Home Sweet Home
Once without a place to stay, the Malaspinos are finally ...
THE TELEVISION FLICKERED OFF the tall white walls of the unfurnished living room. Dantae Malaspino lay on a comforter in the middle of the floor, watching it backwards
and upside down,
when something occurred to him. “Mom,” he said. “We need more bacon.” Full Story
Sponsors join forces to keep fireworks display alive
Some people consider Independence Day fireworks displays to be as American as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie. In Charlotte County, those sentiments are a given.
But a lack of community investment last year almost led Smugglers Enterprises Inc., the event’s primary sponsor, to forfeit this year’s annual spectacle in Punta Gorda. Full Story
Proceeds from the third annual Empty Bowls benefit luncheon in April were distributed to three area anti-hunger organizations. Full Story
PR firm has hand in cold cases
In an effort to help with difficultto solve murder and missing person crimes, Fort Myers-based Priority Marketing has teamed up with Florida and Georgia law enforcement agencies to produce Cold Case Playing Cards that are distributed in prisons and probation offices. Full Story
The group, Our Charlotte Elder Affairs Network, recently celebrated its annual Sunflower luncheon to honor an organization that has shown excellence in helping seniors in the community. A $1,000 contribution is made to that organization. Full Story
Meadow Park graduates 115 DARE students
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recently graduated 115 fifth grade students who took the course at Meadow Park Elementary School in Port Charlotte. The students in five fifth grade classes were taught about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco use by School Resource Officer DFC Richard Bohnen. Full Story