+ Mom named ‘Rookie of the Year’
Paula Lohnes, of GreyHawk Landing, recently earned the coveted “Rookie of the Year” award with national health-benefits company AmeriPlan.
The award, which thousands of new representatives seek, came with a $3,000 prize.
Over the past six months, Lohnes has built a successful business and earned the level of regional sales director while working from home.
AmeriPlan provides individuals, families and businesses across the United States affordable medical, dental, vision, prescription and chiropractic benefits.
+ Ranch resident collecting food
The Food Bank of Manatee is in need of donations, and Lakewood Ranch resident Don O’Leary is stepping in to help.
O’Leary will be collecting donations from residents of Edgewater and the Lakewood Ranch County Club (Community Development Districts 2 and 5) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.
Individuals should place bags of non-perishable food items they wish to donate in bags at the end of their driveways.
Individuals also wishing to make cash or credit-card contributions should contact O’Leary at 907-1227.
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9 Early Fall Gently Used Book Sale
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 Women's Council of Realtors Fashion Show
27 Health & Wellness Expo
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
27 Health & Wellness Expo-LWR
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Jen's MarketPlace farmer's market
Aug. 30, after a three-year hiatus the Lakewood Ranch farmer's market returned to Main Street, with about 22 vendors and a new name — Jen's MarketPlace.
PHOTO GALLERY: Operation Pet Rescue
Animal lovers converged Aug. 30 on Lakewood Ranch Main Street for Operation Pet Rescue. Participants visited booths run by the Humane Society of Lakewood Ranch volunteers, for stamps. Proceeds from the raffle benefited the East County rescue.
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