Best wishes to Bradenton Herald writer Vin Mannix in his retirement

April 1, 2014 

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Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston, right, wishes longtime Bradenton Herald journalist, columnist and friend Vin Mannix, left, goodbye during his retirement celebration at the Bradenton Herald on Friday. Helping to cut the farewell cake is one of Mannix's longtime friends Sean Murphy of The Beach Bistro on Anna Maria Island. PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton Herald

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Joining his many other loyal fans, my best wishes are sent to Vin Mannix -- that he enjoy a long, happy retirement with Sherri and his friends and family.

"Vin's People" column brought joy and recognition to hundreds of individuals, by posting their birthdays, anniversaries and milestone life events and accomplishments to be shared by us all.

As a fine journalist, Vin also kept us apprised of ongoing activities involving school board meetings, sports, veterans affairs, charitable events and, of course, his occasional astute, sometimes wry opinions of political foibles, that were always good for a smile.

We are going to miss you, Vin. Let's hope we still see you around the Friendly City.

Vin's Sunday article, "A remarkable legacy," combined the bucolic history of Bradenton with deeply researched baseball memorabilia and was pure genius.

Skip Hannon

Bradenton

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