Category: Features

Life after death

How organ donation turned one woman’s grief into hope On the third floor of Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Lenny Sanderlin was dying. It was unexpected and sudden. Sanderlin, 54, had been working his usual night shift at the North Port Walmart on a Saturday. By the time he returned home Sunday morning, the day before New

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‘He looked depressed, lethargic’

A dozen residents stood quietly on the dock, pointing at a flipper in the fogged water. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff members and volunteers churned along a shallow Punta Gorda canal, pulling a bobbed net that was anchored across the water. The area between the two ends of the net progressively got

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A sought after job. Really.

Horse in Christmas parade requires human pooper scooper True Holiness Church Pastor Clifton McNealy followed closely behind a horse on Saturday with a stroller, his 8-month-old triplets, his son and a shovel. John Lloyd, or ‘Big John,’ cracked his bull whip and guided his golden buckskin quarter horse, Kitty, sideways, frontwards and towards awed children

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Meet Mr. Big Ears

If there was space, there was art. Eileen Millan, an artist with a tenure of 40+ years in Chelsea, sprawled out her work in the Vermeer co-op’s boardroom. On the table, in rolling chairs, in bins and even the carts were filled with greeting cards, collages, watercolors and flowers galore. And one character in particular

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