October 19, 2010
Children at The Goddard School in Lakewood Ranch enjoyed the sights and sounds of a real fire engine when the school hosted a fire truck visit from Pierce Manufacturing Oct. 8. Children experienced holding and spraying water from a hose and trying on a firefighter’s hat, among other activities.
October 17, 2010
Sanborn Studios filmed the final action scene of its new action TV series "Miami 24/7" Sunday on the John Ringling Bridge. Some drivers sat in traffic for up to 30 minutes during an exciting stunt when a car was driven off the bridge.
October 15, 2010
Lakewood Ranch developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch celebrated the 15th anniversary of the community's first home sale with a special fall festival event Oct. 15 at the Sarasota Polo Club. Festivities included live music, hayrides, bounce houses, food and drink, raffles and other activities.
October 9, 2010
The students at Lakewood Ranch High School celebrated in style during the school's Homecoming dance Oct. 9. The gymnasium and lobby were both decorated with the overall dance theme in mind, "Dance like an Egyptian."
October 9, 2010
The Junior League of Sarasota celebrated Oktoberfest Sarasota 2010 Oct. 9 at Gold Coast Eagle Distributors in Lakewood Ranch. The event included a silent auction, food and an assortment of beers to enjoy. The money raised by the event went to the Community Outreach Program in Sarasota.
October 8, 2010
The fifth annual West Coast Bike Rally took place Friday, on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. From 5 to 11 p.m. the street was blocked off so that attendees could enjoy bands, food and more.
October 6, 2010
Lakewood Ranch High School held its Lakewood's Got Talent show Wednesday in the auditorium. The show featured 15 different acts and was well attended by students, parents and faculty.
October 2, 2010
Lakewood Ranch Community Activities and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center offered education and fun at the Embrace a Life of Health and Wellness Expo Oct. 2. Attendees were able to participate in a variety of health-related screenings and peruse booths from local practices. Children flocked to the special Kids Zone, which featured a bounce house, face painting and more.
October 2, 2010
The Lakewood Ranch Arts Council, in partnership with the American Ideals Foundation, made its public debut Oct. 1 with the "October Romance" concert at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing. American Ideals founder and pianist/composer Robert Moffa played for the crowd, while also introducing other artists and showing off their work.
September 29, 2010
Congratulations to the East County parents who celebrated recent births. The East County Observer will publish birth announcements the last Wednesday of each month.
20 Braden River Soccer Club Pre-Tryout Camp
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
22 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance May Morning Express Networking Social - SCF "How SCF Supports Local Business"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
26 Tribute to Heroes Parade - Main St LWR
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Braden River Soccer Club Try-outs
Ranch rallies against cancer
East County residents will rally to fight cancer Saturday, May 18, as the American Cancer Society hosts its annual Lakewood Ranch Relay for Life event at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
Barista pours on fun for daughters
State Road 70 Starbucks barista and East County resident Cyndee Vanderford showed her daughters the world of lattes and mochas for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 25.
Troop plants Freedom's courtyard
Girls in Girl Scouts Junior Troop 181, at Freedom Elementary School, recently earned their Bronze Award by researching and planting the back of the school’s courtyard.