SUN PHOTO BY CHEYENNE EMRICH -- Mackenzie Flatt, 8, and her brother Carter, 6, pose with Santa on Dec. 12 during Cranberry Elementary School's annual dinner with Santa.
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Group demonstrates for immigration reform
SUN PHOTO BY BILL JONES -- A dozen protestors demonstrate on the steps of the Charlotte County Courthouse in Punta Gorda on Monday, calling on U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (a Repubilcan who represents Florida's 17th district) to support comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the House of Representatives.
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Time to turn page for Kitty, Sandman
SUN PHOTO BY BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER -- Heidi Lange and Kitty-Wan Kenobi of Sandman Book Co. look forward to greeting everyone at their fourth anniversary celebration Thursday.
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Hermitage receives National Endowment grant
PHOTO PROVIDED -- Hermitage artist Michael Eade.
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Neighbors at odds over squirrels
SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES -- Neighbors gather near the home of a South Venice man they say is trapping and killing squirrels inhumanely.
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Tanker crash shuts down I-75 for 10 hours
SUN PHOTO PROVIDED -- Two Charlotte County fire fighters take stock of damage caused by a tanker truck that overturned early Thursday on Interstate 75 near Jones Loop Road. The truck was carrying 8,000 gallons of fuel but no one was injured in the accident.
Album ID: 1463912
Activists mixed on talks
SUN PHOTO BY GREG MARTIN -- This backwater in the Peace River just south of County Road 761 in Southern DeSoto County lies within the 4,400-acre Peaceful Horse Ranch, which Mosaic has offered to donate to the state to settle a lawsuit by the Sierra Club and other groups.
Album ID: 1431053
Dearborn book fest draws hundreds
SUN PHOTOS BY MIKE BILLINGTON, email@example.com -- Punta Gorda author Charles Emma chats with people attending the third annual Dearborn Street Book Festival about his new psychological thriller, 'Lawyers, Lies and Lipstick.' The festival was held in Englewood's Pioneer Park and at the Elsie Quirk Library on Saturday.
Album ID: 1418119
'Layers of protection' prevent drownings
SUN PHOTO BY GREG MARTIN -- Rebecca Phippard, swim program director for the YMCA at Franz Ross Park in Port Charlotte, coaches 3-year-old Avery Rosium on how to float on her back to avoid drowning, during Drowning Awareness Day Saturday.
Album ID: 1365430
Couple: 'I do'; state: 'No you don't'
SUN PHOTO BY JEN WULF, firstname.lastname@example.org -- Sheila Barnett and Melissa Patrick display their wedding rings on a bouquet from their ceremony on 11/11/11. The same-sex couple won a wedding in New York City and, now that they are back in Florida, they are not legally recognized as married.