Thursday, April 12, 2012

Who is Manatee High's top alum for 2012?

Who will be Manatee High’s Outstanding Alumnus this year?
Pro Build Lumber’s Rodney Potter, Class of 1954 and a former Manatee County Distinguished Citizen, was the 2011 honoree.Applications are at the school or online at
For more details, call assistant principal Laurie Kitchie at 941-714-7300, ext. 2023.
Deadline is April 30.

Southeast High grad Kevin Swan is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease and his legion of supporters march 10 a.m. Saturday in the Walk to Defeat ALS™ at Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota."Swan’s (No Limit) Soldiers" — a reference to the days they’d wear warpaint at Seminole football games — have raised $50,000, tops among Florida’s ALS Association fundraisers and a single team record.For event details, call 888-257-1717 or visit

Author J.B. Crawford signs his book, "Nathan and the Stone Crabs," 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21 during Music on the Porch at the Cortez School’s Bratton Store on 119th Street.
The book is about a boy who learns about his family history in the fictional fishing village of DeSoto in the 1880s.

Want to Beat the Heat?
Be at Bradenton Motorsports Park, 21000 State Road 64 East, Saturday to drag race against members of the Palmetto Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.
Races are 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Beat the HEAT, Inc. is a national non-profit organization of police and firefighters who use marked emergency vehicle drag cars to conduct educational programs for youth.
The event will also raise funds for Palmetto High’s Tanya Clavey Memorial Scholarship. She was the sister of PHS Resource Officer Adam Spatafora and died in a car accident in 1989 at the age of 16.
For event details call Officer Roy Lovett at 941-721-6840, ext. 2010.
Or call Bill Lee Race Cars at 941-729-6000.

Lakewood Ranch High School cheerleader Hope Lowe is 15, Kelly Miller is "Sweet 16," and Allison Bednarz is 17.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bradenton begins 1 p.m. April 21 and ends 7 a.m. April 22 at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton.
For details, call 941-328-3775. Or visit
Locks of Love will be on hand at 5 p.m. to cut hair from donors. Call 941-504-1334.

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