The cast was there. The audience was there. And so was a curious squirrel. Just as the curtain was about to go up on the Manatee Players’ production of “Hello, Dolly!” Sept. 27, a squirrel shorted out the electrical
connections to the air-conditioning at the Riverfront Theater.
But despite the heat, the show did go on. And although the onstage temperature topped 100 degrees with the lighting, the show proceeded almost as usual.
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East County high schools excel in graduation rates, school grades
Two East County high schools received "A" grades and had high graduation rates in the 2013-2014 school year, a Florida Department of Education report shows.
PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River Middle Snowcoming Dance
Sixth- through eighth-grade students put on their formal gowns and suits for the Snowcoming Dance, Dec. 18, in Braden River Middle School's cafeteria.