+Manatee superintendent announces retirement
Tim McGonegal will retire Feb. 28 for personal reasons.
+Commission discusses increase in homeless arrests
Over the past four weeks, Sarasota police have made 55 arrests in the Five Points area related to vagrancy.
+Colony decision delayed
On Sept. 24, the Town Commission will discuss an extension to re-open the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort. The current deadline is Dec. 31.
+Manatee County prepares for infrastructure improvements
Here's a look at Manatee County's FY 2012 Capital Improvement Program projects in the East County.
+Turtles leave nesting mode after record season
Sea turtles will continue to hatch in the next two months, but turtles are unlikely to lay new nests
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23 Take Stock College Tailgate Challenge
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
24 Lakewood Ranch Republican Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
24 BOO Fest-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
25 Ellenton Sunday Market
Only 16 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
Ranch women make visit to McCurdy’s
Members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club enjoyed an fun-filled evening at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre Sept. 24.
Girl Scout earns Silver Award
Cypress Potter recently earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award for Girl Scout cadets in grades sixth through eighth, from the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida.