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10 to Contend: Jaden Hair

10 to Contend: Jaden Hair

December 30, 2009

Lakewood Ranch's Jaden Hair is one of the East County’s most endearing people — and certainly the community’s most famous chef. Since releasing her first cookbook, "The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook," last fall, Hair's fame has grown nationwide with appearances on 'The Today Show' and 'The CBS Early Show.'

10 to Contend: Dr. Bob McCann

10 to Contend: Dr. Bob McCann

December 30, 2009

As a candidate for the District 67 state representative seat, River Club resident Dr. Bob McCann is the only candidate with experience in both law and medicine. His philosophy should appeal to conservatives: less government coupled with more personal responsibility equals more progress.

10 to Contend: Greg Steube

10 to Contend: Greg Steube

December 30, 2009

At 31 years old, Greg Steube is the youngest candidate vying for State Rep. Ron Reagan's District 67 seat. The Bradenton native also is the only candidate to have a background in agriculture and law and experience working directly with the Legislature.

10 to Contend: Brett Timmons

10 to Contend: Brett Timmons

December 30, 2009

Four years ago, The Out-of-Door Academy football coach Brett Timmons was handed a group of players who knew almost nothing about football. In 2009, Timmons saw the first of his goals come to fruition when the Thunder captured their first district title and advanced to the Class 1B state semifinals.

10 to Contend: Paul Chetlain

10 to Contend: Paul Chetlain

December 30, 2009

Paul Chetlain is responsible for the maintenance of Lakewood Ranch's ponds and landscaping. The Bradenton native is working to use innovative and green technologies to reduce or eliminate the battle between a pleasing landscape and a healthy one.

10 to Contend: Paul Blackketter

10 to Contend: Paul Blackketter

December 30, 2009

Benderson Development Property Manager Paul Blackketter is the man behind a future world-class rowing facility off University Parkway. If all goes as planned, the facility will be responsible for making the East County one of the premier destinations for the sport in the nation.

TOP STORY, JULY: River Club in fighting form

TOP STORY, JULY: River Club in fighting form

December 30, 2009

The community’s Homeowner's Association budgeted nearly $40,000 to fight a proposed cell tower.

TOP STORY, JUNE: Wilder leaves Lakewood

TOP STORY, JUNE: Wilder leaves Lakewood

December 29, 2009

Lakewood Ranch High School Principal Mike Wilder accepted a position at the district level.

TOP STORY, MAY: Main gets new anchor

TOP STORY, MAY: Main gets new anchor

December 28, 2009

Good Earth Natural Food Store announced plans to move into the Lakewood Ranch Main Street space claimed by Morton's Gourmet Market.

THE YEAR IN PICTURES 2009

THE YEAR IN PICTURES 2009

December 27, 2009

The East County Observer takes a look back at our most memorable photos of the year. Click inside to see our recap of 2009 and to see which images made the cut.



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