Each weekend, we bring you a collection of quotes from the biggest (or quirkiest) Observer and national news stories of the week.
Be prepared to talk about the hottest news items during your weekend events, and look out — some day you may just make it into one of our Quotes Observed.
“I could give them Obamacare, but I wouldn’t do that to my employees,. They’re working hard, and they deserve to not worry about losing their shirt if they get sick. It’s like being an officer in the Marine Corps; it’s just like taking care of my troops.” Gold Coast Eagle Distributing President and CEO John Saputo, Sarasota Observer, Sept. 26
"I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am," Sen. Ted Cruz, the Huffington Post, Sept. 24
“After six or seven years of having our hands tied in legality, we’ve signed an agreement that could get rid of all of our legal problems with Klauber. If this is approved, it’s that first big step we needed and we will finally have a chance to start doing real work at the Colony," Colony unit owner and board member Blake Fleetwood, Longboat Observer, Sept. 26
"Netflix has permanently changed the way studios evaluate television shows which might mean struggling shows get more of a chance," Dorothy Pomerantz, Forbes, Sept. 27
“I’m happy we get to control our own destiny. But a lot of residents are afraid. I am afraid. There is a fear factor of the unknown," Stoneybrook resident Rob Bloom, East County Observer, Sept. 25
"I ran and shouted for help, but the hornets chased me about 200 meters, and stung me for more than 3 minutes," Chen Changlin, CNN, Sept. 27
"The city’s bankrupt, and nobody seems to want to talk about it,” City of Sarasota resident Joel Schleicher, Sarasota Observer, Sept. 26
"We are going to accept nothing as it relates to Obamacare,'' Sen. Harry Reid, Wall Street Journal, Sept. 27
“I had my eye on this property on Longboat, just like I did for en Provence and Vizcaya. I got a big grin on my face when I got that call.” Sarasota developer Jay Tallman, Longboat Observer, Sept. 25
“The mujahideen will kill the hostages if the enemies use force.” Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage, Washington Post, Sept. 22
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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
23 The Bridal EXPO
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
26 LWRBA March Executive Briefing
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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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.