gravity, buoyancy, matter and more. Teacher Sue Curry also demonstrated how hot and cold energy could crush a soda can.
January 7, 2011
Hundreds of classic rock fans flooded Lakewood Ranch Main Street for the community's monthly Music on Main concert Jan. 7. Local favorites Goodby Eddie performed. Beer and wine sales benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast.
January 1, 2011
East County residents Lou and Ann Marie Marinaccio welcomed about 50 people to their home Jan. 29 for the Quintessa and Flowers Vineyard & Winery Wine Dinner event. The evening, which was catered by Fete Catering, was part of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals 2011 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival Jan. 28-31.
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
23 The Bridal EXPO
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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.