Ladies in the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club celebrated a year of fundraising during their Jan. 10 business meeting, as women presented checks totaling $28,000 to local charities.
Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, SOLVE Maternity Home, Hope Family Services and Meals on Wheels PLUS each were awarded $7,000.
As part of the festivities, members also welcomed guest speaker Paul Blackketter, project manager for Benderson Development and chief operating officer for the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Association.
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20 First Responders Community Day
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
24 Food Fight
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
26 Lakewood Ranch Republican Club Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
27 KidsCreate: Outdoor Pinting for Children
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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PDQ restaurant opens Sunday
The PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) restaurant chain is known for its fresh chicken tenders, sandwiches and salads and homemade sauces and dressings.
Diocese purchases land
The Diocese of Venice has purchased 63 acres of property for a potential church site in Lakewood Ranch.