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.
22 Manatee PAL Golf Classic
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
2 Spring Women's Conference with nat'l recording artist, Candy Pfeifer
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2 2nd annual Glow Run
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 2nd annual DeBartolo Family Foundation All-In For ALS Casino Night
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.