March 2, 2011
Local governments have wisely been reducing or ditching new home taxes known as impact fees to spur the economy. Opponents are spitting mad.
January 26, 2011
Say this about Rex Jensen, chief executive officer of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch: He is a man of action and vision.
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.
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.