September 7, 2012
Children at Kiddie Academy celebrated their grandparents Sept. 7, with a special Goodies with Grandparents event in honor of Grandparent's Day.
September 5, 2012
Tim McGonegal will retire Feb. 28 for personal reasons.
August 22, 2012
Sixteen-year-old Sarah Schoeffel spent approximately seven weeks in China this summer. The teen was one of 30 students nationwide to earn the scholarship opportunity with the NSLI-Y Scholarship program.
August 17, 2012
The Bradenton Gladiators will give away Gladiators School Packs to elementary and middle school children at 12 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Police Athletic League front office, 202 13th Ave. E., Bradenton.
August 3, 2012
Children participating in Kiddie Academy’s Camp Adventure donned their Olympic spirit this week, participating in Olympic themed competitions, including relay races, long jump, three-legged races and more.
July 4, 2012
Nearly 100 children showed their patriotic pride during Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch Town Center’s Red, White and Blue Parade July 3.
June 29, 2012
Some of the East County’s most talented young actors took the stage in the musical production Disney’s Aladdin Jr. June 28-29, as part of the Lakewood Ranch High’s 11th annual Acting Up Performing Arts Camp. Participants enjoyed exploring all aspects of the performing arts, including drama, dance, voice and art, during the two-week camp, which ran June 18-29.
June 10, 2012
Nearly 50 voluntary prekindergarten students donned their caps and gowns and prepared to embark on the next journey in their education during Kiddie Academy’s graduation ceremony June 8. Students sang songs, performed skits and received their diplomas before enjoying cake with their family and friends.
June 6, 2012
Graduate Nick Breitwieser and fellow students have constructed two sailboats, dubbed The Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman.
June 6, 2012
Administrators and teachers at Freedom Elementary School couldn’t escape being doused in green slime Wednesday, May 30, as they showed their support for U.S. military members serving overseas.
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.