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SUN PHOTO BY KRIS STEWART Speakers, vendors and local agencies at Saturday's Hurricane & Business Expo all stressed the same thing A- preparedness, preparedness, preparedness.
Dorothy Carter is a woman on a mission. Taking advantage of Senior Discount Day on a Monday afternoon last month at Bealls Outlet in Punta Gorda, the Gulf Cove resident searched for hard-to-find 95 percent discount items to donate to some charities.
SUN PHOTO BY TAMI GARCIA, firstname.lastname@example.org Elizabeth Gruca and Letitia Guido move the tassels on their caps Friday afternoon at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda, after being recognized officially by Charlotte County Public Schools superintendent Doug Whittaker as graduates.
SUN PHOTO BY JEN BRUNO The seniors of Edison Collegiate High School watch as their fellow classmates take their turn receiving their diploma during the school's first commencement ceremony, held Friday evening at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda.
SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY Dressed in ceremonial garb, John Griffin explains the role Black Seminoles had during their conflicts with the U.S., during the 13th annual Emancipation Day celebration Saturday afternoon at the Blanchard House Museum in Punta Gorda.
SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS Sporting multicolor hibiscus and butterflies on her hat, Marinna Rhodes, 4, waits patiently for the start of the 2013 Lil' Miss Hibiscus pageant for girls to represent the City of Hibiscus - Punta Gorda.
Charlotte QB Amari Washington carries against Dunbar during the second quarter Friday at Charlotte High School.
The Civilian Gun Safety Class scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. Another class will be held in June, but the exact date has not yet been determined.
Employing "something old" in its recent fundraising campaign, the United Way of Charlotte County soared past its goal of $900,000, reaching $944,000. "I don't know what exactly to attribute it to," said executive director Carrie Blackwell Hussey.
Each year since 1993, the Cultural Center of Charlotte County has recognized one of the citizens of Charlotte County for his contribution to the community and his continuing support of the Cultural Center.
SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell watches as 3rd-grader Mario Scarola explains that soccer is the most popular sport in Mexico.
She was born June 12, 1940, in Irondale, Ala., to John T. and Mary Bailey Sr., and was affectionately called "Momma or Grandma Liz." Momma Liz moved to Punta Gorda when she was 15 years old, and worked for Gulf Shore Seafood for 25 years before retiring to enjoy her life.
PHOTO PROVIDED Emily Moenning of Charlotte High School took home multiple scholarships at the High School Art Show May 2 at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda.