Join us as we observe and report today's stories from Longboat Key, East County, Sarasota and Siesta Key.
Together, Lakewood Ranch resident Brynne Anne Besio and Snooty, the South Florida Museum's resident manatee, are raising awareness about manatees, the environment and Manatee County history.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton welcomed its inaugural class of dental students.
A homeowners association said if the CDD changes its taxing method, it would drop a 2011 lawsuit, and some residents want a maintenance contract on the auction block.
As the Aug. 16 primary election draws closer, the East County Observer will be publishing profiles and Q&As from each of the candidates who will represent the East County area.
While East County elementary and middle schools bucked the statewide trend of lower schools' grades on the FCAT in 2012, Manatee County results were right in line with it.