Sweet Adeline Chorus calls for new singers

July 17, 2014 

Nolan Middle School FFA students attended the 86th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo in Orlando. PHOTO PROVIDED

Chorus calls for female singers

BRADENTON -- The Magic of Manatee Sweet Adeline Chorus is looking for ladies to join for its new season.

Prospective members don't need to know how to read music.

The Magic of Manatee regularly rehearses Tuesday nights in Bradenton beginning in August. It performs a Christmas show, an annual show in February and throughout the community during the year for clubs and organizations.

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

Tropicana, Tiny Hands Foundation call for help

SARASOTA -- At 11 a.m. Aug. 2 at the Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota, 3100 Fruitville Road, the Tiny Hands Foundation and Tropicana and volunteers, will put together 1,500 new backpacks filled with school supplies to be given to our community's most needy children.

One of every five children in Sarasota and Manatee counties are growing up below the poverty level. Children in our community face countless obstacles, according to Ron Trytek of the Tiny Hands Foundation.

Information: tinyhandsfoundation.org, ron@tinyhandsfoundation.org and 941-704-8379.

E. Manatee GOP schedules three speakers Aug. 14

BRADENTON -- The next East Manatee Republican Club lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd., Bradenton.

Guest speakers: Manatee County Commissioner Robin Disabatino, state Rep. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, and Tim Norwood, candidate for Manatee County Commission. Lunch costs $16.

Reservations: Call 941-739-3813 or go to longboatfl@aol.com.

Manatee PAL football registration underway

MANATEE -- The Manatee Police Athletic League football program registration for this season is underway now.

Randy Warren, assistant public information officer at the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, said information on all programs can be found at manateepal.org/Programs.htm.

Deputy Eddie Starling, director of PAL football, can be reached at 941-747-1118, ext. 209.

Nolan Middle School FFA attends state convention

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Nolan Middle School FFA students attended the 86th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo in Orlando.

Seven students participated in state final career development events, which they qualified for throughout the school year: Kate Cranos, Shelby Parks, Jalyn Thompson, J.T. Girman, Hunter Martin and Savannah Freitag, parliamentary procedure; Luke Cornwall, extemporaneous speaking; and Girman, awarded fifth place in state for ornamental horticulture career development.

Motivational speakers, award presentations, exhibits, career development and entertaining activities made up the rest of the convention, reports Stefani Heidenthal, Nolan Middle School ag teacher.

-- Herald staff reports

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