February 26, 2014
Find out what Observer readers are saying about local issues.
December 31, 2013
Word for 2014: revelation
October 13, 2013
Braden River High School held its homecoming dance Oct. 12. At the “Comic Book” themed dance, held in the school’s gym, students could watch clips of super hero movies on a projector screen as they grooved.
September 11, 2013
"A plane flew into the World Trade Center," I overheard someone say.
September 6, 2013
A surging economy and ambitious public and private developments will significantly change how Sarasota County looks forever.
August 28, 2013
Government subsidies, aka taxpayer funds, for economic development are bad business. Bad business for elected officials to practice. Typically a losing proposition for taxpayers with respect to ROI — return on investment.
July 31, 2013
Manatee County will change forever
July 24, 2013
Read this week's Castaway cartoon.
June 19, 2013
Enjoy this week's Castaway cartoon.
May 29, 2013
Manatee County's ban on nitrogen-based fertilizers begins June 1.
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
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
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.