PHOTO PROVIDED BY RICK RAMOS
Alberto Cruz, right, and Johana Reagin share a laugh about an artistic point while Shirley Reis, foreground, of Punta Gorda prepares her piece for the Gallery Walk Art Exhibit, set for Thursday at Florida Gulf Coast University's Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda.
Judy Piotrowski proudly accepts her 42-inch LCD TV from David Obermier from a recent open house drawing at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services.
Edison State College Charlotte Campus' team for the Punta Gorda Relay for Life event recently played host to a yard sale. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Punta Gorda Relay for Life, which is set for April 5-6. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/learn/index. Here, Joyce Peek promotes clothing sales
Maj. Paul Reeves, left, shakes the hand of Maj. Richard Morrell, the outgoing commander of the Charlotte Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.
The only female artist in the group of 26 black painters known as the Florida Highwaymen, Mary Ann Carroll will be at the Punta Gorda office of Charlotte State Bank & Trust for a reception Friday. The event is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 2331 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
Congratulations to members of the Punta Gorda Fire Department. The department received a perfect score in a recent inspection by the state Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Services, according to a release from Chief Ray Briggs.
In the release, Briggs said state administrative rules require the bureau to conduct random inspections of Emergency Medical Service providers. These inspections are conducted to ensure compliance with state law governing the operation and provision of basic and advanced life support. In the five major categories inspected for compliance, including apparatus and equipment, no deficiencies were found.
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