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What we mean by “Community”

Those who have heard me speak will know all too well how I think about my role here in Lakewood Ranch.  At LWR 101, I’ll typically introduce myself as Executive Director of Lakewood Ranch Community Activities, and receive a blank stare. I then will break the silence by saying “I know, I didn’t think it…

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Who’s Ready for our Fall Events?!

Fall is here and we have two awesome events right around the corner!  Did you know that we have more than 60 active social clubs in Lakewood Ranch? Our clubs make a real difference in the residents’ quality of life. The clubs are involved in community service, fundraising, and day trip excursions for pleasure and…

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New & Improved LWR Market!

Calling all growers, harvesters, artisans, bakers, and food vendors, and neighbors! The Market is almost here for its third season with a brand new location, time, and day!  The Market will now take place on Sundays at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center located in the heart of Lakewood Ranch, across from Main Street and closer…

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The History of LWR: From Unclaimed Land to 36,000 Residents

Lakewood Ranch, your home, is all thanks to a wealthy businessman named John Schroeder from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. John came to Manatee County in the early 1900s and began purchasing land that is now known as the Schroeder-Manatee Ranch (SMR).  In 1922, the Uihlein family acquired the land and continued efforts to expand agricultural operations including…

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LWR Day with the Rays!

Get ready for a fun day with the Rays! On July 6th, The Tampa Bay Rays are welcoming Lakewood Ranch community members to watch our hometown team take on the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field. The game starts at 4:10pm. This exclusive offer from the Rays costs just $49 per person! It includes your…

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Tribute to Heroes Parade

Memorial Day is around the corner and we are ready for our annual Tribute to Heroes Parade on Main Street! Each year thousands of attendees line the streets of Main Street to support our local veterans and heroes and honor those who have fallen. VIP seating for veterans will be provided with pre-registration. The parade…

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Our Annual EGGstravaganza is Back!

Happy *almost* Easter, Lakewood Ranchers! Are you ready to kick off the holiday? Join us on Saturday, April 13th from 9:30-11:30am at Greenbrook Adventure Park (13400 Adventure Place, Lakewood Ranch) for our annual EGGstravaganza! This fantastic, fun, and affordable community event is open to 2 to 13-year-olds and their families. This is the longest-running egg…

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Irish Celtic Festival

CALLING ALL IRISH (or Irish at Heart): Join us for our Irish Celtic Festival on Saturday, March 9th from 11am-4:30pm. The event will be held at Greenbrook Adventure Park. If you’re not Irish, that’s okay. We are welcoming all, and there will be plenty of Celtic descents to show you how it’s done! There will…

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Health and Wellness Expo

Are you still sticking to your “New Year, Healthier Me” resolution? Whether you are, or are not… you could probably benefit from attending our annual Health and Wellness Expo on February 23rd at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for from 9am-12pm! The Health and Wellness Expo will have more than 50 exhibitors in the health field…

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LWR Talks

Introducing a new community partnership and monthly speaker series — LWR Talks.  This series is brought to you by Lakewood Ranch, Lakewood Ranch Community Activities, and the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, partnering with Ringling College’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which encourages the passion for learning at any stage of life.   Each month a new…

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