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Hundreds fill ballroom for Ranch incorporation debate (AUDIO)

Hundreds fill ballroom for Ranch incorporation debate (AUDIO)

May 9, 2011

More than 300 Lakewood Ranch residents flooded The Polo Grill and Bar Fête Ballroom for the East County Observer's Lakewood Ranch Incorporation Debate May 9. The debate featured speakers from the Incorporation Study Committee and the Friends of Lakewood Ranch.

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: Haile Middle School

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: Haile Middle School

May 9, 2011

Students at Haile Middle School this weekend performed "The Wizard of Oz" for audiences. The East County Observer caught up with performers about their experience.

Deputies investigate knife-wielding man

Deputies investigate knife-wielding man

May 9, 2011

Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report that a woman had seen a man exit his vehicle with a knife in hand during her run along Lorraine Road May 7.

Manatee commission considers sign ordinance

Manatee commission considers sign ordinance

May 9, 2011

The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners tomorrow will hold the first of two public hearings on a proposed sign ordinance.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gator Creek Bluegrass Festival

PHOTO GALLERY: Gator Creek Bluegrass Festival

May 8, 2011

Bluegrass and gumbo fans flocked to the East County for Linger Lodge's first Gator Creek Bluegrass Festival May 7. The festival featured several bluegrass bands as well as samples of some of the best gumbo in the area.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival 2011

PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival 2011

May 8, 2011

Amateur rowers were able to dip their oars in the water during the Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival May 7 at Nathan Benderson Park. Teams from throughout the area climbed into huge boats painted and adorned with a Chinese dragon head, tail, drum and scales to compete for top honors.

Haile presents 'Wizard of Oz' (VIDEO)

Haile presents 'Wizard of Oz' (VIDEO)

May 7, 2011

Students at Haile Middle School are bringing the story of Dorothy and Todo to life this weekend with performances of "The Wizard of Oz" at Manatee Elementary School. The last show is 2 p.m., today.

PHOTO GALLERY: Walk for Wishes

PHOTO GALLERY: Walk for Wishes

May 7, 2011

East County and other residents teamed up to raise funds for the third annual Sarasota Walk for Wishes event May 5 at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Course. Participants raised money to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Kiddie Academy moms enjoy tea (VIDEO)

Kiddie Academy moms enjoy tea (VIDEO)

May 6, 2011

Children at Kiddie Academy celebrated their mothers with special songs, gifts and other festivities at a Mother's Day Tea event May 5. Children performed before enjoying cookies and other snacks with their moms.

WEEKEND BEST BET: Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival 2011

WEEKEND BEST BET: Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival 2011

May 6, 2011

Nathan Benderson Park will host the inaugural Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival 2011 May 7.



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