April 6, 2012
The Lakewood Ranch-based church will not be able to hold its Easter services this weekend.
March 31, 2012
Thousands of eggs fell from the sky much to the delight of hundreds of Manatee County children, as Woodland, The Community Church held its Egg Drop Parrish event March 31 at Buffalo Creek Park.
March 31, 2012
Hundreds of Lakewood Ranch kids grabbed their baskets, donned their Easter best and hit the fields for Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Corporation's annual Easter Eggstravaganza March 31, at Greenbrook Adventure Park. In addition to the Easter egg hunt, the event featured, pony rides, a petting zoo, deejay, arts and crafts, and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny courtesy of the East County Observer.
March 31, 2012
Hundreds of pint-sized hunters flocked to Bayside Community Church’s annual Eggolution Easter Egg Hunt March 31, at the softball fields at Lakewood Ranch High School. Following the hunt, families enjoyed a plethora of activities, including inflatable obstacle courses, a rock-climbing wall, bungee challenge and free hot dogs.
March 28, 2012
Preschool students and their families and members of Living Lord Lutheran Church gathered together for an Italian dinner March 27. Guests enjoyed a spaghetti dinner, musical entertainment by the Braden River High orchestra’s Legacy Quintet and a children’s art display. The event served as a fundraiser for All God’s Children Preschool.
March 9, 2012
Fathers and daughters celebrated a special night together at a father/daughter dance March 9, at Bayside Community Church.
March 1, 2012
Chabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch hosted its Annual Gala Cocktail Evening and Auction event Feb. 29, at the ballroom of the Polo Grill and Bar.
February 20, 2012
Current Community Church introduced itself to the community with a special Block Party event Feb. 19, at Summerfield Park.
February 13, 2012
Ladies of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church gathered Feb. 11, at the Polo Grill's Fete Ballroom for the "Hey, Look Us Over!" Fifth Annual Fashion Show, presented by the Saint Clare of Assisi Women's Guild.
February 11, 2012
East County residents were transported to the Grecian isles Feb. 10, as St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church hosted its annual Greek Glendi event. The festival runs through Feb. 12.
8 GNC Center for Building Hope Race Series
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8 Polo Under the Palms
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12 LWRBA March Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 March Membership Luncheon
15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.