Port Charlotte High School ROTC hosts annual Military Ball
HERALD PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- -- Wearing the 2014 King and Queen crowns and sashes, Matthew Baumgardt and Abby Adkinson emerge from the formal sword archway during the presentation of this year's 2014 court at the Port Charlotte High Navy Junior ROTC Military Ball that took place Saturday March 29 at Kings Gate Country Club.
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Eye Centers of Florida hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony
Staff members at Eye Centers of Florida gathered for a picture during the open house. Dr. Karen Memoliis is seated on the right and next to her is Dr. Claudio Ferreira. The rest of the staff (some not present) Lorann Johnston, Voula Willette, Jacqui Freund, Dana Stradley, Mark Bock, Jeanne Smith, Joann Larkee, Karen Gotkiewicz and David Jones.
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Pie in the Face day benefits Relay event
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Raising funds for the Port Charlotte Relay for Life that takes place this weekend, Peace River Elementary School held a Pie in the Face event Friday afternoon with all-male faces, teachers and staff members Frank Guitterrez, Vincent Nappi, Brandon Knarr, John Combs, Chuck Hardy and the school?s new Vice Principal Randy Tannehill. Here, Maurice Farhat, fourth-grader, takes his turn, choosing Tannehill to pie.
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Riverwood hosts Mardi Gras Golf Cart Parade
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Riverwood Golf Community off El Jobean Road held a Mardi Gras Golf Cart Parade on March 29, and was sponsored by Riverwood Reality. Decorated carts, faces and clothing were all in fun, followed by an afternoon outside party later and a formal Mardi Gras ball in the clubhouse. Driving his Mardi Gras "masked" golf cart representing the Fairway Lakes neighborhood, Tommy Smith turns the first corner of the parade route.
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Meals on Wheels hosts ribbon-cutting and open house
Members of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce attended the ribbon- -- cutting for Meals on Wheels on March 24. Pictured here are Teresa Desguin, Dr. Paige Kreegel, Pat Oliva, Jenn McLaughlin, -- John Wright -- President of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Punta Gorda, and Punta Gorda City Councilwoman Kim DeVine.
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Paradise Dental joins the chamber
Standing on the steps of Paradise Dental -- on Toledo Blade in Port Charlotte are -- Dr. David Rowe and Dr. Abbey Morales with staff members Sarah Spence, Bonnie Chalifoux, Emily Benning, Linda Dernier, Maggie Valdez, Kim Cooper, Mary Webber and Gavin Amicucci.
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Honor Flight receives donation
PHOTO PROVIDED -- D.O.G.s motorcycle club president Jerry Donella and poker run organizer Hank Kenter hand a check for $4,548 to Honor Flight president Don Vecoli.
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High marks for Punta Gorda Fire
PHOTO PROVIDED BY RICK RAMOS -- Alberto Cruz, right, and Johana Reagin share a laugh about an artistic point while Shirley Reis, foreground, of Punta Gorda prepares her piece for the Gallery Walk Art Exhibit, set for Thursday at Florida Gulf Coast University's Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda.