April 3, 2011
Animal and opera lovers alike enjoyed an evening of food, fun and music during Opera for Animals: Singing is Saving's ninth annual benefit concert, called Spring is for Singing, April 2 at the Palm Aire Country Club.
March 31, 2011
Severe thunderstorms and a last-minute venue change didn't keep business professionals away from an annual Hob Nob barbecue event hosted by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council. Hundreds of guests enjoyed an evening of food and drink, live entertainment and networking March 31 at the Manatee Civic Center.
March 31, 2011
Ladies in the Lakewood Ranch Women's Club gathered March 30 at the Polo Grill and Bar's Fete Ballroom for the club's fifth annual luncheon and fashion show, which this year was themed "Elegantly Fresh."
March 28, 2011
Lakewood Ranch High School students enjoyed an afternoon of art and entertainment as part of the school's Renaissance program March 25. The school's jazz band, theater students and Silver Stars dance team performed.
March 25, 2011
Dozens of local residents and supporters gathered together for Camp Better America's Return the Salute Fundraiser March 24 at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Lakewood Ranch. Guests enjoyed a presentation by guest speaker Krish Dhanam, drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and more.
March 25, 2011
Festivities for Ponies for Pups will begin at 11:30 a.m., March 26, at Sarasota Polo Club, 8201 Polo Club Lane, Lakewood Ranch.
March 24, 2011
Reptiles from Sarasota Jungle Gardens slithered into the East County's Love Comes First Preschool March 24 — much to the delight of the students. Special guests included a Burmese python, a Moroccan uromastyx, a green iguana and an American alligator.
March 22, 2011
Hundreds of East County residents and art enthusiasts alike flocked to Main Street in Lakewood Ranch for the 11th Annual Art at the Ranch Fine Arts Festival March 19-20. The event, organized by ArtCenter Manatee and sponsored by LWR Communities LLC, featured painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, potters textile artists and more from as far away as California and Maine.
March 15, 2011
Supporters of the Miracle League of Manasota gathered March 12 at the Polo Grill and Bar for the organization's "Miracles, Martinis and Mercedes" event.
March 14, 2011
Catholic Charities of Sarasota and Manatee Counties raised money for its HIV/Aids ministries with the Doctors for Charity fundraising event March 12 at the University Park Country Club.
31 Homes for our Troops Golf Tournament
31 7th Annual Military Ball
6 Menchie's - FREE Froyo National Frozen Yogurt Day
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7 Manatee Audubon - OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sights for stripes
Braden River High School’s Jasmine Stanton knew just what to do when this year’s Manatee County Fair’s diary costume contest came around.
Since it sprouted about two months ago, Lakewood Ranch Main Street’s first edible garden continues to grow.
Love a little cookie slathered in caramel, chocolate and coconut?