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www.aroundtheranch.com The Community Newspaper of Lakewood Ranch august 5, 2009
Photo by Ernie Soller
Village Bikes — get
ﬁtted for your ride!
By ernie Soller
Greenbrook resident Heather Goll-
nick is a unique athlete. This mom of
three is a professional triathlete, with
several international victories to her
credit. There is even a signature edi-
tion pink triathlon bike being market- HOOK, LINE AND SINKER — On July 1, Main Street at Lakewood Ranch welcomed Capt. Keith Colburn of the ﬁshing vessel Wizard, as seen on
ed by Quintana Roo, modeled after Discovery Channel’s hit show “The Deadliest Catch.” Colburn was in the area as part of the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival. Proceeds
Heather’scamouﬂagepink”Heathana- from the reception with Colburn beneﬁtted the Suncoast Foundation for the Handicapped. Photo by Leah Blair
tor” competition bike. The mainte-
nance of her prized event bike, how-
ever, is taken care of by the experts at
Village Bikes, one of her local spon-
Lakewood Ranch Community Fund seeks
sors, at their Lake Osprey Plaza loca-
tion, just south of University Boule-
nominees for Humanitarian Award
vard and east of I-75. By Stella Olinger
Owner Ed Levins purchased an
older, small bike shop in Sarasota six The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund to humanitarian ideals that have perpetuat-
years ago. Levins had been into com- is accepting nominations for the ﬁfth annu- ed the high ethical, moral, and profession-
petitive cycling for years, and was al C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the al standards that epitomize his life.
approached about buying the shop Year Award, which will be presented at a The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund
by one of its employees, who hoped reception Oct. 16. willhonoranindividual,orindividuals,who
that Levins, with his background in The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund has made outstanding, sustained, and un-
the sport, could keep the store going Dick and Lorraine Vitale, the 2008 recipients of the established this prestigious award in recog- selﬁsh contributions to community enrich-
and possibly improve on what the C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award. nition of John Clarke’s lifelong dedication mentandwhosecommitmentanddedication
viLLage BikeS TO 3 Photo by Ernie Soller humaNiTaRiaN TO 3
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village bikes from 1 ing East Manatee area, and his Lakewood Ranch store be- According to Village Bikes manager Chris McNally,
previous owner had done with the place. One of Levins’ came a mecca not only for cycling enthusiasts and pro- one of the main reasons that potential riders should go to
ﬁrst moves upon buying the old bike shop was to change fessionals like Heather, but also for those of us who ride a store like Village Bikes is that the staff of Village Bikes
the layout, as to how the various bike models were dis- shorter distances and occasionally need a bike tune-up will actually ﬁt the bike to the buyer, kind of like getting
played. He noticed that the previous owner had put all of or a new, cushier saddle. Speaking of accessories, Vil- properly ﬁtted in a new pair of shoes. By doing this pro-
the high-end (and high cost) racing and mountain bikes lage Bikes carries lots of accessories, from car carriers for cedure, Village Bikes assures their customers that the
in the front of the store, and the lower cost models in the transporting your bike, to specialized foot gear for rid- bikes they purchase from Village will give years of rid-
rear. Levins felt that by doing this, the previous owner ing, to small but necessary items like holders for the wa- ing pleasure instead of being relegated to gathering dust
had discouraged those people who were in the market ter bottles which are a mandatory part of riding in Flor- at the back of the garage.
for a moderate to lower cost bike. Levins changed the ida in the summer. Whether you purchase an entry level “comfort bike”
ﬂoor layout, and more people came in and bought his Village Bikes has become a sponsor and partner in or a carbon ﬁber exotic, Village Bikes has the staff to
comfort and touring bikes. As he put it, the experienced many cycling clubs and events in our area. They recent- maintain your ride. Today, even low-cost bikes are
riders who were looking for high-tech specialized bikes ly were one of the main sponsors of the “Tour de Ranch” much more complicated on average than the bikes of
already knew what they wanted and where to get their charity ride event here in Lakewood Ranch, providing a just a few years ago. The “two wheeler” with coaster
equipment. The people who were casual riders or who tent equipped with bike repair tools and staffed by Vil- brakes and a single gear has been almost entirely re-
just wanted a bike to ride around town for the purpose lage Bikes personnel, who were available to make adjust- placed by bikes with multiple gears and more efficient
of getting in better shape could walk into Village Bikes ments to participants’ bikes on-site. braking systems, and, like any more complicated piece
and ﬁnd what they were looking for in a quality piece of Not long ago, our younger son purchased a special light- of machinery, today’s bikes need attention from people
equipment. weight triathlon bike in order to train for competition. who know what they’re doing when it comes to adjust-
Soon, with the success of his Sarasota store in hand, Dad thought that it would be cool to try riding this two- ments or repairs.
Levins decided, like other merchants, to locate in the new, wheeled carbon ﬁber hot-rod. Bad move – I couldn’t get So, whether you are buying a tricycle for your grand-
rapidly expanding community of Lakewood Ranch. up on the thing! The problem was that our son has legs daughter, or a bike to tour the countryside on, or you‘re
By locating his second store in Lake Osprey Plaza, that are considerably longer that those of the “old man.” training for a competitive event, take a ride on over to
Levins made a move to capture the market in the grow- The bike just didn’t ﬁt me! Village Bikes.
New life for Villages of Lakewood Ranch South
humanitarian from 1
exemplify the ideal of ser- ed to serve charitable in-
vice to the community. terests in the region. The
Nominees will be select- donations support a wide Facing possible demise after a June vote by the Sarasota effort since its inception. This includes the initial plan-
ed based on the qualities of range of programs that en- County Commission, the 5,500-acre Villages of Lakewood ning costs of about $250,000, dating back to the time be-
exemplary leadership, vi- hance life within the com- Ranch South got a new lease on life last month. fore adoption of the Sarasota 2050 Plan in 2002, and the
sion, integrity, compassion, munity, including educa- A decision in June saw commissioners OK only three test site costs of $250,000 during 2003 during which SMR
cooperation, and generosi- tional, youth, sports and out of the ﬁve amendments to the county’s comprehen- worked in cooperation with the county and their consul-
ty of time and talent. They recreation, elderly, health, sive land-use plan – amendments sought by Schroeder- tant to develop the implementing regulations for 2050.
should live, work or actively environmental,libraries,arts Manatee Ranch (SMR) and touted as vital to the progres- “SMR is excited about the prospect of implementing
participate in the life of the and cultural groups. sion of the project. its vision for a village that will be truly unique in this re-
Lakewood Ranch commu- Nomination forms are Commissioner Carolyn Mason, the “no” vote on the gion and perhaps all of Florida and beyond,” said Todd J.
nity. Past recipients include available and may be down- two amendments that initially failed, asked for a chance Pokrywa, vice president of planning for SMR. “There is
John Clarke, Don O’Leary, loaded from the Lakewood for another vote on the reduction in width of a greenway an opportunity to add another dimension and a diversi-
Pat Neal, and Lorraine and Ranch Community Fund buffer bordering Gum Slough from 550 feet to 200 feet ty of residential product types to the successful master
Dick Vitale. Web site (www.LWRFund. and the elimination of a greenbelt buffer along the prop- planned community of Lakewood Ranch, with a walkable
Foundedin2000,theLake- org). All nominations must erty’s southern boundary. urban village developed amongst seven lakes, the largest
wood Ranch Community be received by 5 p.m. Sept. At the July meeting, the commission reversed the previ- being a mile wide and half a mile across. There are still
Fund was established as an 10, and mailed to Lakewood ous vote, approving all ﬁve of the amendments and voting hurdles to jump before crossing the ﬁnish line but we are
advised fund of the Mana- RanchCommunityFund,c/o to transmit the results to the Florida Department of Com- heading in the right direction.”
tee Community Foundation Manatee Community Foun- munity Affairs, the state’s growth management agency,
to serve the people and in- dation, 3103 Manatee Ave. where they will be reviewed by state planners and either
terests of Lakewood Ranch W.,Bradenton,FL 34205.For accepted or commented upon. In a matter of months, the
and East Manatee County further information, contact changes will come back before the county commission-
and to ensure that donor- MarilynHowardatmarily@ ers for a ﬁnal vote. In addition to those hurdles, the Vil-
allocated funds be direct- manateecf.org. lages project, as it progresses, will also be subject to var-
ious votes regarding zoning, etc.
The Villages will be the ﬁrst development to test the wa-
ters of the Sarasota 2050 plan, which proscribes growth in
eastern Sarasota County through the middle of the centu-
ry. The ﬁrst phase of the Villages could be started in 2012,
with a possible 25-year build out, depending on market
conditions. It would eventually encompass 5,500 homes,
300,000 square feet of office and commercial space, and
90,000 square feet of neighborhood retail space. The land
is SMR’s southeastern property, located between Univer-
sity Parkway and Fruitville Road, east of I-75.
The Villages process has been a long and costly one
– SMR has spent approximately $1.9 million on the 2050
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Brown bag it for Red Cross Animal rescue is in need
If you and your company could help peo-
of dog food donations
ple recover after their home burned down, Napier’sLogCabinHorse&AnimalSanc-
would you? What if all you had to do was tuary, Inc. opened its doors four years ago
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easy. But that is the point…it can be easy nity’s support has been wonderful and the
to help those in need. Sanctuary continues to grow and provide
TheAmericanRedCrossManateeCounty homes and ﬁnd new permanent homes for
Chapter is having a “Brown Bag It for Red be helping families affected by disaster in more and more animals in the community
Cross” week, and they’re asking companies Manatee and Hardee counties. and surrounding areas.
and their employees to participate. It only takes one day. The Red Cross will With the increase in animal surrenders
For the week of Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, Red give companies the supplies for the entire due to the bad economy, the Sanctuary
Cross will supply companies with large week, but they’re only asking for everyone is in need of dog food donations to help corporation that provides loving adoptive
brown bags. They’ll also provide ﬂyers and to participate for at least one day that week. feed the animals residing at the Sanctu- homes or permanent homes to needy ani-
poster to hang in company break rooms. It’s easy – it may only be $3 or $5 or $10 dol- ary until they are adopted. Bags of food mals. Visit www.NapierFamilyFarm.com
All the Red Cross needs is for companies lars a person, but it can mean the difference can be dropped off at the following loca- or call 941-750-8185. A full 100 percent of
to ask their employees to pack a lunch one to a family whose groceries were burned in tions: The Sanctuary, 20010 S.R. 64, 34212 donations go to caring for the animals and
day that they might have gone to a restau- a kitchen ﬁre, or clothes for a child whose (leave at the front gate), 941-750-8185; Trac- are tax deductible as allowed by law. Cash
rant, and to donate the money saved to bedroom was destroyed by a falling tree tor Supply Company, 4404 S.R. 64, 941- donations, or WalMart and Tractor Sup-
the American Red Cross Manatee Coun- limb during a storm. 748-2157; Sherrie’s Furniture & Applianc- ply Company gift cards may be mailed to:
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Some employers will choose to order piz- brown bag delivered so that your compa- 502 36th St. W., 941-748-7833; and Braden- Bradenton, FL. 34212; credit card donations
za one day and ask each employee to chip ny can “Brown Bag It for Red Cross” the ton Small Animal Hospital, 1324 17th Ave. may be made on the link on the Web site or
in $5 to the Red Cross bag. Other employ- week of Aug. 31! Contact Tracy Vanderneck W., 941-746-2252. cash donations may be made at any Bank
ers will match the amount their employees at 941-792.8686, Ext. 1116 or e-mail vander- Napier’sLogCabinHorse&AnimalSanc- of America in care of the Horse & Animal
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August Government Meetings
By Stella Olinger, Columnist
Please note that all meetings will be held at Town Hall unless otherwise specified.
7 p.m. SRVA Safety Meeting 751-3408
10 a.m. CDD 4 Financial Meeting 907-0202
Just had a birthday; another MileStone. I’m mentoes, photos, and other personal trea- August 6 August 20
still on the path, but don’t know where it’s go- sures are lost. It is heartache and a grand 3 p.m. CEVA Restriction Revisions Meeting 8:30 a.m. District Board Meetings 907-0202
ing or what will happen along the way. So far headache, but he is safe and is moving for- 907-0202 3 p.m. CEVA Safety Meeting
the journey has more pluses than minuses – ward. And he is accepting invitations to home 6 p.m. CDD4 Budget Workshop 907-0202 907-6999 or 907-1227
44 years of marriage to a great guy, two stand- cooked dinners!
up independent sons (one with whom I share My buddy DavidMarchione of Lakewood August 10 August 24
a birthday and who is married to a wonder- Ranch AAA on State Road 70, a licensed in- 2 p.m. SRVA Restriction Revisions Meeting 10 a.m. CEVA Budget/Finance
ful gal, the other one still testing the waters), surance agent since 1993, thoughtfully shared 907-0202 Committee Meeting 907-4770
a bright and beautiful grandson, my 97-year- the following with me (timely advice): “Quick- 2 p.m. Country Club Modifications Meeting 2 p.m. Country Club Modifica-
old mom who gloriously holds her own, and ly name a product that you must have, pro- 907-0202 tions Meeting 907-0202
great friends from coast-to-coast. Lucky me; gressively pay more for each year, and pray 5:30 p.m. Hollow Board of
my2003birthdaypresentwasafantastichouse that you never have to use?” Give up? Try ho- August 11 Directors Meeting 752-4812
in Lakewood Ranch: the answer to a dream meowner’s insurance. The Florida homeown- 5 p.m. Mizner Reserve Neighborhood 7 p.m. GBVA Safety Committee
to escape cold, dreary climates and to live in er’s insurance market, Marchione said, seems Meeting 373-1848 Meeting 751-0949
Southwest Florida surrounded by palms, blue to change as frequently as the lunar tides: the
skies, and eternally green landscape. What I’d cyclical dance of a soft market (cheaper and August 12 August 25
hoped for in this, our 13th move, was to live in easier to acquire) waltzes into a hard market 1:45 p.m. Miramar Annual Meeting 359-1134 1 p.m. CEVA Board Meeting 907-0202
a nice place; what I found has been the most (pricier and more restrictive) and then back 7 p.m. Greenbrook Walk Board Meeting
impressive, comfortable small town I ever again, dictated by the delicate inﬂuences of August 18 758-9454
could have imagined. Lakewood Ranch truly loss ratios, legislation, and market variances. 9 a.m. IDA Financial Meeting 907-0202
became home within a short period of time. Florida is, by default, the nation’s playground 12 p.m. CDD 2 & 5 Financial Meeting August 27
We’ve been welcomed into many aspects of for furious hurricanes, lightening strikes, and 907-0202 6 p.m. GBVA Board Meeting 907-0202
this town, been offered many opportunities ﬂash ﬂoods; statistical predictability in any 3:30 p.m. CDD 1 Financial Meeting 907-0202
to share our bag of tricks that have accumu- give year is a fruitless endeavor. The trusted 4 p.m. CEVA Board Workshop 907-0202
lated over these many years, feel as if we’ve advise from your licensed insurance agent 7 p.m. Glades Neighborhood Meeting *Meeting dates and times are subject to change
made a few contributions, and garnered great (your personal risk manager) is a must-have, 751-3408
friends all along the way. Who ever expect- as is their integrity, approachability, and un-
ed to ﬁnd the memory and illusion of small- paralleled professionalism. Get to know your
town America in this modern, growing de-
velopment? Lucky me!!
The great thing about a small town is that
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Service Clubs and
you constantly run into people in all the lit-
tle corners. I had the good fortune to run into
Manatee County Fireman Chris Galbraith
In short, work collaboratively with your agent
to become insurance-educated and always
ask questions. “The time to realize your own
at a community event. While we chatted, he policy’s deﬁciencies or gaps is not after the (The membership policies of the national service club are determined by each organization.
told me I looked familiar. His ﬁre department winds of a Cat 3 subside or the smoke from Visitors are welcome.)
T-shirt got me thinking: was he – could he be a structure ﬁre dissipates. It is much too late
– one of the ﬁremen/EMTs who responded then, my friends, Marchione said. “Be safe, Business Network International (BNI) 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Holiday Inn at LWR
to the 911 when my husband had his heart at- be smart, be prepared.” Mike Miele, 941-773-3916 Lunch free for ﬁrst meeting,
tack? I had always hoped to ﬁnd these guys Congratulations to Vanessa and Don Ernesto Fernandez,
who responded so quickly on a Sunday morn- Baugh on the birth of their eighth grand- Kiwanis of Lakewood Ranch, 941-923-0283 for reservations
ing, who calmly and professionally took con- child, Caylee Rayann Price, born June 16 Julie Aranibar, 941-705-1010,
trol of what could have been a deadly situa- in Virginia Beach to their daughter Kim – on firstname.lastname@example.org, The Breakfast Club
tion, put me at ease, and took my husband’s Kim’s birthday! Vanessa and Don are enjoy- call or e-mail for meeting times Jeannine Kubiak, 941-400-4767,
life in their hands. And here was Chris Gal- ing the summer visit from their No. 1 grand- jeanninek@landmarkbankﬂ.com
braith saying “yes,” he remembered the call child Trey Weckbacher, who’s been seen all Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Meets 8 a.m. Thursdays at First
and the seriousness of my husband’s condi- over Lakewood Ranch with them. 941-807-0909, www.lwrba.org, Watch at Lakewood Ranch
tion. As the tears welled up in my eyes, he June 23 found Mike and PattStaley stand- or email@example.com
gave me a big hug, and told me, “I was just ing on a jetty in Symi, Greece, on the Medi- The Exchange Club of Manasota East
doing my job.” What a moment! At last I had terranean Sea. They had sailed in from Mar- LWR Professional Women’s Bill MacArthur, 941-726-4562,
the opportunity to say “Thank You” and put maris, Turkey for their daughter Jennifer’s Networking Group BMacarthur@aol.com
a name with a real hero who lives among us. wedding to P. Marcus Ingemansson. Sur- Peggy Willrodt, 941-545-1264, Meets 8 a.m. each Wednesday
Thank you Chris; stay safe. rounded by both families, the ceremony was www.LRPWNG.com at River Club Restaurant
One problem with having friends is that officiated by the Mayor of Symi. The sunset Meets every Wednesday at
when they hurt, you hurt. Our hearts go out was soft when the new couple walked through River Club restaurant The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch
to dear friend Stuart Roth who lost every- the streets of Symi, following a little Greek $11 cost includes lunch. RSVP Barbara Jones, President, 941-365-4617
thing in his house when it was struck by light- gentleman who played an accordion announc- by Tuesday p.m. Meets Thursday, 12 p.m., Lakewood
ning. Stuart was returning home and found ing to all the restaurant patrons and boat trav- Ranch Golf and Country Club,
numerous ﬁre trucks and all his neighbors elers that the wedding party was coming. It Lakewood Ranch Business Club www.lakewoodranch-rotary.com
standing out in the rain. He quickly learned was a magical event! A belated wedding re- Chris Robertson
it was his house that was the center of atten- ception was held July 25 at Town Hall (fol- Info@LakewoodRanchBusinessClub.com The Veterans of Foreign Wars Lake-
tion. Lightening struck his roof, set the attic lowing a similar one held in Sweden by the wood Ranch/East Manatee Chapter
on ﬁre, and quickly burned through the cen- groom’s family). At the end of the summer the Marketing Strategies for Entrepre- Stephen F. Schlueter, 941-447-5362 or
ter of the house. Insurance is taking care of happy couple will return to Abu Dhabi and neurs: GKIC Southwest Florida Chapter Steve@affprod.com
things and the house will be rebuilt, but me- MILESTONES TO 14 Monthly lunch meetings from
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community worship directory
Bayside Community Church Church of Hope Evangel Baptist Church Harvest United Risen Savior Lutheran Temple Emanu-El
755-8600 941-923-1592 708-6636 Methodist Church (WELS) 747-5564 371-2788
baysidecommunity.org churchofhope.com evangelbaptistchurch.com 907-7333, harvest-umc.org rsavior.com tmplemanuel @hotmail.com,
Meets at Freedom NE off Fruitville Road, Exit 210, 3605 Lorraine Rd. 14305 Covenant Way 6150 SR 70 East. Meets templeemanuelsarasota.org
Elementary School. Wednesdays - 7 pm; 1/4 mile north of University at McNeal Elementary 151 South McIntosh Road, Sarasota
Saturdays at 6 pm / Everlasting Faith Fellowship Parkway on Lorraine Road
Braden River Sundays 9 and 11 am Meets at Lakewood Sarasota Baptist Whitﬁeld Christian Church
United Methodist Church Ranch Town Hall, Living Lord 922-1449, sarasotabaptist.com 753-7128
745-1663 Church on the Ranch Sunday worship 10:30 a.m. Lutheran Church University Parkway whitﬁeldcc@yahoo.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Meets at Willis Bible Study every Wed. 753-9365, livinglordﬂ.org at the southeast whitﬁeldpastor@yahoo.com
5858 44th Ave. E., Bradenton, FL Elementary School at Town Hall 7 p.m. 11120 SR 70 East corner of Deer Drive 3530 Whitﬁeld Avenue
Sunday 10 a.m. 14705 information call (1 mile East of 301)
Chabad Lubavitch The Masters Ave., 941-870-3994 Our Lady of the St. Mary Magdalene
of Bradenton off of Lorraine Rd. 941-727-2749 or www.effchurch.org Angels Catholic Church Episcopal Woodland Baptist
758-2799 752-6770 , 12905 SR 70 751-5048 753-8588
email@example.com Cornerstone of Faith Christian Church East, one mile east of stmarymagdalene.net woodlandministeries.com
Lakewood Ranch, PCA 746-5711, www.faith- Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. 11315 Palmbrush Trail, SR 70, 1 mile east of I-75.
Christ Presbyterian 907-3939 christianchurch.com, SW corner of
727-1833 cornerstoneoﬂakewoodranch.org firstname.lastname@example.org Peace Presbyterian Lakewood Ranch Word of Christ
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approximately 1/2 mile and Lorraine Road. Meets at MCC in Sonrise Church Now meeting at
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of SR 64 and Eastside Church of Christ Christian Retreat Meets at Haile Middle School. 6615 Greenbrook Blvd East
Lakewood Ranch “Restoring New 746-2882, christianretreat.org Religious Society of Friends Bradenton, FL 34202
Boulevard Testament Christianity” 1200 Glory Way Blvd (Quakers) 941-358-5759 Temple Beth Sholom 941 746-7214
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By this time, there are few of us here in the Budweiser tent, and if you preferred
Lakewood Ranch who don’t know that John a glass of wine, it was cheerfully provid-
Breiner of Ed’s Tavern likes a good time. ed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Bra-
Not only does John like a good time, but he denton post, along with their ladies, who
likes to share good times with his friends – also sold poppies to help fund their activ-
sometimes a whole town full of them. On ities to beneﬁt veterans. Music? Of course
June 27, John got together with the Ron- there was music, by the Rum Runners band.
neys of MacAllisters and their forces, and Many of the Main Street stores were open,
his own Ed’s Tavern crew, to put on a bar- and several also had sidewalk tables set up
becue cookoff for, well, the whole town. along the street.
Other Main Street restaurants joined Since this was billed as a cookoff, there
in the party, too, and provided the crowd was a table at which barbeque lovers could
of folks who ventured forth on this beau- vote for their favorite fare. The winner? Ed’s
tiful June evening with lots of choices in Tavern’s pulled pork.
Fun for a Summer’s Night food and drinks. While Ed’s Tavern plied
the taste buds of their faithful with pulled
pork sandwiches, and MacAllisters brought
Since it was also John Breiner’s birthday
(We won’t give away his age.) John’s wife,
Jackie, and his family hired Lyndsy Mc-
forth beef tenderloin with a mango bar- Donald, of Pastries by Design, to come up
beque sauce, chef Tommy Klauber of the with an unforgettable cake for John. Her
Polo Grill served up some heavy and tender creation featured a large roulette wheel,
ribs, the Astoria restaurant offered Russian above a palm-lined beach on which sat a
meatballs, and grilled osetra (a ﬁsh akin to guy relaxing in a chair with a tub of beer on
sturgeon). Not to forget dessert, the Par- one side and a bottle of high-grade tequi-
is Bistrot cooked up crepes, and the new la on the other. Those of us who attended
Big Olaf Creamery served up ice cream. are already looking forward to next year’s
There was plenty of beer to go around at event. What a party!
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clubs and organizations
ART CLUB If interested contact Val McDaniel at ings at the LWR Town Hall the third Tues- MAH JONGG QUEENS
The Art Club paints together twice a 941-739-7107 or by e-mail at valen3000@ day of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There This group of Lakewood Ranch residents
week at Town Hall every Monday and Fri- aol.com. are no dues, just a desire to meet others who has been playing Mah Jongg together for
day from noon – 4 p.m. Twice a month we share the same interests. Members were en- over ﬁve years. All members play competi-
have well-known teachers offer classes or DUPLICATE BRIDGE couraged to bring others to the next meet- tive Mah Jongg and meet on Fridays week-
workshop instruction. If you are interest- The Duplicate Bridge group meets ev- ing. Check out our Web page on the Digital ly at 12:45 – 4:00 pm at Lakewood Ranch
ed in joining this group just bring your art ery other Sunday evening at 6:45 p.m. at Village (Circolo degli Amici, Italian Amer- Town Hall.
supplies (watercolors preferred), or call for the Town Hall. We need players who en- ican Club of LWR) for calendar, upcoming For information about this group, please
additional information by contacting Don- joy a good game of duplicate bridge. If in- events, photos and more. Contact Stella La- call Glenda Robertson at 907-8990 or e-mail
na McIntyre at 941-907-9061, e-mail mcin- terested, please call either Jim Stroup at Salvia Olinger for details and to share in- firstname.lastname@example.org.
email@example.com. 941-758-8953 or Ken Duronio at 941-907- formation: firstname.lastname@example.org or
0748 for details. call 941-907-3437. MEDITATION CLUB
BILLIARDS CLUB Please join this group of wonderful wom-
For an evening of extreme fun and cama- EXERCISE GROUP LADIES DEVOTIONAL HOUR en who openly share their hearts with one
raderie, please join us on Tuesday nights at Our exercise groups are meeting in roomThe group will return for its seventh sea- another at LWR Town Hall every Thurs-
7 p.m. at Livingston’s in Sarasota. If you’d 232 during the summer because of all the
son Sept. 3 at Town Hall. day, 7 - 9 p.m., and a sunset meditation ev-
like a preview, just check out our pho- youth activities taking place at the Wood-
On Aug. 14 and 15, Carol Tumey, Verdell ery third Sunday, 6 - 9 p.m.
tos on our Digital Village Web site: Go to land Baptist Church, located on State Road
Van Bergen, Shirley Surowiec, and Irene Meditation is very simple but yet it re-
www.lwrdv.com; click on “Amenities and 70 at Braden Run. We have two groups, one
Spranger will attend the Women of Faith quires time, energy, and discipline. We
Activities”; click on “Clubs and Organiza- at 7:30 a.m. and a second at 9 a.m. We do
Conference in Tampa, and experience a re- are all human beings with human minds.
tions”; click on “Games and Leisure”; click low impact aerobics on Mondays, Wednes-
laxing summer retreat. We hope all the la- The human mind can be so busy and scat-
on “Billiards.” days and Fridays and use various videos
dies are enjoying their summer, and plan to tered much of the time. Meditation is tak-
Players of all skill levels from beginner by Kathy Smith, Joan Lunden, Jane Fonda,
return next month for refreshments, mu- ing the time to leave the busy mind of rac-
to pro show up to shoot against each other Good Housekeeping, or you may bring your
sic, and our new study led by Carol Lefe- ing thoughts and return to the simplicity
for fun. The year-end tournament will of- own. Everyone is welcome and there is no
bvre. Many long-lasting friendships have and clarity of the here and now.
fer trophies for those with more of a com- charge. Come and join us for fun and rec-
been made in this group, but we are al- In meditation we allow ourselves to slow
petitive spirit. We have players that are just reation. If you have questions, please con-
ways looking for new ladies to join us each down and observe the activity of the mind.
starting out, players that have been playing tact Nancy Gonzalez, 941-727-5817, or San-
Thursday. We have friends from all faiths So many of the things we often worry about
since they were old enough to hold a stick, dy Oetjen, 941-727-0762. and ages attending weekly. Please mark oftenpassawayinminutes.Themorepeace-
and everything in between. There are play- your calendar for 9:45 a.m. Sept. 3 at Town ful and centered we become as individu-
ing tips shared amongst the members of LWR GENEALOGY Hall. More information, call Carol Tumey als, the more we are able to stay ground-
the group, as well as guest speakers sched- Will not meet again until November 941-727-3789, or e-mail Shirley Surowiec ed for our daily interactions at work, with
uled to attend. It’s a great evening out, with 2009. at email@example.com. family and life.
a friendly, fun atmosphere. For more infor- For more information, please contact
mation, contact Mark at 941-720-7283. ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB LATIN CLUB Lynne Mercier at 941-812-2393 or Rose Mc-
WelcometotheItalianAmericanofLWR. We are a group of Latin families who Cann at 941-526-3754.
CHESS CLUB - (New club It is open to anyone of Italian descent, or wish to meet on a regular basis. The main
to the ranch) anyone who appreciates all things Italian. idea is to have a big family to celebrate the MOMS GROUP
If you are interested in joining our chess The purpose is to preserve the heritage, different holidays and support each other The Moms Group kicked off the summer
club, which meets every Friday, call Hum- customs and traditions while celebrating to adapt in this new country. We are plan- season with its eighth annual luau at the
berto Romo Jr. at 941-538-6538. All ages and the food, music and language of Italy. We’re ning to have a reading group in Spanish Lakewood Ranch Country Club Athletic
all skill levels are welcome. having FUN Italian style! for our kids and other types of social ac- Center. Members and their families spent
About 30 of us met for bocce games and tivities. If you would like to be part of our June 6 by the pool, listening to music, en-
COUPLES GOURMET GROUP a covered dish picnic on June 28 at the club, feel free to contact Mercedes Movil- joying great food and conversation.
If you enjoy cooking, entertaining, and State Road 70 YMCA. We had a lot of fun, la at 941-751-0536 or e-mail at merceinﬂor- We have been busy collecting
meeting new people, the Couples Gourmet many playing bocce for the ﬁrst time; of firstname.lastname@example.org. pajamas and books for the Pajama Pro-
Group is the place to be. We meet ﬁve-to- course, the food was fantastic with every- gram of the Suncoast. This wonderful pro-
six times a year, but the format is ﬂexible one sharing some very tasty dishes. Sergio MAH JONGG AT ONE gram provides a new pair of pajamas and
so the members can participate when their Barion (known as Mr. Bocce) is now orga- We are a group of welcoming wom- a bedtime book to children in foster care.
schedulesallow.Wemeetingroupsofthree- nizing a few bocce teams for competitive en playing mah jongg every Wednesday So far we have had a lot of success! We
to-ﬁve couples at each other’s homes, and challenges from other area communities. from 12:45 to 4 p.m. We usually have six-to- plan to hand over our donations in Au-
groups rotate each time so we can meet Contact Sergio for details (941-756-4059 or eight tables of players and welcome ad- gust. Back-to-school time will be here be-
more of the members. The next dinner will SFBarion@aol.com), to ﬁnd out more in- ditional mahj players. All play is by res- fore we know it, and the Moms Group is
be held in early August. For more informa- formation, and to sign up. ervation to assure full tables...please call also gathering school supplies to donate.
tion on the Couples Gourmet Group, visit us Upcoming events include Italian lan- Joan Robbins, 941-929-2995, or e-mail Check the Web site (www.lwrmomsgroup.
at Lakewood Ranch Digital Village, or call guage classes; a specially designed cook- email@example.com for addition- com) or your newsletter for more informa-
Terry or Bob Sharak at 941-373-6611. ing class at Apron’s Cooking School; a Co- al information. tion. We welcome donations from the com-
lumbus Day celebration complete with a If you want to learn to play mah jongg, call munity! Please contact Gayle VanPeenan at
DOUBLE DECK PINOCHLE CLUB vineyard tour, a wine tasting, dinner, and Joan. She teaches the game, without charge. gavpatt.net for information on how you can
The pinochle club continues to attract party at the Rosa Fiorelli Winery; and our Playingmahjonggisagreatwaytomeetpeo- help us in our efforts.
new members who meet to play every Tues- annual Italian cookie exchange. ple and make new friends.
day from 1 to 5 p.m. We have a standing reservation for meet- Clubs to 11
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Clubs from 10 RECIPE CLUB ing year we will be having a musical chairs The early church always met in small
Check your newsletter or our Web The Lakewood Ranch Recipe Club event, men’s meetings, fashion show, book groups in homes and in relationship with
siteforupcomingkidsoutings,summerses- meets monthly on the second Thursday sales, movie and book club meetings and each other. They were known and want-
sions of preschool Picasso, couples nights at 7 p.m. Members take turns hosting at a theater party. We also will be gift wrap- ed to know one another. Each and every
out, and moms nights out. These events their homes, and selecting a theme for the ping during the holidays in the two main Christian was valuable and had a voice in
are for Moms Group members and their evening. Some of our past themes have in- malls in Sarasota. We will be selling the the church. The church moved forward
families only. cluded soul food, light and low-fat, Asian, 2010 entertainment books this summer by consensus as they prayed and strug-
Dues were due June 1. Please contact Jil- Italian, high tea, and tapas. We share our with a bonus free 2009 book. They are gled through issues with one another.
lanne Conelias at firstname.lastname@example.org prepared food, have a great meal, and go $30. If interested in purchasing the books Leadership was not separated from the
for payment information in order to con- home with a handful of new recipes. If or in joining our very worth-while orga- church as it is today as all Christians took
tinue your membership! you are interested in joining, please con- nization, please contact: Sandy Livon at on the mantle as “priest.” The only way
If you are interested in joining the Lake- tact Janice Shanahan at 941-907-4139, or e- email@example.com. for the Jesus to be the head of the church
wood Ranch Moms Group, visit our Web mail firstname.lastname@example.org. is to step aside and “allow” His spirit to
site at www.lwrmomsgroup.com or con- SCRABBLE CLUB take the lead and become prominent as
tact Stacy White at email@example.com. RUNNERS CLUB The LWR Scrabble Club is always look- Jesus intended.
Whether you work full-time or you are a The Lakewood Ranch Running Club is ing for new members. Scrabble is often cit- My hope is to talk about these issues ini-
stay-at-home mom, you will ﬁnd many ac- offering a new Saturday morning group for ed as an excellent way to keep our minds tially with the hope that eventually we can
tivities to enjoy. We work together to help new runners or those looking to go short- active for those in retirement. Contact Paul meetandbeginasawholeencouraginguni-
our community, our children, and to sup- er distance at a relaxed pace. The group Herzing at 941-907-8938, herzing1@veri- ty with one another. If you are interested
port each other. has been meeting since July 18 at 7:30 a.m. zon.net if you are interested in joining. in starting a dialogue please e-mail me at
from the Summerﬁeld Park parking lot. See firstname.lastname@example.org.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CLUB – our calendar for more information: www. SPIRITUAL BEGINNINGS –
(this is a new club seeking members) lakewoodranchrunningclub.com. (Welcome! This is a new club!) ST. GEORGE’S DRAGON
Barbara Sengstaken is reaching out to Have you felt isolated in church? Has no LADIES MAH JONGG GROUP
people in the community that might be THE SARAMANA CHAPTER one asked what you can contribute to the Friendly game! We play according to the
newly diagnosed with MS...it can be very OF ORT AMERICA life of the church? Have you sat in church National Mah Jongg League rules. Some
depressing for a newly diagnosed person. We are a service club that supports for many years wondering when some experience preferred. We play on Thurs-
“I thought maybe friends with MS could schools in 60 countries, including the U.S. form of spiritual growth would happen? days from 1 – 4 p.m. at Town Hall. Please
join together and support each other.” If We had a summer send off meeting on June I think many Christians are in this situ- call Aida Pyle at 941-907-3646 if you would
interested in a support group, call 941- 28. We take July off and will be back work- ation but they do not know what can be like to join us.
727-0090 or e-mail email@example.com. ing to raise funds in August. In the com- done about it. Clubs to 14
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COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES CORNER
children who were born in the Women’s Center over the past ﬁve years will be invit-
ed to join together on the lawn for a photograph. You will be amazed to see just how
many young residents ﬁrst opened their bright eyes here at Lakewood Ranch. Many
of you have probably experienced the beautiful daily lullaby that plays over the inter-
com of the hospital each time a child is born. It is just one of those personal touches
that make our hospital a warm place to visit in times of medical need. Be a part of the
Lori Basilone celebration and come join the fun activities!
Director of Community Activities
Hard to believe, August marks the last few weeks of summer vacation for
our Lakewood Ranch families. I invite you to cool down in the pool and wa-
ter slides at the Back to School Splash Bash, an energy ﬁlled event, which
follows the ﬁrst week of school in Manatee County. Splash Bash is a cool
event where children can enjoy their one last summer ﬂing before buckling
down for the new school year. Mark your calendar for Aug. 29 at the Lake-
wood Ranch YMCA pool and pavilion area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This ac-
tive, wet, fun-ﬁlled morning will include a skate jam and demo, pool con-
tests for prizes, water rapid slide, a dunk tank, slip and slide inﬂatable, sno
cones, watermelon and other refreshing summer happenings. It will cost $5
per person for the barbeque lunch, and all attendees need to pre-register at
Town Hall prior to the event. Children and parents of all ages are invited.
Age 11 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Make a note to bring
the following items: swimsuits, towels, water shoes, sunscreen, skateboards,
helmets and lawn chairs. These items are suggested to enhance your enjoy-
ment. To protect our new swimmers, the YMCA will provide body bubbles
to keep them aﬂoat. Lifeguards will be on duty. To expand upon the “back
to school” theme we are requesting gently used or new children’s books to
be donated at the event. The books provide something special for children
whose families receive an emergency food basket. “Read a book a day and
you’ll be something someday,” says Royalty for Reading Founder Katy Ko-
pstad. “These books could be the one gift to kick-start a child’s future. Roy-
alty for Reading is my contribution to help them along the way.” If you have
speciﬁc questions about this program please contact Cindy Sloan at the Food
Bank of Manatee at 941-747-FOOD.
Embrace a Life of Health & Wellness, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lake-
wood Ranch Medical Center. This event will kick off with a bicycle poker ride through
the Ranch to raise money for our local Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. The expo
will include more than 50 local physicians, specialists, and wellness related business-
es. Free eye, mouth and skin screenings, along with evaluations and educational in-
Happy Birthday Lakewood Ranch Medical Center! formation will be made available. This will be a great opportunity to donate blood, get
I am excited to support and send well wishes to our long time community your ﬂu shot and then experience Osteopathic Manipulation from the D.O. students
sponsor Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in celebrating the hospital’s ﬁve- of LECOM. Receive beauty makeover tips from our Mary Kay representatives, and for
year anniversary. The Medical Center has pulled together a wonderful birth- the children we will have a Kids Zone that will include a Tae Kwon Do and Gymnastic
day party for the entire community to come out and enjoy. From 11 a.m. to demonstration along with games, and bounce house fun. Good Earth Natural Foods
3 p.m. Sept. 12, at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, this birthday party will be on hand preparing healthy, organic recipes and providing nutritional guidance
will include a cook out, face painting, balloon man; bounce house fun, ani- from co-owner Donna Braunstein, who is a licensed nutritional counselor. Everything
mal display, Pirates fast pitch, Mote Marine display, and another children’s you need to jump-start your healthy living goals. The changes you make today will
favorite…the local ambulance and ﬁre truck display. Then at 1 p.m., all the beneﬁt your health tomorrow.
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Our second Game Day at Town Hall was an enormous success. We had many gals
bring their guys along for the fun and to earn bonus points. Congratulations to residents
Carmen and Bruce Lurvey from the Glens who where celebrating their 58th wedding
anniversary! We were happy to be a part of your very special day. Rows of residents
ﬁlled the tables for bingo and we had three tables of Mexican train dominos playing.
We are planning to split the room for our Sept. 29 game day so the two games won’t in-
terfere with each other. Our top winners took home some beautiful prizes, donated by
our sponsor the Herald-Tribune. Congratulations to Judy Van Duzer from Riverwalk
who stole the show with bingo winning cards! It was a fun afternoon, and a great op-
portunity to meet neighbors. I look forward to seeing you all again in September.
Free Lending Library available at Town Hall. Need a book Lakewood Ranch
or have a book to share? The lending library volunteers would Community Activities Coporation
love the donation of books in categories of mystery/drama, ro- Aug. 29 Back to School Splash Bash LWR YMCA 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
mance and other ﬁction in hardback or paperback. You may take Sept. 12 LWRMC Birthday Party LWRMC 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
out as many as you like, and return them to the convenient bin Sept. 29 Game Day Town Hall 1 - 3:30 p.m.
where volunteers mark and shelve the books. Oct. 3 Health & Wellness Ex[p LWRMC 9 a.m. - noon
- Dorothy Scheuer-LWR volunteer librarian Oct. 30 BOO Festp Main Street 6 - 9 p.m.
Visit Digital Village.
For a complete list of Community Activitiy events and slide shows the path to fun is www.lwrdv.com; activities & events; community activities.
Lakewood Ranch Herald and the Herald-Tribune are platinum sponsors of Lakewood Ranch Community Activities
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The LWR Wine Club meets on the fourth Friday of each month for wine tastings.
Reservations are necessary. Call Barbara Noto at 941-544-5243 or e-mail Barbara@
WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB
The club will meet Aug. 19 at Town Hall. The August selection is “Same Kind of
Different as Me” by Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent. Come at 1 p.m. to
meet and greet. Discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. New LWR residents always welcome.
For more information, call Mary Button on 941-755-0012.
Brought to you by the Bradenton Herald - WOMEN’S CLUB
Manatee County’s Newspaper since 1922. The club will resume events in August. The club is open to all residents of Lakewood
Ranch and although it is a social organization, they also raise funding for three charities:
Solve Maternity Homes, Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, and Meals
on Wheels Plus. For more information call President Marian Wolfe 941-907-2027.
YOUNG COUPLES CLUB
Seeking couples (ages 23-35) who want to meet new people and go out in the area.
Kroaky’s Karaoke, bowling, BBQ’s, game night, Rays games, and dinners out are
some of the events we have done. If you are interested in getting involved, please call
Rachel and Neil Marcus at 941-538-0424 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you!
LWR Rotary installs
new officers, directors
The Rotary Club of Lake-
wood Ranch held its an-
nual induction dinner at
the Lakewood Ranch Golf
Delivered daily to and Country Club June 25
to install new officers and
members of the board of
Rotary membership is by
invitation. Membership in-
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continue with their careers. But there is more to the Staley story. Mike and Patt will be de-
parting Lakewood Ranch for Dubai. They have accepted positions with the new Dubai Sports
City organization. A new school, Bradenton Prep Academy-Dubai, will be opening this fall
and Mike and Patt are part of their educational team. They will return each summer to Lake-
wood Ranch to reacquaint with old friends and neighbors. Patt is still angling to get a house
on their own private island in Dubai – good luck with that. Safe travels.
Please remember to send me some news and announcements about birthdays,
special events, promotions, feats of accomplishments, or interesting observations
to share with the community. Contact me at smolingtampabay.rr.com.
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august Community Calendar
August 5th — First Wednesday • Running Club 6:30 p.m. • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m. • Bridge on Tuesday 1 p.m.
• Business Leaders 7:30 a.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Italian-American Club 7 p.m. • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m.
• Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. August 12th — Second Wednesday Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center
Woodland Baptist Church • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. • Scrabble Club 6:30 p.m.
• Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times Woodland Baptist Church August 19th — Third Wednesday Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
by appointment Legacy Golf Club • Community Emergency Response (CERT) • Business Leaders 7:30 a.m.
• Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. Board Meeting Town Hall 11 a.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall August 26th — Fourth Wednesday
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
• Mah Jongg at One 1 p.m. by appointment Legacy Golf Club Woodland Baptist Church Woodland Baptist Church
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. • Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times • Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center by appointment Legacy Golf Club by appointment Legacy Golf Club
August 6th — First Thursday • Mah Jongg at One 1 p.m. • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m.
• Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center
River Nature Park • Mah Jongg at One 1 p.m. • Mah Jongg at One 1 p.m. Lake-
• Women’s Golf 7:30 a.m. Legacy Golf Club August 13th — Second Thursday Lakewood Ranch Town Hall wood Ranch Town Hall
• Cercle Francais 9:30 a.m. Paris Bistro • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden • Women’s Book Club 1 p.m. • Civic Action Forum 6 p.m.
• Rotary noon Lakewood Ranch River Nature Park Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
Golf and Country Club • Women’s Golf 7:30 a.m. Legacy Golf Club
• Bridge on Thursday 12:45 Lake- • Rotary noon Lakewood Ranch August 20th — Third Thursday August 27th — Fourth Thursday
wood Ranch Town Hall Golf and Country Club • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden
• St. George’s Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg • Bridge on Thursday 12:45 p.m. River Nature Park River Nature Park
1 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Women’s Golf 7:30 a.m. Legacy Golf Club • Women’s Golf 7:30 a.m. Legacy Golf Club
• Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m. • St. George’s Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg • Rotary noon Lakewood Ranch • Rotary noon Lakewood Ranch
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center 1 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Golf and Country Club Golf and Country Club
• Women’s Meditation Club 7 p.m. • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m. • Bridge on Thursday 12:45 p.m. Lake- • Bridge on Thursday 12:45 p.m.
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center wood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
• Women’s Meditation Club 7 p.m. • St. George’s Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg • St. George’s Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg
August 7th — First Friday Lakewood Ranch Town Hall 1 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall 1 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
• Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m. • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m.
Woodland Baptist Church August 14th — Second Friday Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center
• Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. • Women’s Meditation Club 7 p.m. • Women’s Meditation Club 7 p.m.
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center Woodland Baptist Church Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
• MUSIC ON MAIN 6-9 p.m. • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m.
• Art Club noon Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center August 21st — Third Friday August 28th — Fourth Friday
• Mah Jongg Queens 12:45 p.m. • Art Club noon Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Mah Jongg Queens 12:45 p.m. Woodland Baptist Church Woodland Baptist Church
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m.
August 8th — Second Saturday Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center
• Runners’ Club 6 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. August 15th — Third Saturday • Art Club noon Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Art Club Class noon
Summerfield Park Pavilion • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. • Mah Jongg Queens 12:45 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
vLWR Soccer 8 a.m. Greenbrook Park Summerfield Park Pavilion Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Mah Jongg Queens 12:45 p.m.
• LWR Soccer 8 a.m. Greenbrook Park Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
August 9th — Second Sunday August 22nd — Fourth Saturday
• No events scheduled August 16th — Third Sunday • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. August 29th — Fifth Saturday
• Duplicate Bridge 6:30 p.m. Summerfield Park Pavilion • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.
August 10th — Second Monday Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • LWR Soccer 8 a.m. Greenbrook Park Summerfield Park Pavilion
• Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. • BACK TO SCHOOL SPLASH BASH
Woodland Baptist Church August 17th — Third Monday August 23rd — Fourth Sunday – LWR YMCA 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. • ORT Club 7 p.m. at Town Hall • LWR Soccer 8 a.m. Greenbrook Park
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center Woodland Baptist Church
• Community Fund Town Hall 5:00 p.m. • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. August 24th — Fourth Monday August 30th — Fifth Sunday
• Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. • Duplicate Bridge 6:30 p.m. Lake-
by appointment Legacy Golf Club • Handcrafts and More 10 a.m. Woodland Baptist Church wood Ranch Town Hall
• Mah Jongg for Advanced Players Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR
12:30 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Art Club noon Lakewood Ranch Town Hall MANATEE COUNTY STUDENTS August 31st — Fifth Monday
• Art Club noon Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Mah Jongg for Advanced Players 12:30 • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center Woodland Baptist Church
August 11th — Second Tuesday • Civic Action Forum 6 p.m. Town Hall • Art Club noon Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m.
• Runners’ Club 6 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. • Creative Arts 6:30 p.m. Lake- • Mah Jongg for Advanced Players 12:30 Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center
Braden River Nature Park wood Ranch Town Hall p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Handcrafts and More 10 a.m.
• Billiards Club 7 p.m. at Liv- • Men’s Book Club 2 p.m. Lake- Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
ingston’s in Sarasota August 18th — Third Tuesday wood Ranch Town Hall • Art Club noon Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
• NEW - Double Deck Pinochle Club meets • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden • Mah Jongg for Advanced Players 12:30
every Tuesday from 1 until 5 p.m. River Nature Park August 25th — Fourth Tuesday p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
• Women’s Tennis 8 a.m. • Billiards Club 7 p.m. at • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden • Civic Action Forum 6:00 p.m. Town Hall
• Bridge on Tuesday 1 p.m. Livingston’s in Sarasota River Nature Park • Creative Arts 6:30 p.m.
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • NEW - Double Deck Pinochle Club • Billiards Club 7 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
• Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m. meets every Tuesday from 1 until 5p.m. Livingston’s in Sarasota
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Women’s Tennis 8 a.m. • NEW - Double Deck Pinochle Club meets
• Scrabble Club 6:30 p.m. • Empty Nesters 1 p.m. every Tuesday from 1 until 5 p.m.
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Women’s Tennis 8 a.m.
16T Lakewood Ranch Herald supplement around The ranch Wednesday, august 5, 2009
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