8 hrs ago
East County-Fdot expedites I-75 interchange project
FDOT will try to raise $60 million for the interchange if the two counties pass a formal resolution committing to a wider project that would include improvements to nearby roads.
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13 hrs ago
Vin's People: Scholastic dance showcase at Neel Performing Arts Center
If you want to see Manatee County's impressive scholastic dance team talent, come out to the State College of Florida for the sixth annual, "Yes, We Can DANCE" showcase.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
This weekend's best bets: March 7-9
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. March 7 featuring live music by Soul R Coaster.
East County-Sheriff's office takes ownership of seized animals
The sheriff's office seized more than 300 dogs, cats, horses, pigs and other animals Feb. 5 from Napier's, located at 20010 State Road 64 E, due to poor health conditions.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Neal buys into Inlets for $3.36 million
The Lakewood Ranch-based developer inked a $3.36 million purchase agreement Feb. 18 for 42 lots in the venerable riverfront development, according to Manatee County records.
East County-Breaking: Officials traveling to Tallahassee Thursday to tal
Manatee and Sarasota County officials will travel to Tallahassee Thursday morning to meet with developers and the Florida Department of Education to discuss traffic at University Parkway and Interstate 75. Vanessa Baugh, Manatee County district 5 commissioner, announced at a meeting Wednesday night at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall that she will be one ... (more)
Superintendent hosts "Soup with the Supe"03/05/14 Rick Mills, Manatee ...
Rick Mills, Manatee County School District superintendent, held a "Soup with the Supe," event Wednesday at the Ranch Grill in Lakewood Ranch, where members of the community enjoyed a free lunch and learned about the latest district happenings.
Broker's quarterly report a touchstone for local commercial market
Real estate trend numbers can get pretty geeky, especially in commercial real estate.
East County-Structural problems lead to gate repairs
Residents and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club soon will face traffic delays as Lakewood Rach Town Hall makes repairs to community's main gatehouse.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
School District hosts community engagement forum tonight in Lakewood Ranch
The Manatee County School district is hosting a community engagement forum today for School Advisory Council chairs and representatives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.at the Lakewood Ranch High School media center.
Bradenton Hearing Tech Expo expands in third year
The third annual Hearing Tech Expo on March 8 at the Manatee Technical Institute will be a gadget lover's delight with vendor displays of items like pocket talkers, bed-shaker alarm clocks, remote doorbell alerts, train-your-brain listening programs, telephones that display conversations in text, and caption glasses for going to the movies.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Restaurant Review: Roast Restaurant & Bar in Downtown Sarasota
Hallelujah! A restaurant worthy of the fine old building adjacent to the Sarasota Opera House downtown has finally arrived after a years-long string of disappointments.
Christopher Iacobelli Joins RE/MAX Platinum Realty
Realtor Christopher Iacobelli, a multimillion-dollar producer, has joined RE/MAX Platinum Realty in the Lakewood Ranch office.
Foodologist: Deb Lynch of Jackalope Meadows
In just a few short years, Jackalope Meadows' Deb Lynch, above, has grown her yogurt-making hobby into a cottage industry.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
100-Mile Club shines in Take Stock's record Lakewood Ranch race
When you're a veteran runner like Alex Kreiling, and the watch you've been using as a pacer dies in the middle of a 10K race, you just soldier on.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Horses rescued after East Manatee raid no longer 'forgotten'
The 17 horses were seized by law enforcement last month as part of an investigation into charges of animal cruelty and fraud at Napier's Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary in East Manatee.
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Community Spotlight: Harvest UMC Donates $17,227 to Stop Hunger Now
LAKEWOOD RANCH Harvest United Methodist Church will donate $17,227 half of its 2013 Christmas Eve offering to Stop Hunger Now on Sunday, Feb. 23 at an interactive meal packaging party at the church.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Bradenton's new church to call Manatee YMCA home beginning March 23
The next one is scheduled 10:30 a.m., March 9 for the Palma Sola Botanical Gardens, 9800 17th Ave. NW.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Dick Vitale finds a new hangout spot in Lakewood Ranch
When The Broken Egg closed last fall, Dick Vitale, a regular and then some, had to find another place to read a stack of newspapers and sip a cup of decaf.