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.
July 14, 2010
If you cut through all of the Bill McCollum and Alex Sink character-assassination attack ads; if you discard the standard operating procedure of the daily newspapers and their editorialists — which is to discredit anyone who has been a success in business; and if you judge Florida's gubernatorial candidates on their professional accomplishments, the choice for governor is overwhelmingly clear.
20 First Responders Community Day
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
24 Food Fight
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
26 Lakewood Ranch Republican Club Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
27 KidsCreate: Outdoor Pinting for Children
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cardinal Mooney alumni plan reunion
Did you go to Cardinal Mooney in 1964? Your former classmates are calling for you!
Looming event aids in cancer cause
Learning Express Toys partnered with the MaxLove Project Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 for a special MaxLove International Loom-A-Thon Against Cancer.
MTI hosts 9/11 blood drive
As the nation remembers the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Manatee Technical Institute will commemorate the tragedy with a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, at its main campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, in front of Braden River High Schol.