Four hurt in Music on Main mishap

October 7, 2012 

Four hurt in Music on Main mishap

EAST MANATEE -- Four people were taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Friday night after being struck by a piece of equipment at Music on Main, officials said.

A gust of wind caused the disc jockey's lights to fall into the crowd, said Julia DeCastro, property manager for Main Street.

DeCastro said firefighters were on scene and able to assist until emergency personnel, dispatched at 7:47 p.m., arrived on scene.

Injuries were not critical, officials said.

Precautions will be taken in the future to prevent similar incidents, DeCastro said.

Music on Main is a free Main Street at Lakewood Ranch concert series held the first Friday of every month.

The Lauren Mitchell Band, which plays blues, soul and rock music, was featured Saturday with all proceeds benefiting C.A.R.E.

Local shelter plans events around Feral Cat Day

SARASOTA -- Cat Depot, 2542 17th St., Sarasota, will celebrate National Feral Cat Day Oct. 16 with three special events.

Local author Diana Maloney will sign copies of her book, "Blackcat," noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20-21.

This "autobiography" was written to chronicle the life of an adopted cat and to carry important messages for pet lovers.

The book is on sale in the Cat Depot Outlet Store and can be ordered online.

Cat Depot also plansan adoption special:Adopt a cat that weekend and receive free nail trimming for a year for your new pet.

Adopters also will receive a grab bag item valued up to $100.

Also, patrons eating at Red Elephant Pizza and Grill, 5231 University Parkway, Oct.16 can help adoptable cats by mentioning the Cat Depot Share Event. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of the revenues to Cat Depot.

Information: 941-366-2404 or

College information available Oct. 22

PALMETTO -- Students and parents can get information about high school and college options at secondary education night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Manatee Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.

Representatives from 100 colleges, universities and technical schools will be on hand to answer questions about scholarships and financial aid.

Eight Manatee County high schools will also be on hand to showcase the wide variety of options offered through their academies, including Bayshore, Braden River, Central, Lakewood Ranch, Manatee, Palmetto and Southeast high schools, and Manatee School for the Arts.

Information: 941-708-8770, ext. 2046.

--Herald staff reports

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