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.
Album ID: 1767151
Amateur bluegrass musicians jam at Cultural Center
HERALD PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- -- Jamming in the courtyard at the Cultural Center, a group of non-professional bluegrass musicians were enjoying the time spent together before the actual bluegrass concert on Jan. 18. -- Jim Blahnik on mandolin takes his turn playing solo.
Album ID: 1763678
Charlotte Harbor Singles for Sail holds Change of Watch
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Charlotte Harbor Singles for Sail held its Change of Watch on Jan. 18 at the Heritage Oaks clubhouse. Incoming Commodore Terry Reiss shakes hands with the outgoing Commodore Dave Oberle.
Album ID: 1763677
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Album ID: 1754910
Dollars going for mammograms
PHOTO PROVIDED -- Since 2000, the Englewood-based Dollars for Mammograms has been paying for mammograms and other testing needed by those who can ill-afford care. This year will be no different. Photographed here are the nonprofit's board members: Christine Davis, Carol Kouba, Rita Bertler, Linda Mercer and Helen Anderson.
Album ID: 1754004
Kelting Home Inspections ribbon-cutting
Chatting with owner of Kelting Home Inspections Wesley Bulifant before the ceremony are Kay Hoffman and Ashley Houseman from Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty on Dec. 17.
Album ID: 1751729
Miss Port Charlotte contest raises prom funds
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Before she was crowned Miss Port Charlotte, senior Riena Casa conceded to the rap-off competition between her and one of the emcees of the event, Matias Robles. The annual Miss Port Charlotte contest, a benefit sponsored by the junior class to help fund the PCHS Pirate prom, had contestants from each grade who competed in talent, Q and A, along with a grab bag "act on the spot." Casa?s dance talent, humility and staying in character throughout the competition helped win her the title of Miss Port Charlotte.
Album ID: 1751734
Dance with Janis presents holiday show
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Dance with Janis at Horizon presented their First Annual Happy Holiday Show on stage at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County Dec. 22 before a packed house. Leaping straight up into the air, these Dance Achievers 2 Ballet students, ages 5 and 6, were performing their Chinese dance from "The Nutcracker," (in alphabetical order) Tatyanna Cortes, Julia Dumont, Layla Hahs and Jenny Hurlburt.
Album ID: 1751733
Scavenger hunt benefits Kids with Cancer
HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Nicole and Vinnie Maugeri Jr. were at odds trying to determine in which direction they would head first for the Friday the 13th Photo Scavenger Hunt to benefit Kids with Cancer.