Lakewood Ranch Medical Center receives first shipment of Moderna vaccine

The hospital's healthcare workers began receiving the vaccinations Wednesday afternoon. by: Jay…


Annual Elf on the Shelf contest continues on Main Street at Lakewood Ranch

by: Liz Ramos Staff Writer @ East County Observer Sandy Shahinian. Photo by Liz Ramos. Elves on…


Two Full Moon October and Rare Halloween Blue Hunter’s Moon in 2020

When we think of “All Hallow’s Eve,” many of us conjure up terrifying images of werewolves,…


Nate's Honor Animal Rescue's "Journey Home"

Vertical construction begins as part of Nate's Honor Animal Rescue's $10 million expansion. by: Pam…


Are You Hurricane Ready?

Everything to buy if forecasts call for a hurricane in your area Add these supplies to your…


Recent Activity at The Concession

As everyone continues to navigate through these uncertain times, we are experiencing an upswing in…


Sarasota Will Require Masks in Public

The city received hundreds of phone calls and emails about the proposed ordinance in recent days.…


Manatee school district lays out recommended reopening plan

Elementary students to return fully to school while middle and high schools will have hybrid…


Masks not mandated in Manatee County, commissioners point to difficulty of enforcement

No mask mandate for Manatee County, some question how such a mandate would be enforced News Channel…


How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19

Tips for calming anxiety during a difficult time Rae Jacobson, writer and content engagement…