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.
July 30, 2010
Singers Carol Sparrow and Randolph Locke brought their vocal talents to the Palm Aire Country Club July 30 with a special musical performance, pOpera! The opera singers performed old favorites by artists such as Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand during dinner.
July 30, 2010
Members of the Palm Aire Country Club recently enjoyed a festive luau and pig roast. The event featured tropical music and foods such as curried seafood chowder, carved suckling pig and pineapple upside down cake.
July 29, 2010
This week, The East County Observer caught up with children at Kids Activity Center to find out what they loved most about the center's Summer Vacation Camp, which features in-house field trips, gymnastics, crafts and other activities.
July 28, 2010
Congratulations to the East County parents who celebrated recent births. The East County Observer will publish birth announcements online the last Wednesday of each month.
8 GNC Center for Building Hope Race Series
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8 Polo Under the Palms
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12 LWRBA March Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 March Membership Luncheon
15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.