Vin's People: What's the first sign of hurricane season?

April 19, 2013 

First sign of hurricane season is WABC 7 weathermeister Bob Harrigan talking about hurricane preparedness Saturday morning at the Braden River Library, 4915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton.

There are refreshments at 10 a.m. followed by Bob's talk at 10:30 a.m.

Call 941-727-6079.

n Marilyn Schneider, who works at Bayshore Gardens' Publix, is 77 Saturday. Cheers from Jimmy, Marla, Cas, Hannah, Savannah and Katie.

n Braden River High School senior Demi-Shay Watchorn signs a scholarship today with Mercer University's sand volleyball program, which debuted as an official collegiate sport last year.

Born in England, Demi-Shay is a dual citizen and sister, Brooke, is a BRHS freshman and Pirate volleyballer, too.

Looks like mom, Kimberly, will be making plenty of road trips to Macon, Ga., where the Mercer Bears compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

n Know someone you'd nominate for Manatee High School's Outstanding Alumni Award?

Call assistant principal Laurie Breslin at 941-714-7300, ext. 2023. Or fax 941-741-3443.

Deadline is May 10.

n Christal Cashmore sings our national anthem before tonight's ballgame at McKechnie Field, where it will be '70s Night with Disco Inferno burning down the house after the game. It's the second of a six-game Marauders' homestand split between the St. Lucie Cardinals and Jupiter Hammerheads.

n Operations department manager Jedidiah Brightbill is the Manatee Tax Collector's Employee of the Second Quarter.

n Lakewood Ranch High School grad Mike Ohlman is on the disabled list

with the Frederick (Md.) Keys, Baltimore's High-A Carolina League ballclub.

According to Keys' officials and game accounts, the 22-year-old catcher suffered a right shoulder injury Monday while dodging an errant pitch in a sixth-inning at-bat against Lynchburg.

It's the same shoulder Mike hurt and rehabbed after an auto accident that derailed the start of his 2012 season.

Keys' officials are hoping his stay on the DL is a short one.

So do we.

Mike was hitting .182 through nine games.

n Speaking of LRHS, the Mustang cheerleaders host a silent auction 10 a.m-noon May 11 at the school cafeteria. Call coach Melissa Koehlinger at 941-727-6100, ext. 2103.

n Senior Airman Kristopher Tice deploys in May to Osan Air Base in South Korea, one of two major U.S. Air Force installations there along with Kunsan Air Base. He is a 2009 Palmetto grad.

n Big doings for Team Hennessy. Danny, a BRHS sophomore, is 17. And parents, Dan and Michelle, are wed 21 years April 23.

n Lastly, Christine Albritton had this about her brother, Faust DeLazzer, whose intensity is legend.

Growing up outside Chicago, the LRHS coach and his pals had a game that involved shooting arrows. Real arrows.

They'd lie on the ground, launch them straight up and whoever had an arrow land closest to them was the winner.

If the arrow hit home?

Uh, oh.

Joked Christine, "My brother likes to say that the games they played as kids would get them arrested today."

Vin's People, is by local columnist Vin Mannix. He can be reached at 941-745-7055. Twitter: @vinmannix.

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