Local arborist and Summerfield resident Tammy Kovar successfully completed a 585-mile bicycle ride through Oregon to raise funds for tree research.
Kovar participated Aug. 5 through Aug. 11 in the Tour des Trees, hosted by the Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund, an organization committed to support sustainable communities and environmental stewardship by funding research, scholarships and education programs pertaining to the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry.
“It was a life experience,” she said. “I checked off one of my bucket-list items.”
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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
PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River at Lakewood Ranch
The Braden River High football team defeated district rival Lakewood Ranch 21-6 Sept. 19. With the win, the Pirates improved to 4-0 for the first time in school history while beating the Mustangs for the first time since 2009.
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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.