Would you like to say farewell to Sister Nora Brick?
Folks will get the chance to do so for Manatee County’s own “Sister Teresa” from 1 to 3 p.m. May 22 at Mother Cabrini Center, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 12001 69th St. E., Parrish.
Her successor, Sister Noelle Hart, will be there, too.
Call 745-1659 or 748-6835 for details.
The retirement bash is being co-hosted by the church along with Project Light and Stillpoint House of Prayer, the two non-profits Sister founded in Bradenton.
Sister Nora has been recuperating at a Franciscan convent in Tenafly, N.J., from the injuries she suffered on Valentine’s Day, when she was assaulted at her mobile home in Bradenton.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Eliseo Ortiz, the accused assailant, remains at large.
n DeSoto Speedway’s Kevin Walters is 44.
n Don’t miss tonight’s MHS Jazz in the Courtyard at 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Bring a lawnchair.
n Bradenton barrister John Lakin will be on the air doing regular analysis of the Casey Anthony murder trial for CNN’s Headline News and TRU TV beginning May 23.
n The MHS Class of 1956 holds its 55th reunion May 20-22. Call Dewey Eason at 761-4804 for details.
One returning alum will be Bill Anderson, who won a Super Bowl ring with Vince Lombardi’s Packers and is a Tennessee Volunteer Hall of Famer and former color commentator for UT.
n When I spotted a white bandage across Mike Suchy’s kisser at the Golden Heralds a week ago Thursday, I got a “Don’t ask,” look from the Southeast High shortstop.
So I asked his mom, Mary.
The day before at practice, Seminoles catcher Cameron Cox threw to second to nab Ethan Lundberg, but the ball glanced off his helmet and -- POW! -- smacked Mike in the mouth.
“Four hours later, we’re leaving the plastic surgeon’s office with about eight to 10 stitches total,” his mother said.
Dr. Jacqueline Royce did the honors.
n It’s Girl Scout Night 7 p.m. Saturday when the Bradenton Marauders host the Clearwater Threshers at McKechnie Field.
All Girl Scouts are welcome in their Scout shirts and sashes, and pre-registered troops will have a pre-game parade around the field. The first 500 Scouts get a special patch giveaway.
Then 5 p.m. Sunday, it’s Bark at the Park. Bring your dog to the game. Pooch passes are $5 at the box office and proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Manatee County. There will be a dog-owner look alike contest and prize for the best dressed pet.
n Speaking of McKechnie, check out the review of our favorite ballpark on Paul Swaney’s website, Stadium Journey, at:
n St. Joseph School’s Maddi Davenport is 7. Cheers from parents Peggi and Bruce.
n PHS alum Karol Kavanaugh-MacQuarrie, a graduated enhancement resource teacher at the Harry Schwittman Education Center in New Port Richey, got her masters in education leadership from USF.
Hurrah! from parents Kevin and Carol Kavanaugh.
n That’s 43 years for Lynn and Doug Egger.
n Big ups to the MHS Key Club, recognized as one of the state’s top three clubs at the 73rd annual Florida District Convention in Orlando.
Outgoing club president Camden Mills won Distinguished President and was among five to win the prestigious G. Herald Martin Outstanding President Award.
Outgoing lieutenant governor Sydney O’Reilly won Distinguished Lieutenant Governor and Most Outstanding Board Member on the Florida Key Club Board.
Aimee Gartman and Jeff Drummy were recognized for work on the governor’s project.
The MHS Key Club’s Extreme Home Keyover project -- renovating a family home in South County -- won second in Single Service Division.
It also won the scrapbook competition, qualifying for the international convention this summer -- in Phoenix!
Vin’s People, is by local columnist Vin Mannix. He can be reached at 745-7055, or firstname.lastname@example.org.