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.
August 11, 2010
This is the year. These are the elections to sweep out the status quo and start anew. Stop doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
July 14, 2010
I enjoyed your editorial of July 1, 2010. It is altogether fitting and proper that we honor those who were willing to give all to ensure the birth of our nation.
July 14, 2010
Great article on Manatee County Public Schools. However, I would like to make a comment and ask that you look into it further. Superintendent Tim McGonegal listed the reduction recommendations, and one in particular caught my eye — as well as one that was missing.
2 Spring Women's Conference with nat'l recording artist, Candy Pfeifer
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2 2nd annual Glow Run
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 2nd annual DeBartolo Family Foundation All-In For ALS Casino Night
17 Women on Wheels 100
Author visits East County school
Students at Braden River Middle School learned about writing novels firsthand April 7, during a visit from novelist Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
Deputy visits women’s club
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Alan Fifield lent his expertise on identity theft and cyber security to women in the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club April 10.
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.