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.
December 10, 2010
East County residents flocked to Lakewood Ranch Main Street Dec. 10 for Lakewood Ranch Community Activities’ annual Holidays Around the Ranch event. Attendees enjoyed live music and dance performances, food and drink, skating on an acrylic ice rink, carriage and train rides and more.
December 10, 2010
Braden River Elementary School fourth-graders took the East County on a trip to Branson, Mo., for their Christmas production, 'Santa's Holiday Hoedown,' Dec. 9. The production featured country Christmas carols and plenty of laughs. The school's Drumming Enrichment Club also performed.
December 9, 2010
About 200 ladies filled the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club Dec. 8 for the Lakewood Ranch Women's Club Annual Holiday Dinner & Auction. This year's gala raised funds for Meals on Wheels PLUS, the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy and SOLVE Maternity Homes.
December 5, 2010
Hundreds of East County residents flocked to Main Street in Lakewood Ranch for the St. Andrews Scottish Festival Dec. 4. During the event, which is designed to bring awareness to Scottish traditions while raising funds for pediatric brain cancer, guests enjoyed performances by country music star David Nail, the Sarasota Scottish Country Dancers and the Jacobites Pipe & Drum Band, among others. Other festivities included face painting and other activities for children, Scottish beer samplings and a haggis-hurling competition, among others.
December 5, 2010
Dozens of children and their families enjoyed a special visit from Santa Claus during Stoneybrook's Breakfast with Santa Dec. 4. Children enjoyed a hearty breakfast, holiday crafts and storytime before taking a seat on Santa's knee and sharing their wish lists.
December 1, 2010
Congratulations to the East County parents who celebrated recent births.
November 26, 2010
Children at Kids R Kids celebrated Thanksgiving Nov. 24 with a special Thanksgiving feast.
November 22, 2010
Hundreds of Manatee County residents flocked to Mixon Fruit Farms Nov. 20-21 for the final weekend of the farm's Harvest Festival event. Guests enjoyed live dance and musical performances, a variety of food and crafts for purchase, pony rides and more
November 21, 2010
Bikers from throughout the state motored through the East County for the 13th annual Great Teddy Bear Run Nov. 14. The ride began at The Shoppes at University Center and continued to the Sarasota County Fairgrounds. The event benefited Kids by the Sea, a local non-profit that serves children with cancer.
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
13 52nd Annual Sarasota Shell Show
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
21 "Fall in Love with the Haven" 60th Anniversary Celebration
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?