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East County Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2018 1 year ago

Time for celebration in Tara

She goes the extra yard in Lakewood Ranch
by: Pam Eubanks Senior Editor
Joseph and Gloria Mazza. Photo by Pam Eubanks.

Celebration time

Tara Golf and Country Club's Joseph and Gloria Mazza celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Sept. 15 surrounded by their children and friends at Tara Golf and Country Club's annual San Gennaro Festival.

"I thought it would be nice for us," Gloria Mazza said. "It was so nice we could all get together."

The couple's three children — Chris Culp (East County), Sharon Valavicius (Alabama) and Joseph Mazza (Orlando) were in town for the occasion.


She goes the extra yard

Lakewood Ranch's Laurel Nanney, a Braden River Elementary parent, spent the morning of Sept. 14 working in the yard of her son's

Laurel Nanney. Photo by Amelia Hanks.


"We're planting succulents in buckets to beautify the portables," said Nanney, a Master Gardener whose son, Cole Nanney, is a fifth-grader. 

Nanney (above) said the reason she puts so much time into fixing up the landscape of the school is the reaction that it gets from people.

"I love doing this. It makes parents and children proud of their school," Nanney said. 

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