December 19, 2010
An estimated 5,000 people watched the story of Christmas brought to life during the Tabernacle's annual Living Nativity performances Dec. 16-19. The East County church's Christmas tradition featured more than 100 cast members, live animals, flying angels and more.
December 10, 2010
Woodland, The Community Church tonight hosted a Family Fun Night event. Attendees enjoyed making Christmas tree ornaments and gingerbread houses while watching Christmas movies.
December 5, 2010
Members of Christ Presbyterian Church rang in the holiday season during the church's Festival and International Bazaar of Hope Dec. 4. Guests enjoyed live entertainment, a picnic-style lunch and baked goods, bounce houses and a silent auction, among other activities.
November 21, 2010
Cornerstone Church of Lakewood Ranch unveiled the expansion to its East County campus during a Grand Opening Celebration recently. Church members and guests enjoyed tours of the new facility, live music, carnival-style games and more.
November 2, 2010
Dozens of East County children and their families enjoyed an evening of fun and games during Sarasota Baptist Church's Fall Festival Oct. 31. Children enjoyed carnival-style games, bounce houses, live music and refreshments before going trunk-or-treating.
October 31, 2010
Hundreds of families gathered at Woodland – The Community Church for the church's Fall Festival Oct. 31. Attendees enjoyed games, inflatable slides, pony rides, a petting zoo and more.
October 27, 2010
Lakewood Ranch's St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church became its own parish Oct. 9. The church celebrated with a special parish picnic Oct. 16.
September 15, 2010
Woodland church members Ryan and Ashlie Fulmer recently returned from Ethiopia with their 5-month-old son, Easton.
September 15, 2010
Four East County churches are taking big steps to widen their ministries in the community.
August 31, 2010
Members of Temple Emanu-El gathered for the fourth annual East county Jewish Gathering at Summerfield Park Aug. 28. Attendees enjoyed socializing, face-painting, a picnic-style dinner, ice cream and a special havdalah service, which marks the separation between the Sabbath and the week ahead.
2 Healthy Skin Care and Wellness with Dr. Brenda Yanofsky
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
2 Center For Sight at University Park Grand Opening & Trunk Show
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3 Bowl Painting Party
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4 Ron Gordon's Humane Society Golf Tournament
Vitale accepts donation
Lakewood Ranch resident and ESPN Hall-of-Famer Dick Vitale on Sept. 9 received a $85,000 donation for the fight against cancer from Craig and JoEllen Mettille, of 380 Cos.
Prizes now offered for weather contest!
Starting in October, the Observer will now offer prizes for winners of the weather photo contest, sponsored by Manasota Flooring Inc.
Cardinal Mooney alumni plan reunion
Did you go to Cardinal Mooney in 1964? Your former classmates are calling for you!