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PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River High 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River High 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

September 10, 2011

Students at Braden River High School learned the significance of Sept. 11, 2001 during a 10th anniversary memorial presentation Sept. 9. During the presentation, guest speakers and staff members shared stories of where they were when terrorist hijackers crashed commuter jets into New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A freedom bell rang throughout the ceremony, signaling significant events of the day. Following each bell, students with designated colored pieces of paper stood up to represent those who lost their lives. In addition, several students, including Shelby Graves, who father was one of the firefighters who lost his life, shared poems and stories they had written about Sept. 11.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tara Ice Cream Social

PHOTO GALLERY: Tara Ice Cream Social

September 9, 2011

Families at Tara Elementary School enjoyed a night of ice cream and socializing as the school hosted its annual "Welcome Back Ice Cream Social" Sept. 9. Attendees wore NFL attire to help the PTO in its effort to win a $10,000 grant from the NFL Play 60 program.

Non-profit hosts re:play conference

Non-profit hosts re:play conference

September 9, 2011

East County non-profit Taking Back Lives will host a multimedia-driven youth conference Saturday.

Authorities crack down on DUIs

Authorities crack down on DUIs

September 9, 2011

The traffic unit of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office recently conducted a DUI Enforcement Wave that resulted in 30 DUI arrests.

Manatee School Board adopts budget

Manatee School Board adopts budget

September 8, 2011

The Manatee County School Board on Thursday adopted a $598 million budget.

East County schools remember 9/11

East County schools remember 9/11

September 8, 2011

Several East County schools this week are holding special events to commemorate the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

County accepting applications for driver education assistance

County accepting applications for driver education assistance

September 8, 2011

Manatee County now is taking applications for enhancing driver education programs at public and private schools.

School Board to adopt budget

School Board to adopt budget

September 8, 2011

Board members are considering the adoption of a $598 million budget tonight.

PHOTO GALLERY: East Meets West Chambers of Commerce

PHOTO GALLERY: East Meets West Chambers of Commerce

September 7, 2011

Local Chambers of Commerce gathered at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium for a fun networking event.

PHOTO GALLERY: Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund Announcement

PHOTO GALLERY: Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund Announcement

September 7, 2011

More than 50 supporters of the Taylor William Emmons Memorial Foundation and All Faiths Food Bank gathered together at the home of Lakewood Ranch residents Mike and Katie Emmons for a special announcement, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and conversation Sept. 7. During the event, Mike and Katie Emmons, whose son Taylor was killed in an accident in December 2010, announced a partnership between the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund and All Faiths Food Bank. Beginning in early December, the foundation will be selling holiday wreaths, as part of its Taylor’s Trees program, with half of the proceeds going to the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund and the other half going directly to All Faiths Food Bank.



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