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East County enjoys fine dining

East County enjoys fine dining

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.

East County homes brighten holidays

East County homes brighten holidays

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.

Santa visits Polo Grill

Santa visits Polo Grill

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.

The Savior is Born

The Savior is Born

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.

Tara kids enjoy drum circle

Tara kids enjoy drum circle

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.

Holiday traditions sparkle on Main

Holiday traditions sparkle on Main

December 16, 2010

Lakewood Ranch Main Street continued to celebrate the holiday season with an array of activities Dec. 15. East County residents enjoyed a visit from Santa, the sounds of the Dickens Carolers, carriage rides and holiday pet photos.

Vitale family spreads Christmas cheer

Vitale family spreads Christmas cheer

December 16, 2010

Lakewood Ranch residents Dick and Lorraine Vitale celebrated the holiday season with eight members of the Boys and Girls Club during their annual Christmas Party Dec. 15. After enjoying sandwiches and snacks and touring the Vitale home, the children gathered together and listened as Dick Vitale spoke about the importance of doing the right thing and following your dreams. Following the speech, the children enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus where they received a plethora of gifts and gift cards for Publix.

Families complete holiday homes

Families complete holiday homes

December 12, 2010

Using sugary sweets, frosting and plenty of homemade gingerbread, families constructed a wide variety of edible homes at Pastries By Design's Gingerbread House Workshop Dec. 11. Owner Lyndsy McDonald provided expertise as families crafted their delicious designs.

Santa breaks fast with Freedom families

Santa breaks fast with Freedom families

December 12, 2010

Freedom Elementary School students and families dined on pancakes, sausage, bacon and juice at the school's Breakfast with Santa event Dec. 11. After their meals, children lined up to play games, complete art projects and spend some time going over their lists with Santa himself.

Hornback hosts Ranch Christmas bash

Hornback hosts Ranch Christmas bash

December 12, 2010

Hornback Chiropractic and Wellness invited Santa for a pre-Christmas visit to Lakewood Ranch during its Christmas on the Ranch event Dec. 11 at the Sarasota Polo Club. Families enjoyed pony rides, arts and crafts, a barbecue lunch and, of course, time with the Big Guy. Proceeds benefited Hope Family Services.



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