October 9, 2009
Ghouls, goblins, witches and superheroes flocked to McNeal Elementary for the school's Costume Ball Oct. 9. The fall bash featured plenty of dancing, a deejay and refreshments in the cafetorium.
September 26, 2009
More than 60 kids flocked to Lakewood Ranch Main Street for the Celebrate Curiosity with Curious George event at Little Bookworms Sept. 26. The event featured story time, arts and crafts, a curiosity game and books and bananas galore.
September 24, 2009
Braden River Elementary honored its grandparents and mothers with two delicious events. The school hosted its Grandparents Day Lunch Sept. 10, and last week, students invited their mothers for Muffins for Moms Sept. 24.
September 23, 2009
The Observer celebrates new addition to our East County families.
September 19, 2009
East County families gathered on Lakewood Ranch Main Street from 3-10 p.m., Sept. 19 for the First Annual Manatee County Emergency Services Chili Cook Off.
September 15, 2009
Residents of Stoneybrook remembered the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a special ceremony at the Stoneybrook Recreation Center. The event also served as a time for Stoneybrook couples to celebrate their anniversaries.
September 12, 2009
Despite today's downpour, hundreds of families flocked to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for the hospital's fifth birthday party. Guests enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, face-painting, a bounce house and more. All Women's Center babies in attendance gathered at 1 p.m. for a group photo.
September 11, 2009
Firefighters from East Manatee Fire Rescue brought the reality of Sept. 11, 2001 to life during its third annual remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m., Sept. 11 at Manatee Technical Institute’s East Manatee campus.
September 11, 2009
Children at Tara Elementary School and their families scooped up a helping of fun during an ice cream social from 5-7 p.m., Sept. 10.
September 9, 2009
Two new stores on Lakewood Ranch Main Street welcomed customers during Music on Main from 6-9 p.m., Sept. 4. Attendees packed into Big Olaf Creamery and Katy Rose Oilery as The Mitch Clark Band played.
18 'Last Night Out' - Brides Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
19 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance June Executive Briefing - "Creating a Social Media policy at your place of business"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
20 Welcome Club of Sarasota/Manatee Luncheon
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
28 Regatta Pointe Marina River Regatta 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manatee students capture F1 in Schools championship
Four students recently returned to Manatee County with bragging rights.
OBITUARY: Randy Hedrick
East County residents are mourning the loss of local businessman and friend, Randy Hedrick, who died suddenly Tuesday, June 4, of a heart attack.
National Champs: Sarasota Crew Men's Varsity 8+ team
The Sarasota Crew Men's Varsity 8+ team won the gold medal June 7-9, at the 2013 USRowing Youth National Championships.