December 29, 2010
Dave Sturkey, founding pastor of Cornerstone Church of Lakewood Ranch preached his final sermon at the church Dec. 24.
December 29, 2010
The High School Youth Group from Christ Presbyterian Church enjoyed an old-fashioned hay ride down Lakewood Ranch Main Street Dec. 20.
December 19, 2010
An estimated 5,000 people watched the story of Christmas brought to life during the Tabernacle's annual Living Nativity performances Dec. 16-19. The East County church's Christmas tradition featured more than 100 cast members, live animals, flying angels and more.
December 10, 2010
Woodland, The Community Church tonight hosted a Family Fun Night event. Attendees enjoyed making Christmas tree ornaments and gingerbread houses while watching Christmas movies.
December 5, 2010
Members of Christ Presbyterian Church rang in the holiday season during the church's Festival and International Bazaar of Hope Dec. 4. Guests enjoyed live entertainment, a picnic-style lunch and baked goods, bounce houses and a silent auction, among other activities.
November 21, 2010
Cornerstone Church of Lakewood Ranch unveiled the expansion to its East County campus during a Grand Opening Celebration recently. Church members and guests enjoyed tours of the new facility, live music, carnival-style games and more.
November 2, 2010
Dozens of East County children and their families enjoyed an evening of fun and games during Sarasota Baptist Church's Fall Festival Oct. 31. Children enjoyed carnival-style games, bounce houses, live music and refreshments before going trunk-or-treating.
October 31, 2010
Hundreds of families gathered at Woodland – The Community Church for the church's Fall Festival Oct. 31. Attendees enjoyed games, inflatable slides, pony rides, a petting zoo and more.
October 27, 2010
Lakewood Ranch's St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church became its own parish Oct. 9. The church celebrated with a special parish picnic Oct. 16.
September 15, 2010
Woodland church members Ryan and Ashlie Fulmer recently returned from Ethiopia with their 5-month-old son, Easton.
23 Take Stock College Tailgate Challenge
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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.