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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The De Soto Parade returns to Bradenton on Saturday night. The Grand Parade is the culmination of the month-long De Soto festival, put on each year by the Hernando De Soto Society, which also includes Friday Night's Grand Ball at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, at which the new De Soto Queen will be crowned and this year's Hern will be named. This year's parade has over 150 illuminated entries. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at Manatee High School.

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Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board approved of a certified public accounting firm proposed to perform the district's external auditing services. 

The vote followed a presentation heard by board members during the workshop prior to the meeting.

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Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Toyota and Discovery Education have announced that a three-student team from Southeast High School beat out thousands of entrants from across the country to become one of the top 10 finalists in the annual Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, the nation’s premier teen safe driving program. Now in its third year, the contest, part of an ongoing partnership between Toyota and Discovery Education, invites teens across the country to create short videos to inspire their friends to drive more safely and avoid distractions.

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Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Marauders (12-6) lost the home stand finale against the Charlotte Stone Crabs (6-12) 7-1 on Tuesday night at McKechnie Field. Charlotte’s win ended Bradenton’s seven game winning streak.

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Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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When it comes to Pro Truck racing at Desoto Speedway, Chad Chastain seems to have figured out the quick way around the three-eighths mile oval early this season. In a near replay of last month's Pro Truck feature, Chastain grabbed the lead at around the halfway point of the 50-lap feature and drove on to his second straight win at the Bradenton raceway.

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Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Asolo Repertory Theatre will host musical and dramatic auditions for Equity and Non Equity roles for its 2014-15 season on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Monday, April 28, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Asolo Rep. Specific room locations will be confirmed when auditions are booked. From South Pacific to The Matchmaker, Asolo Rep is casting for a variety of roles in several different productions.

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Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. welcomes two new paralegals to the firm. Mickale L. Linton has joined the firm’s West Palm Beach office and Jennifer S. Bissette joined the firm’s Tampa Bay office.

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Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners approved Resolution R14-072 making April, 25, 2014 "Free Transit Day" in Manatee County. In other business, county attorney Micky Palmer postponed a vote on the revised procedures for meetings of the County Commissioners: Resolution 2014; to be heard at a later date.

 

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Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board voted to approve a contract for external auditing services by Moore Stevens Lovelace PA. During public comments, board members heard several citizens express opposition to the possible sale of the park property on Jessie P. Miller Elementary. The board also approved notice of advertising for revision of its wellness and nutrition policy.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Record Store Day hit downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday—TBT contributing editor Mike Tokars got the scoop. 

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Obituaries

Name Date
James Sexton April 17, 2014
Francis O'Connor April 4, 2014
Duane Silver April, 2014
Norma Semrinec April 15, 2014
Lee Jackson April, 2014
Virginia Goodhew April 11, 2014
Dorothy Hackett April 9, 2014
Margaret Nelson April 9, 2014
Robert McNally April 2, 2014
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