October 17, 2014
The last performance of "A Closer Look" will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 18, at The Out-of-Door Academy.
October 2, 2014
Schools Superintendent Rick Mills announced Oct. 1 that the Manatee County School District is canceling its contract with Sarasota Security Patrol, Inc., effective Oct. 31.
September 29, 2014
The Citizens for Sunshine group sued the Manatee County School District for its approval process of hiring armed guards at area elementary schools.
September 27, 2014
After studying several cultures over the last month, children at Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch celebrated diversity with a special event Sept. 26.
September 22, 2014
After failing to comply with public records request by Michael Barfield, the Manatee County School District is slated to pay Barfield $21,000 at the School Board's meeting at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 23.
September 20, 2014
Parents of children at B.D. Gullett Elementary School golfed the University Park Country Club golf course to raise funds for the school.
September 11, 2014
Braden River Middle School students and faculty members met Sept. 10, in the school's gym, for the monthly Renaissance Assembly. Students who earn 3.5 GPAs, or improve by .5 from the previous semester, attend the monthly celebration, which this month included faculty members, such as Carl and Michele McClellan, completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
September 10, 2014
At its Sept. 9 meeting, the Manatee County School District voted to place security personnel at 32 area elementary schools.
September 9, 2014
At its meeting at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 9, the Manatee County School District will discuss and potentially vote on whether to bring security guards to 32 county elementary schools.
August 27, 2014
The Manatee County School District tabled the discussion on elementary school security personnel at its meeting Aug. 26.
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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.