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.
December 22, 2010
In celebration of the holiday season, many East County residents have brightened the night, stringing up lights and other decorations for neighbors to enjoy. Here are a few shots of some of the homes we enjoyed seeing.
December 19, 2010
Dozens of children and their families gathered at the Polo Grill to share their wish lists with Santa Claus one final time during the restaurant's Breakfast with Santa event Dec. 18. Guests enjoyed a hearty breakfast before enjoying some quality time with the Big Guy himself.
December 19, 2010
An estimated 5,000 people watched the story of Christmas brought to life during the Tabernacle's annual Living Nativity performances Dec. 16-19. The East County church's Christmas tradition featured more than 100 cast members, live animals, flying angels and more.
December 16, 2010
Three Tara Elementary School teachers rewarded their Safety Patrol and TV Production students for a job well done with a special drum circle event presented by Giving Tree Music today.
16 USF Sarasota-Manatee HospitaBull Evening
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
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.