BRADENTON--A Bradenton teen will receive $10,000 for her breast cancer detection project from L'Oreal Paris.
The beauty company announced its Women of Worth honorees for 2014 that includes Brittany Wenger, 19, of Bradenton.
Wenger is an aspiring oncologist who invented Cloud4Cancer, a computer program that uses artificial intelligence and tests results to diagnose breast cancer with 99 percent accuracy. Wenger is a Duke University student and a graduate of Out-of-Door Academy.
The $10,000 goes toward the development of her product along with support and awareness by L'Oreal. Wenger has a chance to win $25,000 by becoming the national honoree by voting for her once per day through Nov. 21 at womenofworth.com. The winner will be announced Dec. 2 in New York.
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LWR medical building to break ground
LAKEWOOD RANCH--The 18,500-square-foot Allcare Medical Plaza is scheduled to break ground Monday in Lakewood Ranch.
The plaza will be built at 5860 Ranch Lake Blvd., and the celebration is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The public is invited.
Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh and project owners Drs. Matthew and Doris Nessetti of Allcare Medical Center are scheduled to speak.
Allcare Medical Center will occupy the building's second floor and will offer family medicine, gynecology and behavior health services. The new Class A two-story building will be built on the 1.5-acre site by Satterfield & Pontikes Construction of Sarasota. The $2.85 million project is designed by Zoller Associates Architects & Interior Designers of Sarasota.
The facility will provide administrative and doctor's consultation offices, mental health offices, exam rooms, nursing stations, procedure rooms, conference room, physical therapy clinic space, and urgent care-specific waiting area and clinician office. Construction is expected to be completed in July 2015.
DeSoto 6 Cinemas opening delayed until Thanksgiving
MANATEE -- The Desoto 6 Cinema's opening has been delayed until Thanksgiving weekend.
The DeSoto Square mall announced on Facebook that the operator, Colonial Cinemas, has delayed the opening after missing the anticipated opening last Thursday.
The cinema will be a sub-run theater showing movies after first appearing in theaters for six to eight weeks. The owners are installing digital projectors, replacing screens in two theaters and upgrading to surround sound among other improvements being made to the cinema, the Herald has reported.
Tickets are anticipated to cost $3 per person, $2 for
students and seniors.
Dunkin' Donuts opens Sarasota store Tuesday
SARASOTA -- Dunkin' Donuts will open its newest area location Tuesday.
Dunkin' will open at 3824 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, at the former Rusty Hook Tavern in the Tuttle Bee Plaza. Regular hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
To celebrate, Dunkin' is giving away free medium coffee Nov. 14-16.
The new restaurant features tan and brown hues inside with Dunkin's pink and orange colors added to the interior.
The location also features outdoor seating, digital menu displays, TV screen, free WiFi and drive-thru service.
The Tuttle restaurant hired 30 employees, according to a news release.
-- Herald staff reports