Rally to drum up support for chicken ordinance

May 18, 2013 

Three men reappointed to posts by governor

Three local residents were reappointed to statewide position Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.

Carlos Beruff, a developer with Medallion Home Gulf Coast, has been reappointed to the governing board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Beruff's new term ends March 1, 2017.

Patrick T. Hogan of Bradenton, the managing shareholder of Hogan Legal Services, was reappointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board. His new term ends June 30, 2015.

Also, John A. Colon of University Park was reappointed to the state Board of Education. A senior vice president and investment officer with Wells Fargo Advisors, his new term ends Dec. 31, 2014.

In all, Scott announced 42 reappointments to boards and commissions throughout the state.

"I am happy to reappoint 42 individuals in important positions all across the state in our collective effort to make Florida the number one place in the nation to live, work and raise a family," Scott was quoted in a news release. "I look forward to their continued service to Florida families."

Rally to drum up supportfor chicken ordinance

BRADENTON -- The Manatee chapter of Citizens Lobbying for Urban Chicken Keeping (CLUCK) will sponsor a special event Sunday at the Village of the Arts.

CLUCK members have been urging the Manatee County Commission to adopt an ordinance allowing people to raise hens in yards in residential neighborhoods.

Now, they plan to announce efforts to persuade the city of Bradenton to allow people to do the same, said CLUCK co-founder Robert Kluson.

"These new efforts will be in conjunction with our efforts with Manatee County and are responsive to the wishes of many of the supporters of Manatee CLUCK who happen to live in the city of Bradenton," he said.

The event is slated for 6-8 p.m. at the Yoga Arts Studio, 1122 12th St., W., in the Village of the Arts.

Also featured during the event will be a local chicken breeder who will have live chickens of different breeds for the public to learn about, as well as a mobile chicken tractor for demonstration purposes, Kluson said.

Library program to provide information on Lupus

BRADENTON -- The Friends of the South Manatee Branch Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton, present a program about lupus 2-3:30 p.m. June 18.

Lupus is an inflammatory disease that occurs when the body's own immune system attacks various tissues and organs -- from the joints and skin to the blood, brain, heart and lungs.

Diane Robertson, a writer and speaker, has been living with the autoimmune disease her entire life. Her program, "Living with Lupus" will include a question and answer session following her talk.

The event is free and seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. There is no advance registration required. Information: 941-755-3892.

-- Herald staff reports

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