+ Mary Kay directors earn new wheels
Three independent Mary Kay sales directors earned keys to their very own Mary Kay pink Cadillacs.
GreyHawk Landing resident Ruth Everhart, as well as Orenda Hunniford, of Panther Ridge, and Jenan Wood, of Bradenton, were awarded their new cars during a celebration at the Tropical Cadillac dealership in Bradenton. A party followed at the Pink Studio of Lakewood Ranch.
“It’s so exciting,” said Everhart, who has earned two pink Cadillacs previously. “This is my favorite one of all, because I’m back into an SRX. This one has all sorts of fun bells and whistles. To be rewarded like that is unbelievable.”
+ Carpe diem! Latin students earn honor
Lakewood Ranch High School’s Latin Club took home top honors at a recent competition.
Twenty-two students competed against 11 other high schools in Tampa during the Region VII Latin Forum. The team won third place in Academics, garnering 30 individual awards.
Double first-place winners were Barbara Durden and Vincent Franco. The club’s 10 other first and second-place winners were: Kelsey Armstrong, Rung Chen, Francesca DiMaio, Samantha Hyatt, Annie Joseph, Amanda Kessler, Heather Marchini, Tracy Roberts, Jackson Thomas, and Razan Waliagha.
The Quiz Bowl Team, comprised of students DiMaio, Waliagha, Kaitlyn West and Nicole Williams, took fifth place.
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22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
23 The Bridal EXPO
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
26 LWRBA March Executive Briefing
7:30 am - 9:00 am
16 USF Sarasota-Manatee HospitaBull Evening
2 2nd annual Glow Run
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Arts at the Ranch Fine Art Festival
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch transformed into an art gallery March 15-16, as art enthusiasts came together at the 14th Art at the Ranch Fine Art Festival. Attendees met regional, national and international award-winning artists, and shopped for photographs, paintings, sculptures and other artwork over the weekend.
PHOTO GALLERY: Irish Celtic Festival
East County residents converged for a green, white and orange kind-of day March 15. The Lakewood Ranch Communities Activities Corp. (CAC) hosted its fourth Celtic Irish Festival, for individuals wanting to get in touch with their inner-Irish. Kilts and Irish dancers filled the grounds of the Central Park, as dogs in Irish-themed outfits and their owners, who sported matching attire in most cases, paraded around the venue. The day kicked off with a 5K run, followed by the Lucky Dog Parade and various other entertainment peppered throughout the day.
PHOTO GALLERY: B.D. Gullett Elementary Walk-a-thon
B.D. Gullett Elementary students ran for more than just spending an hour outside of the classroom March 14. The walkers, joggers and runners raised dollars for their school’s technology and other resource needs. Their two-weeks worth of efforts commenced with the schools Walk-a-thon. Incentives for the students to raise as much money as possible, included an Amazon Kindle Fire, bounce house parties for classes, and the grand prize — watching school faculty members ride around on scooters, with dyed hair.