In conjunction with our annual Fourth of July special section, The Observer Group again is hosting a photo contest for our readers.
This year’s theme is “Slice of Americana,” so go through those albums and pick out the photo you think best represents America visually.
Then, visit the Slice of Americana Contest Page and upload your photo by June 20.
Winners will be announced July 1 on YourObserver.com and will be featured in the “Slice of Americana” edition, which will be inserted into all three Observers — Longboat, East County and Sarasota.
For more information, contact Executive Editor Michael Eng, email@example.com.
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17 Women's Council of Realtors Fashion Show
27 Health & Wellness Expo
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27 Health & Wellness Expo-LWR
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PHOTO GALLERY: Jen's MarketPlace farmer's market
Aug. 30, after a three-year hiatus the Lakewood Ranch farmer's market returned to Main Street, with about 22 vendors and a new name — Jen's MarketPlace.
PHOTO GALLERY: Operation Pet Rescue
Animal lovers converged Aug. 30 on Lakewood Ranch Main Street for Operation Pet Rescue. Participants visited booths run by the Humane Society of Lakewood Ranch volunteers, for stamps. Proceeds from the raffle benefited the East County rescue.
PHOTO GALLERY: Michael Miele Celebration of Life
Friends, family and members of the community remembered Michael Miele with a celebration of life Friday, Aug. 29. The event was hosted the Marinaccios at their Lakewood Ranch home. Miele, 44, was a member of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch. He died July 23. Guests enjoyed cigars, drinks and some of Miele's favorite food such as Maine lobster and kettle chips. "The whole community has been so supportive," says Kimberly Parody Miele, Miele's wife. "I am overwhelmed with appreciation."