May 19, 2012
Children at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church brought the biblical story of Jonah to life May 19, with a special musical performance of "Jonah’s Druthers."
April 23, 2012
Families gathered April 20, at Harvest United Methodist Church in Lakewood Ranch, for the Harvest Youth Fish Fry and Silent Auction event.
April 17, 2012
Gulf Coast Fellowship of Christian Athletes members gathered April 16, at the Polo Grill and Bar's Fete Ballroom, for the FCA's Annual Spring Banquet, this year featuring legendary coach Bobby Bowden.
April 8, 2012
East County children enjoyed a plethora of Easter activities April 7 throughout the community. Harvest United Methodist Church, University Park Country Club and Lakewood Ranch Main Street all hosted Easter egg hunts Saturday, and pint-sized hunters responded in droves to fill their baskets in celebration.
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.
24 Christmas Eve Family Service
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
24 Christmas Eve Traditional Service
9:30 pm - 11:30 am
25 Christmas Traditional Service
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12 Scramble for SPARCC
Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.
River Club’s Cheryl Kaufman says she’s still pinching herself.
A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.