Manatee Service Club sets 49th Antiques and Collectibles Show

February 21, 2014 

Club sets 49th Antiques and Collectibles show Feb. 28

PALMETTO -- The Service Club of Manatee County's 49th Annual Antiques and Collectibles Show opens with a preview reception from 5:30-9 p.m., Feb. 28.

The three-day event at the Bradenton Area Convention Center concludes March 2. More than 50 vendors will showcase silver, china, jewelry, porcelain, glassware, paintings and vintage collectibles.

Reception tickets, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, are good for the weekend. Tickets can be purchased from any Service Club member and 13 local retail stores. Proceeds will be donated to groups responding to the needs of Manatee County children.

Saturday and Sunday show tickets are $6 at the door. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Antique appraisals by Kennedy Brothers Auctions of St. Petersburg will be available noon to 3 p.m. Saturday for a fee. Crystal, glass and jewelry repair will be available throughout the weekend.

Information:, 941-747-4855 or email

Boys & Girls Club Foundation announces new officers

BRADENTON -- Barbara Jennings is the 2014 board chairwoman and Jeanie Kirkpatrick vice chairwoman of the Foundation for Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County. They are the first women to hold those posts in the local organization's history.

New Director Elizabeth Moore also joined the 17-member foundation board.

Started in 1988, the foundation fosters philanthropy to ensure long-term financial sustainability and advance the mission of the club. Its endowment fund distributed $800,000 to the organization in 2013, helping fund programs for more than 6,000 Manatee County children at seven locations.

Manatee elections boss to speak to E. Manatee GOP

BRADENTON -- The East Manatee Republican Club will meet at the Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd., Bradenton, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, for lunch and guest speaker Michael Bennett, Manatee supervisor of elections.

Tickets are $16.

The proposed take-over of the news media by the federal government will also be discussed.

RSVP: 941-739-3813 or email

HealthSouth Rehab honored for work with special needs

SARASOTA -- HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota was recognized Thursday by Oak Park School as an outstanding business partner for its involvement in the Partnerships and Alliances Linking Schools program.

Oak Park School serves students from 3 to 22 years of age with a broad range of special needs.

HealthSouth Sarasota serves as a training site for the students to learn job skills under the supervision of a coach as part of their education and integration into the community.

"We are privileged to work with the students at Oak Park School," said Marcus Braz, CEO of HealthSouth Sarasota. "This partnership is a great opportunity for us to contribute to the success of our local community."

-- Herald staff reports

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