March 4, 2010
Wagner Realty celebrated the opening of its new Lakewood Ranch Branch office with an Open House from 4-7 p.m., March 3. Realtors, guests and friends toured the office and enjoyed wine and hors d'oeuvres.
February 28, 2010
Dozens of East County children cast their lines for the Fourth Annual Youth Fishing Tournament Sunday at Summerfield Lake in Lakewood Ranch. The event, hosted by Lakewood Ranch Community Activities and the Lakewood Ranch Anglers Club, included two hours of fishing, a picnic lunch and an awards ceremony. Prizes were awarded to the top fishermen in each of three age categories.
February 27, 2010
East County residents Kurt and Lichi Fowler hosted an old-fashioned square dance Feb. 27 at their home as a fundraiser for Family Promise of Manatee County. The event featured food, fires, fellowship and, of course, plenty of dancing.
February 27, 2010
Little Bookworms celebrated its fifth anniversary with a birthday bash Feb. 27. Eager readers flooded the Lakewood Ranch shop and enjoyed a variety of activities, including magic, storytime, arts and crafts, and, of course, birthday cake.
February 26, 2010
More than 100 families hit the dance floor for Freedom Elementary School's annual Father/Daughter Dance Feb. 26 at the school. Dads and grandfathers boogied to a variety of tunes while colorful lighting and refreshments completed the atmosphere.
February 24, 2010
Congratulations to the East County parents who celebrated recent births. The East County Observer will publish birth announcements each month. To have your listing included, please e-mail your information to Executive Editor Michael Eng, email@example.com.
February 21, 2010
Dozens of pugs and their owners gathered at Adventure Park in Greenbrook for the annual Pug Parade Feb. 20. Owners and their furry friends paraded around in costume, perused booths from local vendors and attended a wedding, among other activities.
February 17, 2010
Nearly 200 members of the of the Manatee and Sarasota Chambers of Commerce geared up for the 2010 baseball season during their annual Meet the Rays Luncheon Feb. 17 at the Fete Ballroom. Guests enjoyed lunch by the Polo Grill, a meet and greet with some of the Tampa Bay Rays management and pitching staff and an autograph session.
February 16, 2010
Preschool students at the Goddard School rang in the Chinese New Year with a special celebration Feb. 16. Wah Lum Kung-Fu of Southwest Florida performed a Lion Dance and demonstrated Kung Fu Forms during the event.
February 14, 2010
Dozens of members of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance gathered at the Sarasota Polo Club to celebrate Valentine's Day with an afternoon of socializing and polo. Attendees mingled and networked with other local business professionals, tailgated and watched a polo match. All women in attendance received a rose to celebrate the holiday.
17 Maundy Thursday Service
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Good Friday Service
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Good Friday Service
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
19 Easter Vigil
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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.