SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS -- Lemon Bay High School seniors Seth Falkenburg and Madison Young both have been awarded $30,000 scholarships to the Ringling College of Art + Design. The announcement was made at the Visual Art Center Youth Art Show awards Thursday evening, where samples of their pieces, 'Psyche' and 'Awakening,' were on display. Falkenburg also received the Vicky Potts-Tax Collector Award, and Young won the VAC Scholarship given to one student at each of the high schools. Camryn Callison from Port Charlotte High School and Olivia Griffing Jayne from Charlotte High School were the other recipients.
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Venice company engineers system for military
PHOTO PROVIDED -- Here is the counterbalance torsion spring system engineered precisely to lift the 200-pound mortar door straight up. The system is manufactured in Venice.
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Sgt. Ron Kocher's 1st Marine Division unit was overrun by Chinese in Korean War
PHOTO PROVIDED -- When this picture was taken in 1953, Sgt. Ron Kocher was serving as a Marine Corps artillery spotter with the 2nd Regiment, 1st Marine Division in Korea.
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Man charged with burglarizing bank
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Warbirds to help wounded veterans
SUN PHOTO BY GREG MARTIN -- Paul Crowley, head mechanic for Trudeau Warbird Enterprises, tightens up a fitting on a T-28 military plane at one of the business' hangars at the Punta Gorda Airport. The plane, which is undergoing an annual inspection, represents an example of the type to be displayed next weekend at Warbird Weekend.
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Professional organizer finds a place for everything
PHOTO PROVIDED -- Professional organizer Debra Bell.
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Church to hold fundraiser for cancer victim
PHOTO PROVIDED -- Kellie and Justin Brown were married in Nov. 2011. Kellie suffers from myleoproliferative disease, a rare form of leukemia. Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 McCall Road, (State Road 776), Port Charlotte, is organizing a fundraiser for 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 to help with medical expenses.
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Placida Market featured Artist of the Week
SUN FILE PHOTO -- Artist Sheryl Unwin specializes in wildlife and portraits. Her work can be seen at the Placida Saturday Arts and Crafts Market Saturday, and almost every other Saturday through April.
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Equestrian center owner charged with animal neglect
FACEBOOK PHOTO -- A 25-year-old Egyptian Arab gelding named Chase was obtained by the Mellow Run Equestrian Center in November 2011. --