+New roundabouts planned for U.S. 41
The Metropolitan Planning Organization will vote next month on two proposed additions.
+Village crosswalk lighting receives green light
Merchants and residents helped design the project to aid pedestrians and cars.
+Pastry Art owner passes the cup
After owning Pastry Art for five years, Forrest Shaw sold the café to Chip and Katie Beeman, who own two local eateries, Main Bar, in Sarasota, and Katie’s Café, in Bradenton.
+No Laughing Matter: Pam McCurdy
Pam McCurdy is the set-up to Les McCurdy's punchline — she's the reason that McCurdy's Comedy Theatre will celebrate 25 years of laughs. The McCurdys tell the story of how they met and opened a comedy club.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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13 Holidays around the Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
13 Holidays Around the Ranch-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
14 FREE Pictures with Santa Cow!
8:00 am - 10:30 am
14 Gingerbread Houses
14 Italian Wine and Dine
15 A 1913 Florida Cracker Christmas
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
15 Gingerbread Houses
16 Cooking Class: Asian Grilling Techniques
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.
The Play Readers of the Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild were in fine form as they entertained at the Art Association of Palm-Aire’s opening winter luncheon with “Fractured Fairy Tales.”
Catapulting into first place
Seven Manatee County elementary schools competed in the countywide Technology Student Association catapult competition Nov. 16, at Southeast High School. Students built the catapults on-site.