PHOTO PROVIDED -- “Osceola,” a 13-year-old panther, recently arrived at Babcock Ranch.
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Team Punta Gorda celebrates 10 years
SUN PHOTOS BY DONNELL BATES -- Team Punta Gorda celebrated 10 years as a grassroots volunteer organization, founded after Hurricane Charley ravaged the city in August 2004, with a 10-year anniversary dinner at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda on Friday. President of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce John Wright, center, greets new arrivals City Councilman Tom Cavanaugh and his wife Helen, and Beverly and Jerry O?Halloran to the gala.
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Early voting underway in Sarasota County
SUN PHOTO BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER, email@example.com -- North Port residents stand in line outside of the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections office in Biscayne Plaza in North Port Saturday morning, waiting to take advantage of early voting, which continues through Nov. 1.
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Setting up Santa?s workshop
PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS -- In a total volunteer effort on Saturday, Coca-Cola driver Anibal Alvarez (left, kneeling), Kevin Gerioux of the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club, Gulf Coast Chapter (right, kneeling) and many others helped empty out four storage facilities filled with Toys for Tots donations, then bringing the contents to a warehouse in the Publix shopping center at 24123 Peachland Blvd. From here, the toys will be distributed to more than 2,000 families Dec. 20-22, just in time for Christmas. Last year, Charlotte County Toys for Tots delivered 35,000 toys to 7,100 children.
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Seniors celebrate Halloween with potluck
SUN PHOTOS BY MONICA AMAYA -- North Port Senior Center board members, along with City Commissioner Linda Yates, fourth from left, welcome everybody to the recent Halloween Potluck at the North Port Senior Center. North Port City Manager Jonathan Lewis also attended the event.