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The Observer's own Lisa Walsh is this year's grand marshal. [Read More]
Restaurant CEO John Horne wanted to open a restaurant close to the Lakewood Ranch area. [Read More]
Many Manatee Technical College students secured a job before they even graduate. [Read More]
Florida Studio Theatre show at Waterside Place features songs from the 1950s to now. [Read More]
Adden Adorno, a counselor in training, takes the ball down field trying to score a touchdown. [Read More]
Ashton Banik practices swimming in aquatics camp. He went down the pool practicing his breathing. [Read More]
Austin Johnson, a YMCA camp counselor, looks for a camper who is open so he can pass the ball. [Read More]
Abby Stephen has fun reading to her friend Emma Curry. [Read More]
Teia Smith uses a kick-board to help her practice swimming during aquatics camp. [Read More]
Carson Feldman reads to himself before he and other campers go to do arts and crafts. [Read More]
Cecelia Cuarta loves aquatics camp because she gets to be in the pool a lot and she can do cannonballs. [Read More]
Kendall Marks has fun using green and purple paper to cover her turtle's shell. The campers are making turtles because the theme of the week... [Read More]
Mia Morgan and Emma McGlaughlin work on their craft projects during the YMCA's specialty camp, Kids Gone Crafty. McGlaughlin says she loves using yarn in... [Read More]
Reese Gilman shows off her craft in which she used yarn to make "God's eye." [Read More]
Ryker Kelley quietly reads "Lou Gehrig, the Luckiest Man." Campers in the YMCA's traditional camp have time to read every day to help children retain... [Read More]
Savvy Lough chooses white, teal and black yarn to make her craft because she loves those colors. [Read More]
Jake Blazer plays quarterback and looks for an open receiver during the YMCA's camp. [Read More]
Eleanor Mattei listens intently as Lily Colcu reads to her in a whisper. During reading time, all the campers read either by themselves or together... [Read More]
Jackson Smith and Mateo Petrelli watch as Tristan McGlaughlin carries the ball toward the middle of the field in flag football. [Read More]
Trey Smith tries to dodge Sampson Chaffee in a game of flag football during a YMCA camp. [Read More]
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