Local teachers and school staff members have been busy preparing to welcome the Manatee County School District’s roughly 42,000 students back into classrooms.
District staff have been touching up paint, cleaning floors, registering students and handling other details before open house events this week and the start of school Aug. 19.
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Ashlynn Martin put her "paws" to action
Ashlynn Martinâ€™s dance-a-thon fundraiser Sept. 7, at Jump Dance Co., benefitting Nateâ€™s Honor Animal Rescue and its Lexiâ€™s Paw Pals program, welcomed more than 60 participants.
Honor seeks home for Petey
A 1-year-old hound dog named Petey has been waiting to find a new home for more than 6 months at Nateâ€™s Honor Animal Rescue.
Vitale accepts donation
Lakewood Ranch resident and ESPN Hall-of-Famer Dick Vitale on Sept. 9 received a $85,000 donation for the fight against cancer from Craig and JoEllen Mettille, of 380 Cos.