HERALD PHOTOS BY -- BETSY WILLIAMS -- Charity Games sponsored by the Harbor Heights/Peace River Rotary benefited 11 local charities: AMI Kids Crossroads, the Animal Welfare League, YaYa Girls BackPack Kidz, Beyond Ourselves, Boys & Girls Club, C.A.R.E., Habitat for Humanity, Homeless Coalition, Lung Cancer Research Council, Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic. The event was held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Kim Powers, Sherry Penfield, her son Jason Wolfe, Marshall Montagna and Blair Lovejoy were ready for a night of placing bets and hopefully winning.
Album ID: 1861404
Trek Bike Ride supports breast cancer awareness
HERALD PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Survivors like Rosa Otero, Debbie Stankiewicz and Lu Roy were the first to ride across the pink ribbon for the 10-mile bike ride early Saturday morning during the 7th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Trek sponsored by The Bicycle Center on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.
Album ID: 1858507
Chamber hosts Third Wednesday coffee
HERALD PHOTOS -- BY DONNELL BATES -- RIGHT: From Anchored Stitches Embroidery, Paul and Barb Cartwright joined Mike Bladorn from Monarch Printing at the Wednesday business coffee on Sept. 17.
Album ID: 1858509
Paint the mall pink for breast cancer awareness
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Raising awareness for breast cancer, the Port Charlotte Town Center Mall held a Paint the Mall Pink day on Oct. 11. Taking her chances on the spinning wheel at the Susan G. Komen booth is Jayne Pastula.
Album ID: 1858508
Alzheimer?s Association holds 80?s party
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Raising funds for the Alzheimer?s Association, an 80?s themed party was held Sept. 26 -- at the 24TwentyOne Event Center in Port Charlotte. Committee members included Kim Spencer, Amie Conti, Melissa Lockhart, Melissa Vanderbilt, Holli Burns and Linda Howard. The annual Walk to End Alzheimer?s will be held Saturday in Gilchrist Park, Punta Gorda. For more information on the walk, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/walk.
Album ID: 1858511
College fair held at Port Charlotte High
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- While at the College Fair for high school students, Port Charlotte High School juniors James Cupo and Tyler Moore, also members of the Navy Junior ROTC, talked with -- Sgt. Jeffery Pakebusch, Sgt. Anthony Sellers, EM1 Ben Walker and FC1 Kevin Boshears, representing four branches of the service. The college fair was held in the gym at Port Charlotte High School, centrally located for all Charlotte County high schools, with more than 100 colleges, universities, trade schools and other options represented.
Album ID: 1858505
Customers show 'shear? pleasure for new barbershop
HERALD PHOTO BY BARBARA -- BEAN-MELLINGER -- Owner Cari Jackson and barber Sharon Reid have more than 20 years of experience cutting hair, and they are happy to offer their experience to customers at Burnt Store Barber Shop, 16500 Burnt Store Road, Unit 108, Punta Gorda. During the first month they were open, the women recorded more than 150 haircuts, plus perms, colors and highlights.
Album ID: 1855685
Weather only thing young Pirates can?t beat
HERALD PHOTO BY CHUCK BALLARO -- Port Charlotte JV running back T.J. Luther lowers his shoulder before contact with North Port's Clifford Atherley during their Sept. 24 game.
Album ID: 1855680
Celebrity Server Fundraiser held at Ruby Tuesday
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Darcy Woods; Jessica Penn; D.J. Woods, 10; Maddy Cabana, 12; and her mother, Tina Figliulo; were among the many who came out to support the second FBA Celebrity Server Fundraiser held at Ruby Tuesday in the Port Charlotte Town Center Mall on Sept. 25.
Album ID: 1855674
St. Charles takes on Community Christian
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Surrounded by Community Christian School players, Mickey Gonzales, seventh-grader at -- St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, holds tight to the ball weaving in and out trying to bypass the opposition before they pull his flags during the last game of the flag football season. The game was played Sept. 23 on St. Charles? field, with the end score 50-46. The Community Christian Mustangs won.