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Gov. Crist signs Wandall bill

Gov. Crist signs Wandall bill

May 19, 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist this afternoon signed the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce's Lakewood Ranch branch. The bill is named after an East County man who was killed in 2003 by a red-light runner.

County files motion for summary judgment

County files motion for summary judgment

May 18, 2010

The county is fighting a lawsuit filed by cell tower developer, Vertex, because it refused to allow the construction of a telecommunications tower in River Club.

Hunter guilty of DUI manslaughter

Hunter guilty of DUI manslaughter

May 17, 2010

Former Braden River High School football coach Josh Hunter was found guilty in the death of fellow coach and friend Doug Garrity.

Woodland hosts spring fling

Woodland hosts spring fling

May 17, 2010

Despite the rainy weather, members of Woodland - The Community Church gathered at the church's athletic fields May 16 for a spring fling event. Festivities included a Great American Hamburger Cook Off, live music, bounce houses and more.

ODA Relay nets more than $50,000

ODA Relay nets more than $50,000

May 15, 2010

More than 300 eager supporters from 25 teams participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life May 14-15 at The Out-of-Door Academy's Lakewood Ranch campus. The weekend event raised more than $50,000 for the cancer organization. The event included plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the night, including separate activities for younger children at the 'Mini Relay,' a powderpuff football game, karaoke, a cardboard car race, a Relay Diva competition and more.

Golfers take aim against brain cancer

Golfers take aim against brain cancer

May 14, 2010

East County residents took aim against pediatric brain cancer during the Payton Wright Foundation Golf Outing & Concert event today. Golfing began around noon at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. Festivities will continue tonight as the Payton Wright Foundation hosts an auction, dinner and concert by country musician David Nail at The Lake Club.

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: ODA seniors

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: ODA seniors

May 14, 2010

Now at the close of their high school careers, some Out-of-Door Academy seniors share what they have learned at ODA and pass on their wisdom to incoming freshman.

MAN ON THE STREET: Summer Blockbusters

MAN ON THE STREET: Summer Blockbusters

May 13, 2010

With summertime fast approaching, Hollywood already has announced much of its summer blockbuster lineup. The Observer caught up with some movie buffs at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas May 12 to find out which flicks are garnering the most hype.

STORE AROUND THE CORNER: Rogan & Associates

STORE AROUND THE CORNER: Rogan & Associates

May 13, 2010

The financial planning firm Rogan & Associates will celebrate the opening of its new East County location with a special open house tonight.

Elementary students display artistic talents

Elementary students display artistic talents

May 12, 2010

More than 100 elementary school students showed off their artistic and musical talents during the Elementary Art and Music Festival May 11 at Braden River High School. The students, representing 28 different elementary schools, performed a wide range of vocal, instrumental, theatrical and visual pieces for their families and friends.



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