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.
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."
20 Braden River Soccer Club Pre-Tryout Camp
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
22 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance May Morning Express Networking Social - SCF "How SCF Supports Local Business"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
26 Tribute to Heroes Parade - Main St LWR
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Braden River Soccer Club Try-outs
Ranch rallies against cancer
East County residents will rally to fight cancer Saturday, May 18, as the American Cancer Society hosts its annual Lakewood Ranch Relay for Life event at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
Barista pours on fun for daughters
State Road 70 Starbucks barista and East County resident Cyndee Vanderford showed her daughters the world of lattes and mochas for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 25.
Troop plants Freedom's courtyard
Girls in Girl Scouts Junior Troop 181, at Freedom Elementary School, recently earned their Bronze Award by researching and planting the back of the school’s courtyard.