Spring farm tour has seats still available
MANATEE -- The Spring Farm Tour hosted by the Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District has limited seats remaining on the March 20 tour.
The annual farm tour has several planned stops in Manatee County, including Manatee County Jail Farm, where participants will see the horticulture, aquaculture, and other programs; Jones Potato Farm; Taylor Cattle and Citrus; and H&H Nursery.
The cost for the day is $40 per person. Cost includes charter-bus transportation, a snack and lunch. Reservations are required. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gail Somodi at 941-907-0011, Ext. 101.
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LWR woman chosen for Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellows program
MANATEE -- Patti Katter of Lakewood Ranch has been selected for the 2015 class of military and veteran caregivers chosen for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellows program.
The Foundation's Fellowship is a national program comprised of military and veteran caregivers who have stepped forward to serve as advocates and spokespeople for the 5.5 million parents, spouses, children and other loved ones caring for America'swounded, ill and injured warriors.
Governor appoints local doctor to state board of medicine
TALLAHASSEE -- A Bradenton ophthalmologist has been appointed to the Florida Board of Medicine, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday.
Dr. Gary Dolin, of Bradenton, is an ophthalmologist with The Eye Depot. He received his bachelor's degree and medical degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Dolin is a past president of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology. He succeeds Onelia Lage and is appointed for a term beginning March 12, 2015, and ending Oct. 31, 2018.
Re-appointed were Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, of Fort Lauderdale, the chief executive officer of Broward Health; Dr. James Orr, of Bonita Springs, a gynecologic oncologist with 21st Century Oncology; and Dr. Zachariah Zachariah, a cardiologist from Sea Ranch Lakes.
Appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
3 area citizens appointed to judiciary nominating panel
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced 10 appointments to the Judicial Nominating Commissions for a term beginning March 13 and ending in July 1, 2018.
For the Twelfth Circuit, the nominees are Hunter G. Norton, 39, of Bradenton, an attorney with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP. He succeeds Kathi Halvorsen; a lawyer in private practice, Varinia M. Van Ness, 48, of Sarasota, succeeds Anthony Rolfes; and Patrick K. Neal, 66, of Bradenton, the principal of Neal Communities.
-- Herald staff report