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PHOTO GALLERY: Waterlefe Egg Hunt

PHOTO GALLERY: Waterlefe Egg Hunt

April 19, 2014

Children in the Waterlefe community carried their Easter baskets in search of plastic eggs behind the River Club April 12, during a special Easter egg hunt event.

PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River Library Easter Egg Hunt

PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River Library Easter Egg Hunt

April 17, 2014

Children ages 12 and under scrambled to find multi-colored plastic eggs filled with candy, April 17, at Braden River Library's Easter Egg Hunt. After attendees found all of the eggs that were tucked inside, behind and underneath books, they decorated Easter egg and bunny cutouts to take home, along with their sweet treats.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'The Three F's...Fables, Folktales and Fairy Tales'

PHOTO GALLERY: 'The Three F's...Fables, Folktales and Fairy Tales'

April 17, 2014

Students in Marti Bhame's second-grade class, at Braden River Elementary, embodied fictional characters and brought their stories to life during their production of "The Three F's…Fables, Folktales and Fairy Tales," April 17. The students performed three bite-sized renditions of "The Grasshopper and the Ant," "Dinerella" — "Cinderella" with dinosaurs — and "Stone Soup." Each mini play represented a different type of story to coincide with fairy tale and other story-themed curriculum Bhame has been teaching.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kiddie Academy Egg Hunt

PHOTO GALLERY: Kiddie Academy Egg Hunt

April 17, 2014

Children at Kiddie Academy enjoyed visits with the Easter Bunny, as well as an Easter egg hunt April 17, on the school's playground.

PHOTO GALLERY: Breakfast of Champions

PHOTO GALLERY: Breakfast of Champions

April 16, 2014

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance hosted a morning of bacon, eggs, orange juice and an optimistic message April 16. Attendees of Breakfast of Champions, an event sponsored by The Observer Group, enjoyed a presentation by guest speaker Justin Su'a, IMG Academy’s mental conditioning coach. Su’a focused on themes of having a positive attitude and "flexing optimistic muscles," while leading group activities and playing audio clips of his favorite inspirational speakers, at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club.

It's Read Everywhere

It's Read Everywhere

April 16, 2014

Headed on a great vacation? Make sure to take your Observer along! Visit YourObserver.com/itsreadeverywhere to submit your entries. We can’t wait to see where The Observer will travel next!

Weather: East County

Weather: East County

April 16, 2014

Richard Cochran submitted this sunset photo, taken in GreyHawk Landing.

PHOTO GALLERY: Big Girls Day at Camp

PHOTO GALLERY: Big Girls Day at Camp

April 12, 2014

Current members of the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, along with alumni, donors, volunteers and anyone interesting in learning about the organization and its activities, came together for a girls-only day in the sun April 12 at Camp Honi Hanta, in Bradenton. Teenagers to elderly women joined in activities together, such as kayaking, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, for the annual Big Girls Day at Camp event. Proceeds from the $50 admission fee benefited the Girl Scouts’ Gulfcoast chaper.

PHOTO GALLERY: EGGstravaganza

PHOTO GALLERY: EGGstravaganza

April 12, 2014

Children and their families, dressed in pastel-colored Easter outfits, gathered April 12, for pictures with the Easter Bunny, to snack on donuts and other breakfast foods, and to collect some of the more than 12,000 plastic eggs scattered throughout Greenbrook Adventure Park. Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Corp.’s EGGstravaganza event benefited The Florida Center for Early Childhood.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tara Elementary Spring Luau

PHOTO GALLERY: Tara Elementary Spring Luau

April 11, 2014

For $2, Tara Elementary students and their families enjoyed face painting, pizza, performances by the school’s dance team and other activities at the annual Spring Luau. The proceeds from the seventh fundraiser of its type, which transformed the field behind the East County school into a Hawaiian destination, will go toward supplies for the teachers’ classrooms.



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