June 28, 2010
Dozens of talented boys and girls have been learning the ins and outs of theatrical performance during Lakewood Ranch High's Acting Up Performing Arts Summer Camp June 14 through July 2. On July 2, this year's actors and actresses will take center stage in "High School Musical 2." Performances are open to the public and will be held at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 with all proceeds benefitting the Lakewood Ranch High theater department.
June 23, 2010
Hayley Rio, assistant principal at Prine Elementary School, will be taking Braden River Elementary's top post this summer.
June 22, 2010
Students at Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch Town Center celebrated their dads June 18 with the annual Donuts for Dads event. Students served donuts and juice along with child-created gifts to their dads to show their appreciation.
June 21, 2010
This week, the East County Observer caught up with students at Kids R Kids in Lakewood Ranch to see what they enjoy the most about Camp Extreme Discoveries.
June 17, 2010
Percussionists from throughout Florida marched into the East County for Yamaha's Sounds of Summer percussion camp June 16-17 at Southeast High School. The camp featured renowned percussion instructor Ray Ulibarri, director and arranger of the Klein Forest Bands in Houston.
June 16, 2010
Maynard Erickson, who retired last week, spent his last 19 years teaching in the East County.
June 12, 2010
More than 60 proud 4- and 5-year-olds celebrated a major milestone as they graduated from Primrose School of Lakewood Ranch's Private Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten program June 12 at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall.
June 10, 2010
Kiddie Academy celebrated the Class of 2010 during its VPK Moving Up Ceremony June 9. Surrounded by teachers, family and friends, 48 graduates donned caps and gowns and made their way across the stage to receive their diplomas. Following the ceremony, which included special programs by each of the three VPK classes, the students celebrated their achievements with cake and juice.
June 10, 2010
As children waited for the start of summer vacation June 9, The East County Observer caught up with first-grade students in Nikki Cucci's class at Freedom Elementary School and asked them about their summer vacation plans.
June 9, 2010
Children at Freedom Elementary School celebrated their last day of school with a special water balloon-throwing event June 9.
Love a little cookie slathered in caramel, chocolate and coconut?
Manatee County’s Conservatory Park has a new attraction — a Little Free Library.
All teed up
Neal Communities is adding a little swing to B.D. Gullett Elementary School’s Neal Communities Golf Challenge.