June 18, 2009
More than 600 kids flocked to Christian Retreat for the annual Kids-A-Flame camp June 15-20 at the East County Christian center. The kids enjoyed a variety of water-themed games to beat the heat.
June 17, 2009
Children are rocking the dock this week at Sarasota Baptist’s Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School, which runs June 15-18. Children are enjoying swamp stomp music, the Chadders dockside Drive-In, crafts, water games and other activities during the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, daily.
June 11, 2009
Juana Jordan, a student from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, is interning at Harvest United Methodist Church this summer.
June 2, 2009
The Loving Stitches Ministry of Our Lady of the Angles Catholic Community meet once a week to make items for organizations such as the Healthy Start Coalition, Manatee Memorial Hospital’s nursery and more.
May 13, 2009
Members of the Chabad of Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch gathered at the picnic area at Summerfield Park from 6-8 p.m., May 12 to enjoy the Jewish celebration of Lag Ba’Omer. The celebration and family fun day included food and drink, cotton candy, an obstacle course, an 18-foot inflatable slide, a caricature artist, face painting, a raffle and other activities.
May 1, 2009
Arts from throughout the state displayed their wares at Hope Presbyterian Church's art show and coffee house May 1. Folk duo Scone Train provided live music at the event.
April 30, 2009
Steve Sipes founded the Christian organization’s East Manatee branch more than 10 years ago.
April 23, 2009
With donations falling, church leaders must examine every category of expenses and ministries.
April 18, 2009
Cornerstone Church of Lakewood Ranch’s new men’s ministry, Men At Cornerstone, enjoyed its first event April 18.
12 Cooking Class: At Season's Peak: Winter Squash
13 Holidays around the Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
13 Holidays Around the Ranch-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
14 FREE Pictures with Santa Cow!
8:00 am - 10:30 am
14 Gingerbread Houses
14 Italian Wine and Dine
15 A 1913 Florida Cracker Christmas
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
15 Gingerbread Houses
Members and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club ventured Dec. 4 to Orlando, to view holiday decorations at the Grand Floridian and to have lunch at Downtown Disney.
The Play Readers of the Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild were in fine form as they entertained at the Art Association of Palm-Aire’s opening winter luncheon with “Fractured Fairy Tales.”
Catapulting into first place
Seven Manatee County elementary schools competed in the countywide Technology Student Association catapult competition Nov. 16, at Southeast High School. Students built the catapults on-site.