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INCORPORATION: A Tale of Three Cities

INCORPORATION: A Tale of Three Cities

July 13, 2011

The East County Observer examines the incorporations of Weston, Wellington and Bonita Springs and how they compare to Lakewood Ranch.

A Tale of Three Cities: Weston: City Government Lite

A Tale of Three Cities: Weston: City Government Lite

July 13, 2011

Weston has put the concept of contracting out for government services on steroids — and wouldn’t have it any other way.

A Tale of Three Cities: Wellington: City by a Neck

A Tale of Three Cities: Wellington: City by a Neck

July 13, 2011

Wellington overcame intense opposition to become a city, maintaining its equestrian culture but seeing taxes rise.

A Tale of Three Cities: Bonita Springs: Second Time's the Charm

A Tale of Three Cities: Bonita Springs: Second Time's the Charm

July 13, 2011

Bonita Springs seems to have everything going for it from a 1999 incorporation into a city, including lower taxes and self-determination.

Observers launch new eEditions

Observers launch new eEditions

July 13, 2011

Trying to go green? Or, are you simply too anxious to wait for your favorite news about You, Your Neighbors, Your Neighborhood to arrive on your doorstep?

Bobcat surprises Lakewood golfer

Bobcat surprises Lakewood golfer

July 13, 2011

Bill Morris had a rather unusual golfing partner during a recent outing at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club.

News Briefs

News Briefs

July 13, 2011

Ranch Humane Society to host family festival Ranch announces increases in lot prices Lakewood Reps to host July luncheon

It's 'Just' Rocket Science

It's 'Just' Rocket Science

July 13, 2011

As Atlantis left the pad July 8 for the final flight of NASA's shuttle program, one Lakewood Ranch resident watched with a heavy heart. Stan Abshier helped develop the rocket boosters used to propel the shuttle into space.

Woodland church missionaries target hometown

Woodland church missionaries target hometown

July 13, 2011

Youth at Woodland, The Community Church spent a week of their summer volunteering throughout the local community as part of Project B-Town.

Manatee school board approves budget

Manatee school board approves budget

July 11, 2011

Superintendent Tim McGonegal recommended $14.04 million in cuts.



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