SUN PHOTOS -- BY SUE PAQUIN -- Left: Gena Davis, Charlotte County Special Olympics director (third from left), holds a check presented to Special Olympics during the Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser on Sunday. The money was presented by the Detroit Lions Fan Club, which meets at The Lion?s Den at Bowland on Sundays. Standing with Davis are Bill Knapp, Jon Oemig, Doug Ansdale, Kelly Ranney, Jim and Ben Nordstrom, Jerry Toporek and Dawn Rinehart.
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Weekend flooding ?still being monitored
SUN-PHOTO BY ALLISON SHIRK, email@example.com -- Public Works employees mark off a sinkhole Monday afternoon in the Jockey Club community at the intersection of Woods Lane and Fairbrook Street in North Port.
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Starbucks open for National Coffee Day
SUN-PHOTO BY ALLISON SHIRK, firstname.lastname@example.org -- The new drive-thru Starbucks at Cocoplum Village Shops off U.S. 41 still had cars lined up late Monday morning. Customers said they were happy how convenient it will be to get their morning coffee now.
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Patrons happy to be back at Springs
SUN PHOTO BY SAMANTHA GHOLAR -- Visitors prepare to take a dip in Warm Mineral Springs Monday afternoon following the attraction's reopening Saturday. The Springs attracts visitors from all over like this newlywed couple celebrating their honeymoon, who heard about the Springs from Florida residents.
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Former local sheriff candidate advances with SCSO
PHOTO PROVIDED -- Salvador Olmos, president of the Florida Youth Leadership Academy group, and 15 other foster youth from across the state of Florida recently graduated from this year’s annual FYLA. The nine-month program culminated at the 2014 Child Protection Summit at the World Center Marriott in Orlando. “Graduation from this prestigious academy will serve Salvador well as he completes requirements for his GED and continues on to college in November of this year,” according to Penelope A. Deutsch, Children’s Home Society mentor, AMIKids Crossroads Inc. mentor/tutor and Children’s Services Council governor-appointee, pictured here in a “selfie” with Salvador in the auditorium during the event.