I read with great pleasure and pride the story about Alyssa Mandel, The Out-of-Door Academy’s librarian/belly-dancer.
I felt pride because I am the parent of a former student of ODA, and it speaks to the character of that fine school that the unusual talents of their librarian would be celebrated.
My daughter received the necessary tools to sail through college as an “A” student and become accepted as a graduate student at Florida State University in international studies. That was more than four years ago.
Through our daughter’s experience, our impression of the school was that faculty and staff placed the emphasis on academic excellence, taking responsibility for one’s actions and embracing individuality. I am so happy to see they have not deviated.
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5 Cooking Class: Flavors of Asia
6 Italian Wine and Dine
6 Holiday Dinner Dance
7 16th Annual Jingle & Jog 5K Race/1K Walk-Run
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7 Rummage Sale
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7 Willis Holiday Fair
7 A Night Before Christmas
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
7 Cooking Class: 'Tis the Season
Kindergarten children at Primrose of Lakewood Ranch saved their money from chores and went on a shopping spree Nov. 22, to Publix.
Realtors with Michael Saunders & Co.’s Lakewood Ranch office offered a special slice of thanksgiving Nov. 27, in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Sweets for soldiers
Students at Nolan Middle School made the holiday season extra sweet for area soldiers.