Monday, May 20, 2013
Watch as hail falls in East Manatee on Monday. That's something you don't see every day in Florida.
Patch's camera was rolling as hail fell shortly after 5 p.m. Monday out in Lakewood Ranch. Now that's something you don't see every day in Florida! Anyone else catch it? Share your photos and videos here by clicking the "Add Photos and Video" button in green. Sign up for the Bradenton Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A resident and a neighbor who came to his aid both suffered superficial stab wounds, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Two men suffered stab wounds during a robbery attempt outside a Lakewood Ranch apartment complex Monday night, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to Lost Creek Apartments, 11160 Lost Creek Ter., around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, where a resident told them he had been followed to his apartment by two men who confronted him in the parking lot and demanded money. When the victim told them he didn't have any money, the two men attempted to take his motorized scooter, deputies said. When he ran, the two men followed him and a struggle ensued, with the victim suffering a superficial stab wound in his hand. A neighbor who heard the commotion and came to the aid of the victim was also stabbed in the thigh. The suspects…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A Lakewood Ranch youth soccer team's recent victory earned the team a trip to a national championship game in Arizona this July.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The 13-year-old had been last seen Saturday night and reported missing Sunday morning.
A 13-year-old Lakewood Ranch boy who deputies say ran away over the weekend has been found, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported Monday. Alan Bailey had last been seen at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 15000 block of Lemon Fish Drive in Lakewood Ranch. He was reported missing the next morning. No further details were made available by the sheriff's office Monday. Sign up for the Bradenton Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported a string of car burglaries in Braden Woods and Summerfield on Friday and Saturday.
Manatee County Sheriff's Office is warning residents in Lakewood Ranch to lock their cars and stow away valuables after a string of car burglaries this weekend. The sheriff's office received calls for multiple overnight burglaries from Friday to Saturday, from about 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., in Braden Woods and Summerfield subdivisions in Lakewood Ranch. Various items including cash and electronics were taken, and most of the cars were left unlocked, according to the sheriff's office.
Friday, March 8, 2013
A Sarasota investor has acquired 14 condominiums, most of them in the Village at Town Park, according to a media report.
Has the real estate market bounced back in Florida? Some recent residential purchases in Lakewood Ranch suggest a new confidence in the market. Pelican Investment Properties of Sarasota is drawing attention for its recent purchase of 14 condos, the majority in the Village at Town Park. The Sarasota Herald Tribune noted the big real estate buy in an article titled "Firm Buys 14 Condos, Cheaply." In an unusual look at one company's real estate buys, reporter Michael Braga wrote: "After spending $326,000 to buy three rental houses, Pelican Investments parted with $1.1 million to buy 14 condos. Eleven of them are in the Village at Town Park development in Lakewood Ranch." The article noted the bargain-basement prices for these condos, which …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The restaurant is due to open at the River Club Plaza in May.
Lakewood Ranch will soon be home to the first Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Manatee County. Texas Roadhouse is scheduled to open at the River Club Plaza in May, according to the restaurant's website. The 2.62-acre pad site is in the shopping center with the new Walmart Supercenter at Interstate 75 and State Route 70. “The development of River Club Plaza is evidence of Manatee County’s growth demands, particularly within the Lakewood Ranch community,” said Garrett Williams, Vice President for SRS Real Estate Partners, which handled the deal for the restaurant chain. “This expanding submarket will greatly benefit from the complimentary mix of retailers such as Walmart Supercenter, Texas Roadhouse, Tire Choice and other national brands …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Fundraising event features a live polo match, lunch and more to raise money for rescued pets.
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Monday, March 4
Nate's Honor Animal Rescue will combine every child's favorite—ponies and pups—at a fundraising event on Saturday. The fourth annual Ponies for Pups polo event returns Saturday, March 9 at the Sarasota Polo Club, 8201 Polo Club Lane, Lakewood Ranch. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year benefitting the non-profit, no-kill shelter, specifically intended to offset costs related to the medical care, rehabilitation and well-being of more than 800 animals taken in annually. Since 2008, the group has rescued more than 2,500 cats and dogs that were abandoned, abused or neglected in the Tampa Bay region. The event features a live polo match and a luncheon provided by Polo Grill, and you can even find a rescued animal waiting to be …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The pizza chain is set to open a location at State Road 70 and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard in Lakewood Ranch.
Westshore Pizza is coming to Lakewood Ranch. The popular Florida-based pizza restaurant is set to open in the Lakewood Walk shopping center, at the corner of State Road 70 and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. Westshore has 28 locations in Florida, mostly in the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas, plus two in Ohio, according to the franchise's website. In Manatee County, Westshore was previously located at 5917 Manatee Ave. West in Bradenton. That location has closed. The new Lakewood Ranch location can be found in the middle of a Publix-anchored shopping center. An employee who was setting up inside the restaurant Thursday said it could be open as early as Friday, Feb. 22. If You Go Westshore Pizza Address: 11161 State Road 70 E., Lakewood Ranch …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Pennsylvania Republican Congressman is the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Pennsylvania Congressman Bill Schuster will speak during a Lakewood Ranch luncheon March 1 as a special guest of our own Congressman Vern Buchanan. The talk is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 1 a the Polo Grill & Bar's Fete Caering & Ballroom, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Reservations are required by emailing LisaR@ManateeChamber.com or calling 941-748-3411. The cost is $20 for Manatee Chamber, Sarasota Chamber and STARTUPS members; $35 for non-members (includes lunch). The event is organized by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and STARTUPS. Shuster is the chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. He represents Pennsylvania's 9 District, which ranges from …