January 26, 2011
Michael Griffin's letter attacking Daniel Moriarty's earlier letter as a "personal attack" would be much more persuasive if Griffin's group favoring Lakewood Ranch incorporation had followed its own advice.
January 19, 2011
Informed and respectful debate of topics as important as the incorporation of Lakewood Ranch is both inevitable and necessary.
January 12, 2011
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December 22, 2010
With a staple gun in one hand and icicle lights dangling from the other, I climb clumsily up the ladder. It wobbles with each step until I reach the roof line. I only am able to trigger two staples in before I have to climb down and reposition the ladder.
November 23, 2010
This Thanksgiving, I offer this list of 50 reasons why I, as a father, am thankful this year.
October 28, 2010
Here is a summary of The Observer's candidate recommendations for the Nov. 2 election.
October 27, 2010
It seems as though as it has been a generation since American voters have become as stoked as they are today about changing political directions.
September 29, 2010
Last week, The East County Observer published an article titled "Epidemic." It focused on Justin Lizardi, the 20-year-old who in July was caught burglarizing homes in Heritage Harbour. His family shared details about Lizardi's longtime addiction to drugs, which he began using while a student Lakewood Ranch High School. See inside for readers' responses.
September 23, 2010
Here we are again, on the cusp of another round of voting on amendments to the Florida Constitution.
September 8, 2010
The new .25 millage tax increase proposed by Superintendent Tim McGonegal is nothing more than sleight of hand.
20 Braden River Soccer Club Pre-Tryout Camp
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
22 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance May Morning Express Networking Social - SCF "How SCF Supports Local Business"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
26 Tribute to Heroes Parade - Main St LWR
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Braden River Soccer Club Try-outs
Ranch rallies against cancer
East County residents will rally to fight cancer Saturday, May 18, as the American Cancer Society hosts its annual Lakewood Ranch Relay for Life event at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
Barista pours on fun for daughters
State Road 70 Starbucks barista and East County resident Cyndee Vanderford showed her daughters the world of lattes and mochas for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 25.
Troop plants Freedom's courtyard
Girls in Girl Scouts Junior Troop 181, at Freedom Elementary School, recently earned their Bronze Award by researching and planting the back of the school’s courtyard.