March 10, 2013 

Woman dies in head-on collision in Manatee

BRADENTON -- Manatee Glens was awarded a $5,000 grant for its "Step Up and Walk in My Shoes" sexual assault awareness campaign, as part of the 36-Hour Giving Challenge March 5-6.

The campaign featured photos of various community leaders sporting tennis shoes with teal laces. Teal is the color of the Sexual Assault Awareness ribbon.

Judges were unanimous in its decision, saying, "The strength of the awareness campaign was significant ... We were impressed with their social media engagement as well."

While the 36-Hour Giving Challenge is over, the Awareness Campaign continues.

April 1 is Sexual Assault Awareness Day, and Manatee Glens will host Lauren Book, founder of Lauren's Kids and Walk in My Shoes 2013, for a panel discussion and rally.

Manatee Glens hosts its annual Champions For Children breakfast, which will feature a teen survivor of sexual assault, on April 4.

Manatee Glens is a specialty hospital and outpatient practice treating mental health and addictions in youth, adults and seniors.

ComCenter 70 to feature new art gallery

MANATEE -- A new gallery of watercolor works by the late Douglas H. Teller will be on display 5:30-8 p.m. March 14 at the grand opening of the newly renovated ComCenter 70 headquarters, 6150 State Road 70 E.

Teller was a past president of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and professor emeritus of Fine Arts of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he taught printmaking, design, composition and watercolor painting.

"I believe that Professor Teller's work, watercolors, acrylics, and sumi-e, are very significant," said Mariano Vera, virtual services consultant for ComCenter. Several never-before-seen pieces will be on display, Vera said.

The grand opening will feature music, drinks and hors d'oeurves. Information: 941-782-1234.

--Herald staff reports

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