Those Manatee Cal Ripken 8-&-Under All-Stars are on their way to state. Manager Lee Heintz’s ballclub remained unbeaten in postseason play, sweeping last weekend’s district tournament in Ocala, beating North Central Florida, 8-4, Oviedo, 9-6, and South Daytona, 9-1. The Cal Ripken State Tournament is July 3-8 in Palm Beach Gardens.
• Brittany Wilson’s going to have an interesting summer. She’ll spend five weeks in Ecuador as part of Florida State University’s Travel Abroad Program. Brittany will stay with a host family, immerse herself in the language and take twice-daily classes, too.
• Adam Mott just earned a bachelors degree in fire and emergency services from the University of Florida. He’s with the Port Charlotte Fire Department.
• That’s 59 years of wedded bliss Sunday for Jack and Darlene Stewart.
Read more Friday in Vin's People on Bradenton.com.