+Young advocates find collective voice
A recently formed youth advisory group has gained politicians' attention.
+Rick Mills selected superintendent of Manatee County Schools
The Manatee County School Board chose Rick Mills, a former military man and chief executive officer of Minneapolis Public Schools, as its superintendent Wednesday night.
+Entrepreneur Jesse Biter invests in downtown
If the deal for an acre of land on Second Street goes through, it would become Jesse Biter's fourth major downtown property investment in the last two years.
+Unfiltered Nature: Virginia Hoffman
Photographer Virginia Hoffman hopes taking a photo means aging historic Florida sites will be preserved.
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Jolly good fellow
Just as Observer advertising representative Bob Lewis loves to garden, he also cultivates relationships with all of his co-workers and clients.
Going for the gold
Sisters Francesca and Elizabeth Martel returned victorious Monday, May 20, after a weekend at the Special Olympics of Florida State Summer Games, in Orlando.
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