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Lakewood Ranch teens start high-end computer business
Two Lakewood Ranch teenagers found they couldn’t get jobs that fit around their school and their summer schedules.
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Mon Jul 21, 2014
Lakewood Ranch security gate inspection shows room for improvement
Contracted security officers who guard the gates at Balmoral and Legacy Boulevards, the primary entrances into the Country Club West and East communities, do not consistently follow administrative policy, according to operations director Ryan Heise.
Downtown Bradenton leasing more office space
A vacancy climate that gave some of Bradenton's biggest office properties the feel of ghost towns just a few years ago may soon see office lobby directories filling with names again.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Leaders brace for traffic onslaught on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard
Supervisors said Thursday they are growing increasingly concerned about the expected onslaught of traffic on one of their major roads with the opening of a new mall, reconstruction of the interstate and eventual development of the Fort Hamer Bridge to the north.
Golf Plus | Bradenton Christian's Philip Knowles qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Knowles was one of two qualifiers at the local qualifier held at Estero's Old Corkscrew Golf Club in rounds played Monday and Tuesday.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Business briefs: SMR to host job fair in Lakewood Ranch
Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Inc. will hold a job fair from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday at its headquarters at 14400 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch.
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Nominations open for Keep Manatee Beautiful awards
Keep Manatee Beautiful is now accepting nominations for honorees of its 2014 Awards Celebration, which recognizes exceptional volunteer efforts in the beautification of Manatee County.
Fifty-year reunion offers payback07/16/14 When Lakewood Ranch...
Fifty-year reunion offers payback When Lakewood Ranch resident Thomas Newman returned to his alma mater for a 50th reunion, he took home more than memories.
Business briefs: Ker's Winghouse changes hands
Soaring Wings of Bradenton LLC paid more than $658,500 for Ker's Winghouse Bar & Grill on 14th Street West.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Mall at University Town Center leaving sweet and sour taste for local restaurants
The Mall at University Town Center is anticipated to be a boon for at least one mom and pop shop and a bane for some local restaurants.
Pavement being upgraded at Balmoral Gate in Lakewood Ranch
The Balmoral Gate entryway on Balmoral Boulevard is undergoing a paving project.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Fireworks policy proposed for Country Club West in Lakewood Ranch
Although the lighting of fireworks other than certain approved sparklers is illegal in all communities of Lakewood Ranch, incidents reported in the District 6 Country Club West area over the Fourth of July have raised some questions.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Bradenton's Sam Woolf loves the touring life on 'Amercan Idol Live!'
Sam Woolf, of Bradenton, performs at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena during the opening night of "American Idol Live!" tour June 24 in Binghamton, N.Y. Thomas LaBarbera/SPECIAL TO THE HERALD Last year, Sam Woolf asked the owners of MacAllisters in Lakewood Ranch if they'd let him sing there for free.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Florida Department of Education rates East County schools as above...
Elementary and middle school grades released from the Florida Department of Education July 11, showed a 20% increase in school grades the Florida Department of Education released July 11. All schools in East County received A's, with the exception of Imagine Charter at Lakewood Ranch, which received a B rating.
No new taxes, revise spending priorities
In his July 4 letter to the editor, Mr. John Darovec wrote in favor of a "revenue-neutral carbon tax."
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Newcomers Club aims to welcome new Sarasota residents
For the first time in 15 years, Teresa Phillips and Susan Jordan, old friends from Cleveland, happened to run into each other at a Sarasota Newcomers party.
SCAT rolls out new routes, buses and mobile site
Photo by Jessica Salmond. Six SCAT buses will sport a new "island" theme as part of SCAT's new visibility campaign.
VIDEO: Vitale makes splash for cancer07/10/14 ESPN commentator Dick...
Wearing khaki shorts and a polo shirt, Vitale, an ESPN basketball commentator and Lakewood Ranch resident, sat in a chair outside the Lakewood Ranch First Watch as members of the girls Cardinal Mooney basketball team, his grandchildren and others took turns dumping water over him.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Nancys Bar-B-Que expanding near Lakewood Ranch to meet demand for catering
What started out as a small novelty business smoking pork in the backyard for a few clients, family and friends, has now become a fast-growing restaurant and catering business in downtown Sarasota with plans to expand east to Manatee County.