Gov. Scott to visit Lakewood Ranch

May 16, 2014 

USTA Tennis Center

Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks during a news conference Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Orlando, Fla., to announce that the USTA plans to create a new, state-of-the-art facility in Lake Nona in Orlando that will feature a 100-plus court tennis center and create over 100 new jobs. (AP Photo)


Gov. Scott coming to LWR business

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Gov. Rick Scott is scheduled to make an appearance in Lakewood Ranch at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, wholesale distributors for Anheuser-Busch.

The governor is expected to address the Lakewood Ranch business community during a brief visit to the company, which employs 160 and serves over 1,400 supermarkets, convenient stores, bars, restaurants, clubs and taverns on a weekly basis.

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing is located off of University Parkway at 7051 Wireless Court in Lakewood Ranch, in a new 160,000-square-foot building.

Bay Haven, Rowlett collect for Odyssey of the Mind trip

SARASOTA -- Bay Haven School of the Basics Plus is sending a team to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa from May 28-May 31.

Bay Haven is the only public school representing Sarasota County at the World Finals.

Two schools from Manatee County are also in the World Finals: Johnson Middle School and Rowlett Elementary School.

Three of the six Bay Haven team members are residents of Manatee County.

The Bay Haven team will be fund raising at the Publix at University Parkway and Tuttle Avenue 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Rowlett team members will be collecting donations at the Westgate Publix, 3913 Manatee Ave. W., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

The Odyssey of the Mind students and families will also work for tips and donations at Ellenton's Hungry Howies, 5912 18th St. E., Ellenton, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.

-- Herald staff report

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