August 21, 2009
East County residents sampled global cuisine from Russia to Japan during the Around the World Progressive Dinner Aug. 19 on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch. Led by Polo Grill and Bar co-owner Jaymie Klauber, the more than 20 guests in attendance dined at Astoria Fine Russian Cuisine, Saijo Sushi, MacAllister's Grill and Tavern, Ed's Tavern, the Polo Grill and Paris Bistrot.
August 17, 2009
Local Boy Scout leaders invited the public for a special open house at Camp Flying Eagle from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 15. The morning’s activities included ribbon-cutting ceremonies for several new amenities as well as demonstrations on the new Harlan Challenge Course, among others.
August 17, 2009
The three founding families of Sun-n-Fun celebrated the campground’s 50th anniversary with a special celebration from 6-9 p.m., Aug. 14 at the park.
August 14, 2009
Woodland — The Community Church and the Manatee County School District partnered Aug. 13 for The Wellness Expo 2009. Hundreds gathered at the church to get information about health-related products and services, participate in door prizes and listen to Dr. Nick Yphantides.
August 13, 2009
The Pinnacle Academy in Lakewood Ranch celebrated its Integrated Play Groups peer model volunteer program participants with a pizza party today. Thirty-two children donated time this summer to assist Pinnacle's students with autism. Not only does the IPG program help the Pinnacle students, but also it provides sensitivity training for the volunteers as well, said Director Dr. Kirstina Ordetx.
August 12, 2009
Donned in all shades of pink, nearly 150 people piled into the Fete Ballroom at the Polo Grill and Bar Aug. 11 for the Making Strides for Breast Cancer kick-off celebration.
August 12, 2009
About 50 East County students headed to Sharp Top Cove Camp in Jasper, Ga., July 25 to Aug. 2 for a summer camp with Young Life. Students enjoyed activities such as rock climbing, repelling, ropes courses, zip lines, hiking and more.
August 5, 2009
More than 40 children gathered at Cornerstone of Lakewood Ranch for Vacation Bible School this week. Themed “The King is coming,” the camp included arts and crafts, snacks, song and dance and lessons about creation, salvation and God’s glory, among other topics. Camp ends Aug. 7.
August 3, 2009
Student dancers from Jump Dance Company in Lakewood Ranch performed a spirited "High School Musical Reunion" show July 31. Each week, the campers take on a new theme.
July 30, 2009
Youth at the Foundation for Dreams’ Dream Oaks Camp enjoyed horseback riding, arts and crafts, swimming and other activities during the last week of camp, which runs through Friday.
20 Cooking Class With California Cabernets
20 Ice on the Diamond
21 Gingerbread Houses
21 Ovation's Musical Theatre Holiday Revue
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
22 Gingerbread Houses
23 Cooking Class: Nuts About Holiday Cookies
24 Cooking Class: Crazy For Cookies
26 Kids 3-Day Cooking Camp
Coats for kids
Knights of Columbus Councils are helping children in need by providing coats to children in their communities through the order’s Coats for Kids program.
Santa and his elf made a surprise stop Dec. 13, at WineStyles, in San Marco Plaza, by Harley-Davidson motorcycle, during the store’s weekly Friday night wine-tasting event.
Members and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club ventured Dec. 4 to Orlando, to view holiday decorations at the Grand Floridian and to have lunch at Downtown Disney.