MTC inducts 26 into National Adult Education Honor Society

MTC will induct 26 into national honor society

BRADENTON -- Manatee Technical College will induct 26 students into the National Adult Education Honor Society at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayshore High School Auditorium.

This will be the first induction ceremony for the school as Manatee Technical College rather than Manatee Technical Institute. It will also be the first time evening students are included in the honors.

Students chosen for this honor are in the top 2 percent of their class. The Manatee adult education program serves more than 1,300 students. About half the inductees are working toward their GEDs, and the other half are learning English as a secondary language.

FHP wolfpack detail set this weekend in Sarasota

SARASOTA -- The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI wolfpack detail from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday in Sarasota County. FHP troopers will be mobile in monitoring traffic to maximize visibility and effectiveness in removing impaired drivers from the roadways.

Vern Buchanan to address Manatee Forum on May 26

BRADENTON -- Five-term Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, will speak at the Manatee Forum at 6 p.m. May 26, at the Renaissance on 9th.

Vern Buchanan is co-chairman of the bipartisan 29-member Florida congressional delegation and Florida's only congressman on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, international trade and health care. Buchanan is also a member of the House Budget Committee.

Dinner is $22. RSVP at manateeforum@gmail.com.

Florida stone crab season closes after Friday

MANATEE -- The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes Saturday.

Stone crab season will reopen Oct. 15. The five-month closure occurs each year during peak spawning season to help sustain Florida's stone crabs.

Commercially harvested stone crab claws may be possessed and sold during the closed season only if placed in inventory prior to May 16 by a licensed wholesale or retail dealer.

Stone crab traps must be removed from the water within five days after the close of the stone crab season unless a special extension is granted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

-- Herald staff reports