May 17, 2014
Nolan Middle School students and their families enjoyed an evening of cotton candy, music by the school's band and games during annual fundraiser Nolan Nights, May 17, at Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
May 16, 2014
Tara Elementary School students celebrated the end of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) at its Tara FCAT Fun Day Friday, May 16.
May 15, 2014
A 13-minute film created by students from Nolan Middle, Lakewood Ranch High and other area schools received a nomination for the Toronto International Film and Video Awards.
May 14, 2014
Dance teams from Tara Elementary, Braden River Middle and Braden River High schools showed off their talents May 14, at Braden River High, during a dance recital showcase.
May 14, 2014
After two weeks of learning proper napkin placement and other etiquette techniques, 24 Just for Girls Academy students met with the University Park Women's Club for an etiquette luncheon May 14, at the University Park Country Club. John Neal sponsored the event and learned lessons on proper manners for the dinner table at the event.
May 13, 2014
LECOM’s School of Pharmacy won two awards in a national competition for its volunteer and promotions efforts.
May 10, 2014
Hundreds of runners gathered May 10, at Lakewood Ranch High School, for the Lakewood Ranch High School band program’s Run for the Music 5K.
May 8, 2014
Haile Middle School will host the latest Manatee County School District community conversation.
May 8, 2014
Members of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Emergency Medicine Club will stage an Operation Prom event at 1 p.m., May 8, at Bayshore High School’s Balvanz Stadium, 5401 34th St. West, Bradenton.
May 7, 2014
Charlie Kennedy, a Manatee High School social studies teacher, will run for the District 2 seat of the Manatee County School Board.
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!