The soon to be 64-year-old Manatee is used to posing for photos after so many parties over the years.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Toni Whitt
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
He's ready for his close-up. Snooty is set to turn 64 and like every other year he's about to get a huge party. No surprises here for the senior citizen sea cow. The South Florida Museum has been doing it up big for Snooty for more than a decade. Afterall he is considered to be the oldest living Manatee. He's one of four Manatees living permanently in captivity and he has a decade on the others, said Marilyn Margold, aquarium director. Currently Snooty is living with a couple of much younger Manatees — Epac and Charlie — as they go through rehabilitation before being released back into the wild this winter. Those living in the wild today rarely make it to their teenage years with the hazards of modern life: boaters, red tide and even the …
Manatee manages to win just one game in the nine sets played in Thursday's playoff to determine the Class 4A-Region 4 champion.
The Riverview High girls tennis team claimed the program's fourth straight region championship in convincing fashion on Thursday. Playing on its own home court, Riverview swept all five singles matches against Manatee in a playoff to determine the Class 4A-Region 4 championship. Manatee, which finished second to Riverview at last week's District 7 tournament, only won one game in the nine sets of tennis played. Senior Danielle Truitt recorded a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Dana Scott, who was filling in for injured District 7 champion Carolyn Chupa, at No. 1 singles. Classmates Abby Yull and Nicole Pivonka won 12 unanswered games against their opponents in No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively. Junior Livia Toth registered a 6-0, 6-0 win in the …