Seen & Heard: Sept. 19

September 20, 2013 

Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club' outing

Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club held an "Inner City Outing" with a group of fourth and fifth graders from Samoset Elementary in Bradenton to Leffis Key and Coquina Beach. They hiked the trails and boardwalks of Leffis Key, learned about mangroves and salt flats, and saw lots of crabs, spiders, butterflies, and a variety of birds and fish. Each of the students was given a checklist to keep track of the creatures they saw on the hike. They also enjoyed a lesson about protecting sea turtles at one of the marked nests on the beach. The students had a chance to canoe, kayak, fish and go snorkeling. The interest and enthusiasm of those young students in discovering everything about these environments was gratifying. Inner City Outings is a community outreach program of the Sierra Club. Front row, from left: Gissele Blancos, Rousmary Vazquez, Lilly Gibson, Jasmine Cramer, Quay Smith, Janasia Johnson, Daphne Maldonado, Heli Serrano and Michael Herrera; back row: Lynn Meier, Sharon Pierson, John Myers, Chuck Priest and Sarah Mitchell.


Rep. Darryl Rouson Tours SCF Library and Family Heritage House

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota President Dr. Carol Probstfeld welcomed Florida state Rep. Darryl Rouson to the college's Bradenton campus on Sept. 5. Rouson, who represents District 70 in the Florida Legislature, toured the library and Family Heritage House and talked with faculty and staff members. From left, SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld, Rep. Darryl Rouson, Kathie Marsh, Family Heritage House Museum specialist, and Tennille Moore, district assistant to Rep. Rouson.

Bowling Tournament Raises Money for Community Haven

Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc. is the recipient of a combined financial gift from the American Legion Post 266 Auxiliary, VFW Post 3233 and Fraternal Orders of the Eagles Post 2756 Ladies Auxiliary. These organizations raised money during their annual bowling tournament with 100 perfcent of the proceeds to benefit Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc. In addition to their financial support of the Haven over the last 30 years, these organizations host an annual picnic for Haven clients at one of their club locations.

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