May 5, 2014
After his elimination from "American Idol" May 1, Braden River High student Sam Woolf appeared on "Live! With Kelly and Michael" May 5, and talks life after "Idol."
May 3, 2014
Students at Lakewood Ranch High School enjoyed a "Great Gatsby" themed prom May 2, at the Sarasota Hyatt.
April 29, 2014
State College of Florida students who meet admissions requirements will gain early acceptance to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Master’s in Health Services Administration (MHSA) program.
April 23, 2014
A frenzy of children, who sported pipe cleaner antennae on their heads and paper wings on their backs, filled the playground of All God’s Children Preschool April 23. The 11 students in Carol Beatty’s VPK class said goodbye to their new friends — the butterflies they have had in their classroom and for which they have cared since the insects were caterpillars — during butterfly release day.
April 17, 2014
Students in Marti Bhame's second-grade class, at Braden River Elementary, embodied fictional characters and brought their stories to life during their production of "The Three F's…Fables, Folktales and Fairy Tales," April 17. The students performed three bite-sized renditions of "The Grasshopper and the Ant," "Dinerella" — "Cinderella" with dinosaurs — and "Stone Soup." Each mini play represented a different type of story to coincide with fairy tale and other story-themed curriculum Bhame has been teaching.
April 17, 2014
Children at Kiddie Academy enjoyed visits with the Easter Bunny, as well as an Easter egg hunt April 17, on the school's playground.
April 14, 2014
After 12 years at Haile Middle School, Principal Janet Kerley will retire at the end of the school year.
April 11, 2014
For $2, Tara Elementary students and their families enjoyed face painting, pizza, performances by the school’s dance team and other activities at the annual Spring Luau. The proceeds from the seventh fundraiser of its type, which transformed the field behind the East County school into a Hawaiian destination, will go toward supplies for the teachers’ classrooms.
April 11, 2014
Sam Woolf wins a spot in the top seven on "American Idol" April 10.
March 28, 2014
Performances of 'Back to the '80s..The Totally Awesome Musical' run at 7 p.m. tonight through March 29 at The Out-of-Door Academy.
Ashlynn Martin put her "paws" to action
Ashlynn Martin’s dance-a-thon fundraiser Sept. 7, at Jump Dance Co., benefitting Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue and its Lexi’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 Nate’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.