Bradenton crime prevention volunteer honored
BRADENTON -- The Florida Crime Prevention Association named Tami Spyker of Bradenton the 2013 Crime Prevention Volunteer of the Year during the 44th annual training conference Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
The award was presented by FCPA Presdent Chip Wells of the St. Petersburg Police Department.
"The Bradenton Police Department congratulates Ms. Spyker for being named the recipient of this prestigious award," said Bradenton Police Department Deputy Chief Warren Merriman in a press release. "It is quite remarkable Ms. Spyker has donated thousands of hours to her community without compensation, and continues to go above and beyond to ensure existing programs stay on track in addition to implementing new safety programs throughout Bradenton. Without doubt our community is better because of Ms. Spyker's efforts."
E. Manatee GOP to present Tampa transportation guru
EAST MANATEE -- The East Manatee Republican Club will lunch at the Peridia Golf and Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14.
Guest speaker will be Alex English from the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority. Question-and-answer session to follow.
Cost is $15.
RSVP with Diane Garcia at 941-739-3813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: emanateerc.org
Jennifer Alden book-signing event set for Saturday
MANATEE -- Author Jennifer Alden will hold a book-signing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Family Christian Book Store, 5203 Cortez Road.
-- Herald staff reports