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.
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Couple: 'I do'; state: 'No you don't'
SUN PHOTO BY JEN WULF, email@example.com -- 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.
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Navy replaces veteran's stolen grave marker
SUN PHOTO BY SUSAN ERWIN -- Scott Budwitz installs an anchor he created out of mixed concrete at the site of World War II Navy veteran Archie Wayne Shook.
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Zombies raise donations for the homeless
SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTINE CUNNINGHAM, firstname.lastname@example.org -- Scary (but cute) zombies Dameon Von Lydick, Lauralyn Brashear, and Angell Dittmer came out to support the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition on Saturday at the Zombie Walk.
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Hooked on freedom
SUN PHOTO BY GREG MARTIN -- Nick Santini shakes a half dozen blue crab out of trap. The catch is less than usual because a dolphin had flipped over most of the traps in this area to steal the bait.
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Movie producer answers to scam allegations
PHOTO PROVIDED -- Jonathan Herbert, who was born in Ohio, but spent most of his formative years in Englewood, has written his first novel, 'Banyan Street,' which is scheduled to be made into a movie that will be filmed in Englewood, Boca Grande and West Palm Beach. --
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Keystone Society honors Dunn-Rankin
HERALD PHOTO BY JENNIFER BRUNO -- The proud Dunn-Rankin family: Katie, Matthew, Jeff, Mary Lou, Derek, David, Betty and Janie.
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New magnet program offered at VAMS
SUN PHOTO BY AUDREY BLACKWELL -- Dr. Karin Schmidt, principal of Venice Middle School, left, introduces Cadet 1st Sgt. Will Daugherty, Venice High School Marine JROTC, and sixth grader Mark Micalizzi during a press conference April 6 at the school. Schmidt announced the school's application to the Marine Corps League to start a Venice Middle Young Marine program in August for incoming sixth and seventh graders. Her goal is for 88 students to join the magnet program, which will be the only one in the country to run as a full-day leadership and character-building Marine program for middle school students.
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Rollo's film a feature in Boca Raton festival
SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY, email@example.com -- Rich Rollo, former Englewood Water District administrator, will see his first film-making effort screened at a Boca Raton film festival later this month.
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Moving business a family matter
SUN PHOTO BY SANDY PRAY -- Valerie Lawrence working on some colorful flowers on a dish at Bisque It. Valerie has been coming to classes for more than a year.