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.
September 15, 2010
Four East County churches are taking big steps to widen their ministries in the community.
August 31, 2010
Members of Temple Emanu-El gathered for the fourth annual East county Jewish Gathering at Summerfield Park Aug. 28. Attendees enjoyed socializing, face-painting, a picnic-style dinner, ice cream and a special havdalah service, which marks the separation between the Sabbath and the week ahead.
August 13, 2010
St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church transformed its sanctuary into space-themed control center for the church's special Galactic Blast Vacation Bible School this week. Children enjoyed arts and crafts, snacks, Bible stories and other "cosmic adventures in praising God."
August 8, 2010
The Church at Braden River took a trip back to the Old West during this year's Vacation Bible School. The Western-themed event included fun, faith-based activities. Participating children also raised money for the church's food pantry.
July 28, 2010
Pastor Charles Young is hoping to collect more than 1,000 backpacks as well as other school supplies.
July 24, 2010
Children at Faith United Church of Christ brought the Bible story of Joseph and his journey from prison to the palace to life during a special Vacation Bible School July 22-24. VBS children finished the event with a cookout with their families this afternoon.
31 Homes for our Troops Golf Tournament
31 7th Annual Military Ball
6 Menchie's - FREE Froyo National Frozen Yogurt Day
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7 Manatee Audubon - OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sights for stripes
Braden River High School’s Jasmine Stanton knew just what to do when this year’s Manatee County Fair’s diary costume contest came around.
Since it sprouted about two months ago, Lakewood Ranch Main Street’s first edible garden continues to grow.
Love a little cookie slathered in caramel, chocolate and coconut?