Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines Chorus wins award

April 16, 2014 

Chorus collects state award

BRADENTON -- A group of singing local ladies was honored at a statewide competition earlier this month in Daytona Beach.

The Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines Chorus won the Audience Choice Award in the Show Performance category at the Sweet Adeline Regional Convention and Competition held April 6.

The group, which performs four-part a cappella harmony, is directed by Lois Van Beek. Magic of Manatee is looking for new members.

Information: 941-722-9395, 941-753-6594 or go to

LWR Community Fund seeks humanitarian nominees

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund is accepting nominations for the 10th Annual C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award to be presented at a reception Friday, Oct. 17.

The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund established the award in recognition of the former president and CEO of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch's "lifelong dedication to humanitarian ideals that have perpetuated the high ethical, moral, and professional standards that epitomize his life."

Past recipients include Clarke, Don O'Leary, Pat Neal, Lorraine and Dick Vitale, Darrell Turner, Stuart J. Roth, Bob and Billie Delaney, Lou and Ann Marinaccio and Col. John Saputo of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Nomination forms can be downloaded at and be mailed to the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, c/o Manatee Community Foundation, 3103 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205 by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11.

Information: Marilyn Howard at

-- Herald staff reports

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