Thursday, August 29, 2013

ReadingPals looking for 200 volunteers for kids

Michael Ohlman receives props  from Carolina League.
United Way’s ReadingPals program is looking for a few good people.
Approximately 200 volunteers are needed to read one hour weekly to kindergarteners at four Manatee Disrict schools — Ballard, Blackburn, Daughtrey or Rogers Garden.
Subsidized by the Barnett Earl Literacy Initiative and supported by the Women’s Leadership Initiative, ReadingPals pairs volunteer readers with students to work on building vocabulary and increasing comprehension.
Interested? Call Sandra Holmes at 941-748-1313. Or email: Or visit
• Big ups to Michael Ohlman. The Frederick Keys catcher made the post-season Carolina League All-Star team. The Lakewood Ranch alum is batting .307 with 13 homers and 52 RBI. This is his fifth year in the Baltimore organization.
Carl Weeks with Commissioner Michael Gallen.
Carl Weeks Day is Saturday, proclaimed by the Manatee County Commission in recognition of the retiring president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County.
Don’t forget Friday’s social honoring the man, 5-7 p.m. at Pier 22, 1200 First Ave., W., Bradenton.
Call Valerie Nelson at 941-761-2582.
Josh McCoy is now a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments.
Read more Friday in Vin's People on

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