As Tropical Storm Sally drenched Southwest Florida this weekend, residents who are used to heavy downpours continued on with life as usual. Kids still played sports, cheerleaders still were in full-force, people flocked to the beaches to see the waves and kids enjoyed the puddles.
VENICE — As COVID-19 shut down large parts of the world, it has also shut out loved ones and residents of assisted living facilities — who are now largely shut in.
Filled with adventures, contests, Bible study and pirates, more than 70 children enjoyed Vacation Bible School themed Mystery Island at Calvary Baptist Church in Englewood. Children earned prizes for bringing a friend and sharing God's word during the week-long children's program.
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Every year, some of the residents around Ollie's Pond Park in Port Charlotte await the return of the white pelicans. Well, they have landed. Photographer James V. Allen caught the birds playing in the water.
How often do you see this? On a private beach on Manasota Key on Sunday, Alison Belsan Horton of Englewood captured the moment this angler threw a bonnethead shark back into the water. In the final photo, you get to see Horton's photographic work again, this time of a great blue heron eating…