Chancellor Stone to talk at Brunch on the Bay
SARASOTA -- USF Sarasota-Manatee's new Regional Chancellor, Sandra Stone, will appear at Brunch on the Bay 2014, enjoying signature dishes and themed beverages from 20 of the area's finest restaurants.
Brunch on the Bay provides scholarships for students in the University of South Florida Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education and Hospitality & Technology Leadership.
Since 1994, proceeds from Brunch on the Bay has added more than $1.3 million to the university endowment and almost $1 million in direct scholarships.
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The event will be under tents on the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.
Women of Manatee to hear retired Navy commander
BRADENTON -- The Women of Manatee County Republican Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W.
Former U.S. Navy Cmdr. (Ret.) Donna Fournier will speak on national security.
RSVP: Call 941-795-6381 by Nov. 5. Lunch is $17.
Environmental forum set for commission candidates
BRADENTON -- A forum on environmental issues between candidates for an at-large Manatee County Commission seat is slated for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W.
Republican incumbent Carol Whitmore and Democratic challenger Terri Wonder will answer environmental and growth management questions at the Annual Conservation-Environmental Summit co-sponsored by the Manatee Fish and Game Association Inc., and Manatee/Sarasota Sierra Club.
The Water and Land Conservation Initiative, a constitutional amendment proposal on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, will be debated. Christine Johnson, president of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, will speak for the amendment; Frank Alcock, associate professor of political science and environmental studies at New College of Florida, will argue against it.
Attendees are invited to bring a side dish to share at the potluck dinner. The host organizations will provide meat, drinks and tableware, and anyone who prefer to bring own reusable tableware may do so.
RSVP: Call 941-792-8314.
-- Herald staff reports