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.
February 24, 2010
First-grade students at Braden River Elementary School dazzled other students, parents and teachers with their performance of "My Town, My World" Feb. 24. A public performance will be held at 7 p.m., Feb. 25 at the school, 6125 River Club Blvd.
February 23, 2010
District officials presented a check to the American Red Cross' Manatee County chapter at a meeting Feb. 22.
February 22, 2010
The Manatee County School Board tonight will vote on two change orders to an agreement between the district and NDC Construction Co. to reduce the guaranteed maximum price of renovations of Braden River Elementary School by $245,115.04, bringing the maximum price to almost $7.217 million.
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.