'Requiem' premieres at First Methodist Church
BRADENTON -- "Requiem," a newly composed work by Jim Culver, will make its premiere at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20 at First Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W. Bradenton.
To those familiar with the various "Requiem" Masses by Faure, Rutter, Mozart, Verdi and Brahms, the Latin text and message will be familiar -- with a difference.
Culver has incorporated Latin and English in each movement to enable the listener to better understand the text and all its fine points. His "Requiem" is scored for strings, harp, and keyboard, along with choir and soloists, and the composer will conduct the choir and orchestra.
A free-will offering will be taken.
SCF Foundation nominee wins community award
BRADENTON -- Freedom Village, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Foundation's nominee, won the for the Community Spirit award March 2 at the Spirit of Manatee Awards banquet at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.
The Community Spirit award is presented to a foundation, service club, corporation or business that demonstrates a strong commitment to the community through financial support and leadership.
Freedom Village residents created the Memorial Scholarship Program in 1997. Since its inception, many SCF students have received scholarships from the program through the SCF Foundation, which partners with Freedom Village. In the past five years, the program has awarded 450 scholarships to students attending 12 different universities, totaling more than $548,000 in funds.
Led by Chairman Glenn A. Vergason, the Freedom Village community raises more than $100,000 annually through contributions and selling items donated by residents.
In 2015, SCF Foundation nominees Beverly Beall and Kemp Riechmann won the Leadership Spirit award for their charitable investment in the community.
Information: Call 941-752-5390 or email Allison Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jury duty scam resurfaces in Sarasota County
SARASOTA -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office warned citizens about a telephone scam in which a caller contacts them claiming there is a warrant for their arrest because they missed jury duty.
This scam can include requests for money to pay a fine by people representing themselves as a member of the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office and the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller for Sarasota County, which issues jury summons, want citizens to know employees never make requests of jurors for payment of fines over the telephone and do not request personal financial information.
Before acting on an unsolicited phone call regarding jury service, contact the Clerk's Office at 941-861-7425, to confirm any such claims and whether jury duty was missed.
Variations of the jury duty scam have been reported since 2005 in multiple states and warnings have been issued in Sarasota County for several years.
-- Herald staff reports