Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bradenton girl Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen

A bow to Leah Roddenberry, who will assume the title of Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen Sunday at a crowning ceremony in Jacksonville.
The Cardinal Mooney High freshman was first runnerup at the state pageant last July, but when winner Leah Sykes captured Miss America’s Outstanding Teen a month later, the crown automatically passed to Leah.
Sunday’s function makes it official for the Cougar JV cheerleader.
• Check out Wild Root from 7-10 p.m. Friday at Blue Marlin, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Lead singer/guitarit Paul Fournier played drumline for the Manatee Marching ‘Canes. Bassist Andrew Waltrip is a Sarasota High grad and Sarasota County firefighter. Saxophonist Justin Green is a Riverview High grad and attends State College of Florida. Drummer James Hershey moved to B’town from New York City to play for Wild Root.
• Good to hear Brent Laudicina is back to work at the Manatee County Water Department. Krystal Weaver’s fiancé was injured burning a brush pile outside their Myakka City home last month and had to be hospitalized at Tampa General Hospital.
• Ballard Elementary kindergartener Rashad McCall was dressed up as a pirate Thursday.
When asked where his pirate ship was, the 6-year-old frowned and said, “They wouldn’t let me bring it to school.”
Read more Friday in Vin's People on

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