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The most wonderful time of the year ...

The most wonderful time of the year ...

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.

A father's list of Thanksgiving gratitude

A father's list of Thanksgiving gratitude

November 23, 2010

This Thanksgiving, I offer this list of 50 reasons why I, as a father, am thankful this year.

The Observer gives election recommendations

The Observer gives election recommendations

October 28, 2010

Here is a summary of The Observer's candidate recommendations for the Nov. 2 election.

OUR VIEW: Elections 2010: We recommend …

OUR VIEW: Elections 2010: We recommend …

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.

LETTERS: Readers respond to 'Epidemic'

LETTERS: Readers respond to 'Epidemic'

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.

OUR VIEW: The amendments

OUR VIEW: The amendments

September 23, 2010

Here we are again, on the cusp of another round of voting on amendments to the Florida Constitution.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McGonegal proposal just 'sleight of hand'

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McGonegal proposal just 'sleight of hand'

September 8, 2010

The new .25 millage tax increase proposed by Superintendent Tim McGonegal is nothing more than sleight of hand.

OUR VIEW: Elections 2010: We recommend …

OUR VIEW: Elections 2010: We recommend …

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.

LETTER TO THE LETTER: Regarding 'The Birth of Spirit of America'

LETTER TO THE LETTER: Regarding 'The Birth of Spirit of America'

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.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School reductions unfair to substitutes

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School reductions unfair to substitutes

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.



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