April 25, 2010
The youth group at Faith United Church of Christ spent the weekend of April 23-24 fighting hunger "On an Empty Stomach" as part of World Vision's 30-hour famine. Students used the opportunity to raise money to help feed and care for hungry children and their families worldwide. Additionally, the group camped out in cardboard boxes on the church's lawn and participated in service projects for Manatee Children's Services.
April 25, 2010
Hundreds of students and adults walked the red carpet and danced the night away during Faith Christian Church's second annual special needs prom April 23. The theme of this year's prom was "Night with the Stars." Guests enjoyed music, dancing, games, refreshments and more.
April 21, 2010
The theme for this year's prom will be 'Night with the Stars.'
April 14, 2010
The Very Rev. Archimandrite Frank Kirlangitis retired as priest of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church April 4 after 55 years in the priesthood.
April 3, 2010
Hundreds of families flocked to Harvest United Methodist Church for its annual Easter egg hunt and celebration April 3. Hunters first collected eggs from the church's front lawn before heading around back for games and more fun.
April 3, 2010
Woodland, The Community Church celebrated Easter with an Easter Eggstravaganza April 3. Children and their parents enjoyed pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatable bounce houses and photos with the Easter Bunny.
March 31, 2010
The 54,000-square-foot building features a 1,000-seat auditorium and a section devoted to children and youth.
March 27, 2010
East County families headed out to the field adjacent to Lakewood Ranch High School March 27 for Bayside Community Church's Eggolution event. Festivities included a 60,000-egg Easter egg hunt, inflatable slides and bounce houses, free food and other activities.
March 25, 2010
Students in the Dinosaurs pre-kindergarten class at the Sprouts Child Development Center preschool program share their favorite Easter memories.
March 20, 2010
Members of St. Mark Orthodox Christian Church welcomed the public today during the St. Mark International Folk Fest. The festival also will run from 1-6 p.m., Sunday.
23 Take Stock College Tailgate Challenge
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
24 Lakewood Ranch Republican Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
24 BOO Fest-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
25 Ellenton Sunday Market
Only 16 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
Ranch women make visit to McCurdy’s
Members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club enjoyed an fun-filled evening at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre Sept. 24.
Girl Scout earns Silver Award
Cypress Potter recently earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award for Girl Scout cadets in grades sixth through eighth, from the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida.