August 17, 2010
After spending two weeks learning about drama, students in Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch's summer camp recently took the stage for two shows — "The Three Little Pigs" and "Sunlight and Moonlight."
August 14, 2010
East County parents enjoyed one last night out before the start of school during the Polo Grill and Bar's Back-to-School Party for Grown Ups Aug. 14. Parents enjoyed food and drink while listening to tunes performed by musician Jonathan Cortez.
August 14, 2010
Families flocked to Lakewood Ranch's newest community, Central Park, today for the Central Park Family Fun Day. Hosted by Neal Communities and the Lakewood Ranch YMCA, the free event featured a bounce house, a bungee run, sack races, zumba, sno-cones and other activities.
August 13, 2010
The Polo Grill and Bar will host this event at 8 p.m., Aug. 14, at the restaurant, 10670 Boardwalk Loop.
August 8, 2010
The Church at Braden River took a trip back to the Old West during this year's Vacation Bible School. The Western-themed event included fun, faith-based activities. Participating children also raised money for the church's food pantry.
August 7, 2010
Bayou Tavern Executive Chef Angelo Chiroli shares an exclusive recipe with YourObserver.com readers.
August 6, 2010
Campers at the Foundation for Dream's Dream Oaks Camp enjoyed activities such as horseback riding, sports and games, nature, swimming, art and drama during camp Aug. 2-6 at Camp Flying Eagle. This week's theme was "Military Mania."
August 2, 2010
Gecko's Grill and Pub Head Chef Gordon Yates shares an exclusive recipe with YourObserver.com readers.
July 31, 2010
East County residents piled into the Lake Osprey Cabaret July 31 for the Midsummer Night’s Rock & Roll Party to raise funds and non-perishable food for Meals on Wheels PLUS. Festivities included live music by the Michael Mac Band, contests, raffles and socializing.
July 31, 2010
The Desoto Super Speedway is hosting its first Mud n Music event this weekend. It features mudding, mud drag racing, live music and other festivities. Activities continue tonight through 11 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.
26 Tribute to Heroes Parade - Main St LWR
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Braden River Soccer Club Try-outs
29 LWRBA May Membership Lunch
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
31 May YLA Breakfast "Legendary Leaders"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Gullett student wins speech contest
Gullett Elementary School student Hailey Wahlers took home top honors May 11, after placing first in the Tropicana District Speech Contest.
Girl Scouts give cookies a new cause
Local Daisy Scouts from Troop 180 are helping Feeding Empty Little Tummies feed homeless school children in the area.
Dancing group to host fundraiser
Members of KC and the Sunshine Dancers, a group of Manatee County dancers ages 8 to 20, will show off their dancing skills in jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance from 7 to 9 p.m. May 28, as the group holds a show titled "Breaking Ground."