Manatee’s Got Talent

April 13, 2020

THE GIRLS OF THE RYHERD CATTLE COMPANY…

WORDS: Kara Chalmers PICTURES: Whitney Patton In September, Caitlyn Ryherd, 14, watched one of her cows give birth to a calf, a boy, whom she named […]
February 13, 2020

ASHLEY THE ARTIST

WORDS: Kara Chalmers PICTURES: Whitney Patton When Ashley Santana-Morales was only eight, her art teacher knew she had a gift. “She was very artistic,” said Alex […]
January 8, 2020

A COMPETITIVE EDGE

A COMPETITIVE EDGE… WORDS: Kara ChalmersPICTURES: Whitney Patton When Sophie Potillo dances, she is graceful, precise, and expressive. All things that make her a winner. Sophie, […]
October 8, 2019

LORD OF THE STRINGS

LORD OF THE STRINGS… WORDS: Kara Chalmers PICTURES: Whitney Patton In summer, the Pops Orchestra in Bradenton runs “Camping with the Pops,” an intensive program that […]