Nolan Middle seventh-grader Rachel Elek took first place in a Farm City Week essay contest.
Elek’s winning essay about Ben King Produce in Myakka City was inspired by her visit to the farm, during which she gathered tomatoes and canned them for a fair project.
Elek received the honor during a recent luncheon hosted by the Women’s Club in Palmetto as part of Farm City Week.
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20 Welcome Club of Sarasota/Manatee Luncheon
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
28 Regatta Pointe Marina River Regatta 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance June Networking Social
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
28 3rd Annual Run to Live 5 K and Family Fun Run
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Voters split on referendum votes
Voters approved a tax exemption for new and expanding businesses, but voted against a sales surtax to fund indigent care.
Enjoy this week's Castaway cartoon.
Amateur radio enthusiasts to gather for Field Day
A group of emergency-response volunteers will hone their skills this weekend, as they practice using their radios to communicate to authorities during disasters.