March 10, 2010
The Lakewood Ranch Elks on Feb. 26 honored seven local elementary and middle school students who won the organization’s recent essay contest, which was themed "The American Dream: What is It?"
March 9, 2010
Manatee County Public Schools students will have a full day of school tomorrow because of FCAT testing.
March 9, 2010
Kiddie Academy students enjoyed green eggs and ham and other Dr. Seuss treats in celebration of the author's birthday March 2. Students also dressed up as Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Cat in the Hat and more.
March 9, 2010
Dozens of children, teens and adults hit the Lakewood Ranch pavement March 7 for the annual Take Stock in Children of Manatee County 10K Run/Walk and Fun Run. Participants enjoyed coffee, juice and donuts and other entertainment before hitting the streets. Superintendent Tim McGonegal served as the official Race Marshall.
March 8, 2010
U.S. Rep Vern Buchanan spoke about government and hard work to about 100 students at Braden River Middle School March 8.
March 5, 2010
The chilly evening didn't deter Lakewood Ranch High School students from spending the night at school for the second Campout for a Cause March 5. The event, which featured live music from several bands, raised money for Taking Back Lives, To Write Love in Her Arms, SOLVE Maternity Home, Honor Sanctuary Animal Rescue, Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities and the Food Bank of Manatee.
March 3, 2010
The club will host the fundraising effort for six local charities this weekend. Twelve bands will be performing at the event.
March 1, 2010
Tim McGonegal anticipates another $6 to $15 million in cuts for the 2010-11 school year.
February 26, 2010
More than 100 families hit the dance floor for Freedom Elementary School's annual Father/Daughter Dance Feb. 26 at the school. Dads and grandfathers boogied to a variety of tunes while colorful lighting and refreshments completed the atmosphere.
February 25, 2010
A free speaking event for middle school students and their parents on the topic will be held from 6:30-8 p.m., tonight, at Braden River High School.
Instructor jazzes up routine
The East County’s Sue Encke, a jazzercise instructor, recently attended the annual Jazzercise Live event in Washington, D.C., along with more than 1,500 other customers and instructors from across the world.
Tiny Hands supports students
The Tiny Hands Foundation, with the help of more than 200 volunteers, will fill 1,500 backpacks with school supplies for children in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2, at the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota, 3100 Fruitville Road, Sarasota.
Fund begins wreath sales
The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund, established in honor of former Out-of-Door Academy student Taylor Emmons, is at it again.