April 18, 2011
East County families gathered April 16 at Lakewood Ranch Park for Bayside Community Church's Eggolution event. Guests enjoyed food and drink, an Easter egg hunt, bounce houses and inflatable games and more.
March 30, 2011
Fr. Dan Smith now will lead the congregation at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Community.
March 9, 2011
Woodland — The Community Church hosted a Kinetic Box Retreat for high school students March 4-5
March 2, 2011
Peace Presbyterian members Dan and Kirstin Shontere, a group of college students and others visited Haiti Feb. 15-21 to deliver food, assistance and some much-needed love.
February 13, 2011
Thousands of East County residents enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of Greece during the 27th Annual Greek Glendi Festival Feb. 10-13 at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church. Festival-goers enjoyed authentic Greek cuisine, the sights and sounds of the Greek Company Orchestra and the Hellenic Folk Dancers Troupe, a Children's Adventure Zone, and a marketplace featuring custom jewelry and crafts, among others festivities.
February 8, 2011
Students at Sprouts Child Development Center of Harvest United Methodist Church strapped on their helmets and pedaled away during the preschool’s fifth annual St. Jude Trike-A-Thon Feb. 7-8. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
February 8, 2011
Members of Temple Emanu-El honored the temple's vice president of membership, Kim Sheintal, with a special luncheon Feb. 6.
January 29, 2011
Although wintry white stuff wasn't a part of Friday's forecast, students at Tabernacle Christian School enjoyed a rare snow day during the school's winter wonderland Jan. 28. The students took their inflatable rafts up a hill on the school grounds and zoomed down on a bed of real snow — which quickly melted under the Florida sunshine.
January 12, 2011
Bayside Community Church is joining nearly 1,000 other churches across the world in Awakening, a three-week commitment of prayer and fasting.
December 29, 2010
After being stuck in Haiti for two extra days, Kathy Benham and Christie Leonard returned to Florida Dec. 12 after meeting Republican Sarah Palin, her husband, Todd, and daughter, Bristol.
24 Lakewood Ranch Republican Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
24 BOO Fest-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
25 Ellenton Sunday Market
28 Wine, Dine and Make a Difference
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ranch women make visit to McCurdy’s
Members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club enjoyed an fun-filled evening at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre Sept. 24.
Girl Scout earns Silver Award
Cypress Potter recently earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award for Girl Scout cadets in grades sixth through eighth, from the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida.