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25th Anniversary: Manatee Arts Fest

25th Anniversary: Manatee Arts Fest

Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts celebrates silver anniversary By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Thousands of folks who love all things art will descend on E. G. Simmons Park March…

New restaurant in Riverview

New restaurant in Riverview

The Latin Bistro in Riverview opens quietly to rave reviews By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net A new Riverview eatery has area residents singing the praises of Latin food. Located in the former…

Lamplighters to the rescue

Lamplighters to the rescue

Lamplighters – Finding a need and filling it By PHYLLIS HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com No, they aren’t lighting and extinguishing gas lights as “Lamplighters” did in the early days, but some mechanically…

Manatee Heritage Days

Manatee Heritage Days

Residents, visitors can experience county history during Manatee Heritage Days By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net Manatee County residents are gearing up to celebrate the 38th annual Manatee Heritage Days during…

Commercial Fishing Festival

Commercial Fishing Festival

Cortez’s annual Commercial Fishing Festival is a big hit By ANDREA SHAY This weekend Cortez held its annual Commercial Fishing Festival, an event that filled the small village with seafood,…