SUN PHOTO BY MADISON HEID, email@example.com -- The splash pad at Atwater Community Park in eastern North Port is now set to open in early October.
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Pickleball on the courts
Jeff Carman serves up the perforated ball during a recent morning match.
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Outdoor fitness zone
PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- This outdoor fitness zone is located in Linear Park along side the parking lot behind the Merrill Lynch building that sits in front of Fishermen?s Village in Punta Gorda, just off W. Marion Avenue. Built in 2014, through the generosity and support of the Punta Gorda Rotary Club, Home Depot and the City of Punta Gorda, the five pieces of adult fitness equipment is fast becoming the "free" outdoor place to go to exercise regardless of ability. Meant for ages 14 and older the fitness zone was designed to target the upper body, core, lower body and the cardiovascular system.
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Get ready to show your pride Aug. 29
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Last week of summer camp
During the last week of summer camp at South County Recreation Center, campers and counselors were still having fun. Eighth-grader Eric Bockin takes center stage up front with the campers for a group photo.
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Charlotte High Football Family Poker Run
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Despite the torrential rains Aug. 8, the 3rd Annual Charlotte High Football Family Poker Run took place with 36 entries. Making it to shore just before the 4 p.m. cutoff, this team, Renee and Tom Massolio joined by Janet Scinta and Tom Huff, draw their last of five cards. Not a winning hand, but they could not deny the fun they had throughout the day. The first card was obtained the night before at Dean?s South of the Border. On Saturday, there were three stops for cards -- Burnt Store Marina, Lazy Flamingo and The Sand Bar at Alligator Creek for a swim -- with the final stop at Hurricane Charley?s by 4 p.m. for the last card.
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Open house at Punta Gorda Middle School
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Eighth-graders David Thame and Kamila Arias meet and greet new students and their families as well as those who came to pick up schedules during the open house at Punta Gorda Middle School.