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Dance teams’ set showcase at BRHS

Like to see our county’s considerable school-age dance team talent under one roof?

So do Linda Boone and Helen Dolbec.

The doyennes of dance at Manatee High and Bayshore High, respectively, are putting together a countywide showcase, “Yes We Can ... Dance,” on March 6 at Braden River High.

It will involve squads from the county’s high schools, some middle schools and possibly some elementary schools.

Call Helen at 792-8274 or e-mail her at for details.

n Oh, no! Say it isn’t so!

Stacey Brown is about to hit the Big 4-0! The milestone is Monday.

Cheers from sons Tyler and Austin. Her big brother, Gene, is amused.

n A warm Manatee County welcome to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ new interns — especially the fellows from frigid Wisconsin — who are already busy getting Pirate City and McKechnie Field ready for baseball fans.

They are Chris Cobus, Matt Glocke, Tim Rath, Rob Sorensen and Chad Vossekuil from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse; Matt McCoy and Ryan Taylor from Central Michigan University; Mark Davis, Indiana University; Jeremy Figueroa, University of Tampa; and Brian Friedhaber, West Virginia University.

By the way, Pirates pitchers and catchers report Feb. 13.

n Paul Maechtle, SEHS’s venerable AD and head football coach, wants to thank all the alums who turned out for the multi-class reunion last summer and did a nice turn for their alma mater, as well.

After expenses, they made a donation to the Seminoles’ athletic and band programs.

“The Southeast family is grateful for their consideration and generosity,” Maechtle said. “It comes at a great time.”

n Never mind trying to spell Ray and Sally Przybycin’s last name.

How do you pronounce it?

“Presbyterian always works for me,” Ray joked.

“It’s Prez-bih-kin,” Sally said.

n Adopt-A-Family president Cindy Eliason thanks the crew at Two Men and a Truck, 8251 15th St. E., Unit N, Sarasota.

They donated trucks, time and men to help Adopt move supplies, inventory and furniture from storage units to the distribution center at the Sarasota Bradenton Commerce Center for the holidays.

n Dorothy “Nana” DeChambre is 85 years young.

Cheers from Yvonne, Slip, Lindsay, Brit and Matt.

n Henry Lawrence performs tonight at Bradenton’s Cigar Bar on Old Main Street.

The former Raiders offensive tackle and three-time Super Bowl champion with the soulful pipes struts his stuff starting at 9 p.m.

Call 744-2589.

Vin’s People, runs Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please call Vin Mannix at 745-7055, write him at P.O. Box 921, Bradenton, Fla. 34206 or e-mail him at