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Willis Elementary steps into shoe design contest

Willis Elementary steps into shoe design contest

May 19, 2010

Winners of the Walk Our World shoe design contest will be announced May 29.

Manatee breaks ground on Bennett Park

Manatee breaks ground on Bennett Park

May 19, 2010

The 180-acre park will be unique because it will offer both passive and active recreational opportunities.

Gov. Crist signs Wandall bill

Gov. Crist signs Wandall bill

May 19, 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist this afternoon signed the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce's Lakewood Ranch branch. The bill is named after an East County man who was killed in 2003 by a red-light runner.

County files motion for summary judgment

County files motion for summary judgment

May 18, 2010

The county is fighting a lawsuit filed by cell tower developer, Vertex, because it refused to allow the construction of a telecommunications tower in River Club.

Hunter guilty of DUI manslaughter

Hunter guilty of DUI manslaughter

May 17, 2010

Former Braden River High School football coach Josh Hunter was found guilty in the death of fellow coach and friend Doug Garrity.

Woodland hosts spring fling

Woodland hosts spring fling

May 17, 2010

Despite the rainy weather, members of Woodland - The Community Church gathered at the church's athletic fields May 16 for a spring fling event. Festivities included a Great American Hamburger Cook Off, live music, bounce houses and more.

Braden River stages earthquake relief effort

Braden River stages earthquake relief effort

May 15, 2010

Braden River Middle School students and teachers did their part for earthquake relief for Haiti and Chile at the school's Sharing Hands Across the Lands event May 15. The event featured every fair activity and offering imaginable, including face-painting, a blow-up slide, a rock-climbing wall, a bounce house, obstacle course, dunk tank and carnival games. More than 100 students, 27 parents and one teacher involved began planning the event in January after an earthquake hit Haiti.

ODA Relay nets more than $50,000

ODA Relay nets more than $50,000

May 15, 2010

More than 300 eager supporters from 25 teams participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life May 14-15 at The Out-of-Door Academy's Lakewood Ranch campus. The weekend event raised more than $50,000 for the cancer organization. The event included plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the night, including separate activities for younger children at the 'Mini Relay,' a powderpuff football game, karaoke, a cardboard car race, a Relay Diva competition and more.

Golfers take aim against brain cancer

Golfers take aim against brain cancer

May 14, 2010

East County residents took aim against pediatric brain cancer during the Payton Wright Foundation Golf Outing & Concert event today. Golfing began around noon at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. Festivities will continue tonight as the Payton Wright Foundation hosts an auction, dinner and concert by country musician David Nail at The Lake Club.

WEEKEND BEST BET: Woodland Spring Fling

WEEKEND BEST BET: Woodland Spring Fling

May 14, 2010

Events will include The Great American Hamburger Cook Off, a two-mile race to raise money for Haiti, relay races and carnival-style games.



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