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Updated: 04/27/2014 08:00:02AM

Show offers home, garden beauty tips

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Sabena Hubbard of Under the Coconuts, based on Merritt Island, Fla., gives a persuasive demonstration of the benefits received from a hammock chair at this weekend’s Spring Home and Garden Show at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda, which continues today.

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Paul Deroche of The All Pro Guys uses the same material made for NASA’s space-age suits for home insulation, because of its out-of-this-world ability to redirect the sun's heat.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

Bob Tetrault receives information Saturday about a planned bocce ball court at his Port Charlotte home from Chris Dwyer of Murdock Stones Etc.

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Jane Higgins of Port Charlotte checks out the tropical plants at Judy’s Jungle of Arcadia, Saturday at the Spring Home and Garden Show.

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Don and Sandy Raisanen, snowbirds from Minnesota with a home in Punta Gorda, search for the perfect winter-migration accessory at Dom’s Sunglasses of Lakeland, Fla. Back home, they say there is still 5 feet of snow packed against their garage.

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Chef Brian Moxon offers a cooking demonstration, and some samples, to folks at the eighth annual Spring Home and Garden Show, which continues today at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda.

By GARY ROBERTS

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PUNTA GORDA — After retiring in Connecticut, Bob Tetrault knew he wanted to move to Port Charlotte. All he had to do was convince his wife.

So he took her to Charlotte Harbor, which she liked. Then he showed her Englewood Beach, which she liked very much. Then it was on to Venice Beach.

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