Lakewood Ranch Democratic Club meets Tuesday

June 10, 2013 

Democrat Club to discuss vote

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Lakewood Ranch Democratic Club will convene at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

Sue Dickie, chairwoman of Manatee Sarasota League of Women Voters, and Lou Murray, co-chair of Manatee Democratic Black Caucus Health Committee, will discuss the two items on the ballot for the June 18 special election. Discussion to follow.

Boys & Girls Clubs get $13,500 Publix grant

BRADENTON -- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County received a $13,500 grant from Publix Supermarkets Charities for the Project Learn program at the Boys & Girls Club at Harllee Middle School.

Project Learn targets low-performing students whose progress in academic performance is hindered, often by factors unrelated to their academic capacity, such as poverty.

It helps assure children complete their homework and are prepared to begin every school day with the capacity to succeed.

Publix philanthropic efforts focus on youth, education and literacy. Publix has long supported the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County in programs teaching children life skills.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County serves more than 6,000 young people.

For more information, call 941-761-2582 or go to

-- Herald staff reports

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