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Lakewood Ranch wins first in varsity, junior varsity cheerleading

Both of the Lakewood Ranch High School cheerleading teams competing at Monday night's Manatee County Fair cheerleading competition won first place. It's the first time the Lakewood Ranch High School varsity team has won the competition in six years.

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Director retiring from Partnership to End Homelessness

After being a founding board member and its executive director, Leslie Loveless is retiring from the Sarasota-based Partnership to End Homelessness in March. The agency is known for its “Point-in-time” surveys to calculate the number of homeless in Manatee and Sarasota. Homelessness in Manatee and Sarasota counties increased from 2015 to 2016, according to the survey conducted on Jan. 25, 2016.

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Lakewood Ranch High junior varsity cheerleaders win championship

Lakewood Ranch High School took home both the varsity and junior varsity first-place titles at the 22nd annual Manatee County Fair Cheerleading Competition.
jodea@bradenton.com
Lakewood Ranch High junior varsity cheerleaders win championship 0:32

Lakewood Ranch High junior varsity cheerleaders win championship

Lakewood Ranch High varsity cheerleaders win championship 0:33

Lakewood Ranch High varsity cheerleaders win championship

Manatee High School varsity cheerleaders perform at Manatee County Fair 3:20

Manatee High School varsity cheerleaders perform at Manatee County Fair

Live from the Midway at Manatee County Fair 2:35

Live from the Midway at Manatee County Fair

Videos

Lakewood Ranch High junior varsity cheerleaders win championship

Lakewood Ranch High School took home both the varsity and junior varsity first-place titles at the 22nd annual Manatee County Fair Cheerleading Competition.
jodea@bradenton.com
Lakewood Ranch High junior varsity cheerleaders win championship 0:32

Lakewood Ranch High junior varsity cheerleaders win championship

Lakewood Ranch High varsity cheerleaders win championship 0:33

Lakewood Ranch High varsity cheerleaders win championship

Manatee High School varsity cheerleaders perform at Manatee County Fair 3:20

Manatee High School varsity cheerleaders perform at Manatee County Fair

Live from the Midway at Manatee County Fair 2:35

Live from the Midway at Manatee County Fair