+ 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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25 Lakewood Ranch Republican Club Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
29 Manatee Forum Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
23 Back to School Splash Bash
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
27 Health & Wellness Expo
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Risen Savior 'Dive in' Vacation Bible School
Children ages 3 through 12 participate in sea creature-themed activities, which Risen Savior Lutheran Church volunteers tie in with a variety of Bible stories during Dive in Vacation Bible School, July 21 through July 25.
Manatee County School District boasts balanced 2013-2014 school year budget, surplus
The Manatee County School District closed the 2013-2014 school year with a balanced budget, and with a surplus of $3 million to $4 million, which it discussed at its meeting July 22.
PHOTO GALLERY: Witty Kids Summer Camp
From June 16 through Aug. 1, Witty Kids Summer Camp, held at Gene Witt Elementary, offers children in grades kindergarten through fifth crafts, games and other activities centered on weekly themes, such as the Wild Wild West.