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Free coffee, donuts

Free coffee, donuts

Free coffee, donuts at Balm Farmers Market/Craft Fair By KEVIN BRADY Special to The Observer News The first market of the season is slated for this weekend in Balm from…

Solomon’s Castle — a delightful experience

Solomon’s Castle — a delightful experience

PUBLISHED Oct. 6, 2016 Solomon’s Castle — a delightful experience  By PHYLLIS HODGES *Click here to email* We lost a talented, creative man this summer, but Howard Solomon left a great legacy that is…

Public input sought for a local treasure

Public input sought for a local treasure

PUBLISHED AUGUST 4, 2016 Public input sought for a local treasure By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* Local and state officials held a public hearing in Sun City Center on July 27…

An escape to solitude

An escape to solitude

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 Lettuce Lake State Park is a haven for nature lovers By LISA STARK It was Sunday morning, and I felt a strong need for some solace…

Manatee Players produce 42nd Street

Manatee Players produce 42nd Street

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 Dancing feet hit the stage when Manatee Players produce 42nd Street By CARL MARIO NUDI *Click here to email* It seems everyone involved with the Manatee Players community theater…

It’s the season for babies at Lowry Park Zoo

It’s the season for babies at Lowry Park Zoo

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 It’s the season for babies at Lowry Park Zoo By JACKIE HANSON This is the time of year for “babies” and there were some fantastic ones…

Elmira, Stanley and friends need you

Elmira, Stanley and friends need you

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Summer months are considered by many to be a time of relaxation and vacation. Most of the snowbirds fly home and things quiet down, just a little,…

Manatee Heritage Days 2016: Events offered throughout the month

Every Day: De Soto National Memorial’s Living History program at Camp Uzita reveals Spanish and Native American life in 16th century Florida. Daily programs from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM,…

Looking for something to do locally this weekend?

Looking for something to do locally this weekend?

Join Camp Bayou volunteers for National Trails Day! SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Guided trail walks, on land and water, will be the order of the day.…

Pigs in the Parking Lot in Apollo Beach

Pigs in the Parking Lot BBQ, Beer & Blues Festival Date: May 16, 2014 Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM Event Description: Pigs in the Parking Lot BBQ, Beer &…

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