Motorworks craft brews win gold and silver medals
BRADENTON -- Two of Motorworks Brewing's beers were awarded medals at the 2016 Best Florida Beer Championships' Brewers Ball Awards Ceremony.
The company's Cruiser Kölsch won gold in the hybrid light beer category, while the French-Style Saison took silver in the Saison category. Cruiser Kölsch advanced to the best-in-show trophy round, taking second runner-up best beer in Florida 2016 overall. Both medal-winning beers are available on draft in Motorworks Brewing's taproom.
For the full list of 2016 Medal Winners visit: http://bestfloridabeer.org/bfbc-pro/2016-medalwinners/
Former KB Home exec sells Anna Maria beach home
ANNA MARIA -- The former CFO of Los Angeles builder KB Home has sold a home he and his wife own on Anna Maria Island.
According to Manatee County records, Domenico Cecere and his wife, Jennifer, sold their beachfront home at 812 S. Bay Blvd. for $2.05 million March 4. The buyer was Kim K. Nord.
Built in 1963, the 1,700- square-foot home faces Tampa Bay and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The Ceceres purchased the property in 2010 for $880,000. Permit records show they extensively remodeled the home, adding a garage and a pool and renovating the interior.
Cecere retired from KB in 2008, according to the company's website. He previously worked as the chief operating officer of roofing and fiberglass insulation maker Owens Corning.
Winn-Dixie's 54 animal cards free with purchase
Southeastern Grocers, parent company to BI-LO, Winn-Dixie and Harveys, today launched Animals of America collector cards to educate young shoppers on the unique wildlife found in their own backyards, such as the Florida panther.
Through May 3, customers will receive a free four-pack of Animals of America cards with every $20 purchase, while supplies last. Each of the 54 cards features an American animal and fun fact; designed for kids to collect, swap and organize in a collector's poster or album.
Southeastern Grocers worked closely with zoologists at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens to create the cards representing species from six different habitats, including coastal, swamp, desert, mountains, home states and backyard. "Billy the Bear," an animal character inspired by Billy the black bear at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, is the program's mascot.
There are many iconic southern species included in the collector sets, such as the Florida panther, American alligator, southern flying squirrel and the roseate spoonbill -- and there are "hero" animals for each of the states in the Southeastern Grocers footprint: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Animals of America collector's posters are free at all Winn-Dixie stores, while supplies last. Animals of America collector albums are also available for $4 each, while supplies last.
-- Herald staff reports