Florida Gov. Rick Scott's visit to the Observer Group prompted discussion on economic growth, the importance of jobs and Scott's intention to reduce state taxes.
The Manatee County School Board has started the redistricting process for its School Board members.
This yearâ€™s Pumpkin Festival will run three weekends, from Oct. 15 through Oct. 30.
Congressman Vern Buchanan is working to promote legislation for free trade deals with Colombia, Panama and South Korea
Composer Greg Smith is incorporating melodies written by students at Gene Witt Elementary and other schools into
an orchestral composition that will be premiered in May.
World-renowned artist Michael Israel will be featured at a fundraising event for the Payton Wright Foundation Oct. 29.
Representatives of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Oct. 5 informally surveyed three of the Ranchâ€™s lakes.