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CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: Gullett Elementary

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: Gullett Elementary

January 7, 2011

With the holiday break behind them, fifth-grade students at Gullett Elementary School already are busy focusing on their schoolwork. The East County Observer caught up with a few students in Melissa Raynor's class to find out about their academic goals for the upcoming semester.

Manatee schools 'Race to the Top'

January 6, 2011

The Manatee County School District on Monday became one of 11 districts statewide to receive additional state funding through the 'Race to the Top' grant program.

Sheriff's office conducts drug drop-off program

Sheriff's office conducts drug drop-off program

January 6, 2011

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office this week began its Citizen Medication Collection Program to provide a safe disposal location for unused prescription medications.

Ranch predicts increased home sales

Ranch predicts increased home sales

January 6, 2011

Lakewood Ranch is leading the market in commercial real estate with its 11% vacancy rate compared to the 13% in downtown Sarasota and 22% in the remainder of the local market.

SEVEN in 11: New year, new leadership

SEVEN in 11: New year, new leadership

January 5, 2011

From the political arena and local business to religion and even the movie industry, these seven leaders will impact all facets of East County life in the new year.

SEVEN in 11: Bob Whitford

SEVEN in 11: Bob Whitford

January 5, 2011

After spending 22 years as the rowing coordinator and facilities manager for the California State University Aquatics Center, Bob Whitford is bringing his expertise to the East County as Sarasota County's new park manager, where he will oversee the implementation of a new world-class rowing facility at Nathan Benderson Park.

SEVEN in 11: Randy Bezet

SEVEN in 11: Randy Bezet

January 5, 2011

In March 2010, Bayside Community Church Pastor Randy Bezet welcomed the East County community to his church's new home — a 54,000-square-foot behemoth on State Road 64. Despite its size, Bayside already has reached capacity. Rather than launch another campaign to expand, Bezet and his Bayside team are planning to open a campus in West Bradenton in February. In doing so, Bayside will become the first East County-based church to expand into another area.

SEVEN in 11: Vanessa Baugh

SEVEN in 11: Vanessa Baugh

January 5, 2011

If Vanessa Baugh runs for the District 5 Manatee County Commission seat — a decision she says she will make by February — she may be the first person with enough connections and grassroots momentum to seriously challenge incumbent Donna Hayes since she was elected in 2004.

SEVEN in 11: Julie Aranibar

SEVEN in 11: Julie Aranibar

January 5, 2011

Lakewood Ranch resident Julie Aranibar has more than a decade of volunteer work with Manatee County Public Schools. Now, she'll use that experience to affect policy as a member of the Manatee County School Board.

SEVEN in 11: Ken Sanborn

SEVEN in 11: Ken Sanborn

January 5, 2011

In September 2010, Longboat Key resident Ken Sanborn formally unveiled plans for Miami 24/7 — a movie-studio project intended for Lakewood Ranch. In mid-May, Sanborn Studios LLC will begin filming the first 13 episodes of its first TV series, "Miami 24/7."



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