January 26, 2015
A short film written and directed by Braden River High student Carrie Dutting, "Alike" won first place at the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival shorts competition, held Jan. 23 and Jan. 24. Dutting also won the Young Prodigy Award.
January 24, 2015
Families at McNeal Elementary School enjoyed a day of carnival-style games, pizza and hot dogs, a silent auction and other festivities during the school's Winter Carnival Jan. 24, at the school.
January 23, 2015
Freedom Elementary School's Parent Teacher Organization hosted a special winter wonderland-themed Father/Daughter Dance Jan. 23.
January 7, 2015
In the new year, East County students pledge to play outside, read more, help the elderly, be nicer to their siblings and maybe even buy a pet goat.
December 23, 2014
Students from East County schools share their holiday wishes.
December 19, 2014
Two East County high schools received "A" grades and had high graduation rates in the 2013-2014 school year, a Florida Department of Education report shows.
December 14, 2014
Students in the Bashaw Elementary School Chorus showcased the holiday spirit with a special Christmas music show for parents Dec. 11. The children joined students from Miller Elementary Dec. 14, to sing in the Manatee Village Historical Park during its special Christmas open house event.
December 13, 2014
Braden River Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization welcomed more than 600 people to the school's annual Supper with Santa event Dec. 11.
December 6, 2014
Imagine School at Lakewood Ranch families enjoyed arts and crafts and other festivities Dec. 6 at the school's Winter Wonderland fundraiser.
November 21, 2014
Third-grade students at Braden River Elementary School personified the characters they've been reading about during a special character parade Nov. 21, at the school.
Love a little cookie slathered in caramel, chocolate and coconut?
Manatee County’s Conservatory Park has a new attraction — a Little Free Library.
All teed up
Neal Communities is adding a little swing to B.D. Gullett Elementary School’s Neal Communities Golf Challenge.