News Section: Community
Manatee Spotlight September 2, 2012
Manatee Special Olympians Score Strike at AMF Lanes
Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic Adds Michelle Mohr to Staff
"We are thrilled to welcome Michelle to the practice and proud to have her represent Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic throughout the community" said Tiffany Briggs, Director of Communications with Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic.
"As Outreach Coordinator, I will strive to continue building and fostering relationships throughout the community." said Michelle. "I feel privileged to be representing such an elite group of physicians."
Ms.Mohr now handles the community outreach programs for all seven offices in Manatee and Sarasota counties, as well as Sun City Center.
Manatee County now accepting applications for Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Trust Fund
Manatee County Community Services Department is accepting applications not to exceed $150,000 in financial assistance for driver education programs in public and private schools.
The Manatee County Driver Education Safety Trust Fund is made possible through the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act, named for Dori Slosberg, who was killed in a 1996 car accident in which another teenager was driving. Dori was the 14-year-old daughter of state Rep. Irv Slosberg. The Safety Act allows Florida counties to collect an additional $5 with each civil traffic penalty to be put towards improving teenage driving skills.
The money cannot replace funding from existing sources and cannot be used for administrative expenses. The County cannot directly fund a program offered by a private driving school.
Applications are due Sept. 30 and must be delivered to the Manatee County Administrative complex, Suite 303, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. For more information, or to receive an application, call Linda Paul at (941) 749-3030 or e-mail her at Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org
FBC Palmetto registers youths for AWANA
First Baptist Church of Palmetto is now registering children for AWANA, a Bible-based club for children age 3 through sixth grade. AWANA provides Bible studies, games, singing and special events during the school year. The club meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 5. The cost is $25 per child, $35 for two children or $50 for three or more children. Register online at www.fbcpalmetto.com.
Island Real Estate Broker Welcomes New Baby!
Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc. is excited and proud to announce the arrival of the newest addition to the Island Real Estate family. Business broker Larry Chatt and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed a son, on Wednesday, August 15th. Landon Chatt, weighing 6lbs 8oz, was born at Manatee Memorial Hospital, in Bradenton, Florida. He is the second son for the couple, joining big brother Grayson.
Island Real Estate offers vacation rentals throughout Anna Maria Island, and is the top producing real estate firm on the island. They have operated continuously from the same location since 1970, serving the public at both 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach and 419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
Nicholas and O'Neill Obtain AAAPM Designation
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Chief Operating Officer, John Nicholas, CPA, and Chief Administrative Officer, Tracy O'Neill, SPHR, have been awarded the Association-certified Accredited Administrator in Accounting Practice Management (AAAPM) by the Association for Accounting Administration (AAA). This prominent designation recognizes John and Tracy's knowledge and professional experience in accounting practice management.
The AAA’s voluntary AAAPM certification program joins a growing trend within accounting and other professions to recognize and create value for those individuals who have achieved a high level of competency within the Firm Administrator community. Accreditation is the recognition and designation that the professional managing the firm has achieved a level of expertise within the profession of Firm Administration that exemplifies both their professional capabilities and experience. The credential demonstrates mastery of skill sets necessary to qualify an AAAPM as an individual who has attained an unparalleled level of competence in Firm Administration.
Emmett Till Traveling Exhibit at Saint Stephen's During Month of September
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School welcomes the community to the Emmett Till Traveling Exhibit during the month of September.
The 1955 slaying of Emmett Till, the acquittal of his killers, and the nationwide publicity and protest were pivotal moments in the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. This exhibit, developed by Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, features newspaper headlines, articles, personal correspondences, family photographs, oral histories and other primary source materials regarding the murder of Emmett Till and the ensuing trial.
The exhibit will be on display at Saint Stephen’s (315 41st St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209) in the Middle School Commons.
An opening reception will be held on September 11th from 7pm-9pm. Please call with questions or to RSVP, Will Southerland, 941-746-2121 ext. 1538.
Manatee and Sarasota County school classes and members of the general public are also welcome to scheduled a tour during the month of September.
About Emmett Till and the Traveling Exhibit
In 1955, Emmett Till, a 14 year-old black boy from Chicago, went to spend the summer with his relatives in Money, Mississippi. Shortly after his arrival in the Mississippi Delta, Emmett was kidnapped and murdered for reportedly whistling at a white woman. The two men accused of committing the crime, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, were tried and acquitted by an all-white jury. Shortly thereafter, the duo confessed their guilt, sparking outrage around the world. The murder of Emmett Till is viewed by many as the harbinger of the American Civil Rights Movement.
Composed of newspaper headlines, articles, personal correspondences, family photographs, oral histories and other primary source materials, the Emmett Till Traveling Exhibit takes visitors back to the Mississippi of 1955 during the trial. The panels are arranged thematically and allow visitors to examine the facts and suggestions which surrounded the case.
The Emmett Till Traveling Exhibit was developed by the Delta State University Archives & Museum, and funded through the Mississippi Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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