+ CDD 6 adopts
Lakewood Ranch Community Development District 6 supervisors unanimously adopted a $729,028 operating budget for fiscal year 2012/2013, during a meeting Aug. 29, at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall.
+ ODA teacher offers
early childhood music class
The Out-of-Door Academy teacher Nicole Porrello earned received the 2012 Musikgarten Achievement Award this summer, which signifies full certification for the Musikgarten early childhood music program. Porrello, a middle- and high-school music and chorus teacher will begin teaching a family music class for babies and toddlers at ODA’s Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 8.
For info, contact Porrello at [email protected].
+ Authorities seeking
information in hit-and-run
A Bradenton resident suffered no injuries during a hit-and-run crash that occurred Wednesday, Aug. 29, on State Road 70, just west of Lorraine Road.
A Florida Highway Patrol report states 41-year-old Wade Smith was driving his 2006 Toyota when an SUV failed to stop and rear-ended Smith’s vehicle.
The vehicle is described as a dark blue American-made SUV, with damage to the front. The driver is described as a white female with long blond or gray hair.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has knowledge of the driver should contact Florida Highway Patrol investigator Trooper Loretta Kiner, at 239-938-1800.
+ FPRA names new board
The Central West Coast Chapter of Florida Public Relations Association has installed its new board of directors.
The installation ceremony, led by FPRA State President Jeff Nall, was held Aug. 21, at the Polo Grill and Bar.
The new board includes: President Elise Lipoff-Ramer, of Home-Tech; Immediate Past President Sally Hill, of Suncoast Workforce; Director of Administration Seana Mincy, of KSC Advertising and Public Relations; Vice President of Communications Rich Odato, of Odato Marketing Group; Vice President of Events, Caroline Tanner, of Easter Seals of Southwest Florida; Vice President of Membership Emmalee Legler, of the South Florida Museum; Vice President of Finance Dave Rokita, of Trigon Consulting Services; Co-directors of Image Awards Susan Blake, of Bear Creek Veterinary Alternatives, and Yen Reed, of Goodwill Industries; Director of Professional Development Melanie Reda, of FCCI; Director of Special Events and Community Services Maggie Lacher, of Florida Cancer Physicians Network; Director of Website Melissa Link, of Brand Eleven Eleven; Director of Media Relations Michael Polin, of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; and Director of Social Media Erika Wise Borland, of Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care.
+ Meetings & Agendas
Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Land-use Meeting — 9 a.m. Sept. 6, at the Manatee County Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Public Budget Hearing — 6 p.m. Sept. 6, at the Manatee County Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Manatee County School Board Regular Meeting and Approval of the Final Budget — 5:45 p.m. Sept. 10, at the School District Administration Building, 215 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.