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.
12 Cooking Class: At Season's Peak: Winter Squash
13 Holidays around the Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
13 Holidays Around the Ranch-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
14 FREE Pictures with Santa Cow!
8:00 am - 10:30 am
14 Gingerbread Houses
14 Italian Wine and Dine
15 A 1913 Florida Cracker Christmas
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
15 Gingerbread Houses
Members and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club ventured Dec. 4 to Orlando, to view holiday decorations at the Grand Floridian and to have lunch at Downtown Disney.
The Play Readers of the Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild were in fine form as they entertained at the Art Association of Palm-Aire’s opening winter luncheon with “Fractured Fairy Tales.”
Catapulting into first place
Seven Manatee County elementary schools competed in the countywide Technology Student Association catapult competition Nov. 16, at Southeast High School. Students built the catapults on-site.