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Lakewood Ranch Harvest draws 2,000 for Easter Sunday
On an Easter Sunday morning that started off overcast, but ended with sunlight, thousands in East Manatee celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
If you go: Katherine Harris speaking event in Lakewood Ranch
What: Katherine Harris, executive chair of the 2014 Modern Pentathlon, will speak about the upcoming 2014 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Finals.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Manatee County exploring a satellite emergency center in Lakewood Ranch
With another six-month hurricane season beginning June 1, discussions have begun between the Manatee County Public Safety Department and Lakewood Ranch Operations to locate a satellite emergency center at the new maintenance facility.
Manatee docs and nurses are like rock stars at Champions of Healthcare Awards
He wasn't at a concert or a sports event. Instead, he was part of a crowd of 323 at an awards ceremony for Manatee County health care professionals.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
10,000 pounds of food distributed to Bradenton's needy
A man walked up to a table filled with hot dogs under a tent manned by Church Without Limits volunteers.
Mall at University Town Center offers sneak peek for charity
Shoppers will be get a sneak peek at the new Mall at University Town Center the night before it opens -- and help 10 local charities in the process.
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Diabetic teen feels discriminated against
A family wants to change a theater's food policy after it refused to allow a diabetic teenager to bring in food.
Sarasota fertilizer company moves corporate HQ to LWR
Florikan, a Sarasota manufacturer of time-release agricultural fertilizer, is moving its headquarters to Lakewood Ranch as part of a wholesale relocation of the company's operations.
Bicyclist fatality spurs Summerfield Village changes in LWR
Residents of Summerfield Village in Lakewood Ranch and the supervisors who represent them are still expressing sadness and concern following an accident April 4 that killed a bicyclist and injured his wife.
Manatee County commissioners tour Manatee agricultural businesses
The idea was to "take a comprehensive look at Manatee County agriculture," according to Jim Strickland of the Manatee County Property Appraiser's Office and a long-time East Manatee County rancher.
East County-Coast Guard endorses Fort Hamer Bridge
A final environmental impact statement published online last week recommends Manatee County move forward with the design and construction of the Fort Hamer Bridge.
Candidate to fill seat left vacant by Grant's March resignation
A candidate to fill the Community Development District 2 treasurer's position left vacant by the resignation of Kathleen Grant last month is expected to be sworn in at Thursday's board meeting at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines Chorus wins award
The Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines Chorus won the Audience Choice Award in the Show Performance category at the Sweet Adeline Regional Convention and Competition held April 6. The group, which performs four-part a cappella harmony, is directed by Lois Van Beek.
Free kids' meals can help with tight budgets
Family budgets are being stretched with the cost of food that has skyrocketed in the past few months.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Lakewood Ranch Cinemas apologizes after taking supplies from diabetic
When 16-year-old Ryan Symens was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last month, he was forced to trade in candy and cupcakes for bottles of insulin and packages of needles.
McKitrick hits 193rd golf victory
Arlene McKitrick made a goal to win 100 tournaments in 1990, then upped her goal after achieving it in 2000.
Neal to build almost 1,600 homes in 2017
Keying on a housing boom expected to be the biggest since the 1970s, Neal Communities is ramping up homebuilding operations this year.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
MTI to induct 170 students into honor society
Manatee Technical Institute will induct 170 students into the National Technical Honor Society at 7 p.m. April 22 in Cantrell Hall.
Party on with birthdays that have flair part 2
Birthday parties have become social affairs for the little ones, and there is a wealth of choices for organizations that offer great party sites with everything provided.