Thursday, December 25, 2014

Father Jerry Paster of Sacred Heart Welcomes Children to Altar on Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Calusa Bank Sign at Christmas Time

Monday, December 22, 2014

A Christmas Ride

Friday, December 19, 2014

Punta Gorda Kiwanis Christmas Card Lane

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Downtown Christmas Tree Alight

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Foggy Morning in Old Punta Gorda Town

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sailboats in Lights at the Isles Yacht Club

The Lighting of the Fleet is this coming Thursday but there are sailboats at the Isles Yacht basin already in lights 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Snow and Santa in Downtown Punta Gorda

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas in Lights at Punta Gorda History Park

Quednau/Hindman House in lights beyond the foundation at the Punta Gorda History Park

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fishville's Christmas Dolphins

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Village in Lights

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunset Sky Ablaze

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Little Christmas Tree on Hector Square

Hector Square Tree appears diminutive caught between two giant royal palms. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Reverie Mural on Visual Arts Center Wall for Art Festival Celebrating Art Nouveau and Art Deco

Mural recreation of "Reverie" (Alphonso Mucha's well known art nouveau work -- thought to be his best - from 1898 for the printer F. Champenois). by Liz Hutchinson at the Visual Arts Center wall for their current exhibition and art festival "Sensuality Meets Symmetry" through November 29.   

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

More Florida Fall Foliage

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Manatees in Punta Gorda Canal Today in Search of Warmer Waters

A family of manatees approached the dock today for a drink of fresh water.   See more photos at

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bruce and Barbara Laishley Welcome Adam Putnam Florida's Ag Commissioner to Punta Gorda

The Laishleys welcome Adam Putnam Florida's Commission of Agriculture to the Captain's Table in Punta Gorda 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Are those Icicles I see over Fishville?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Volunteer Gardener at Punta Gorda Nature Park on Beautiful Punta Gorda Day

Helen Cavanaugh Volunteer Works at Punta Gorda Nature Park on Beautiful Punta Gorda Day

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Italia at River City

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Not Strange Bubbling Monsters -- They're Mullet Finding a Safe Harbor in Punta Gorda Canals and Harbor

From spring through early fall, mullet feed and fatten in protected waterways and backwaters of Southwest Florida’s brackish coast.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ponce de Leon and his Sign at Ponce Park

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Idle Speed - Pelican Taking a Break

Friday, July 18, 2014

"Old Timers" Donate to new History Center -- Mayor, Vernon Peeples, Commissioner Deutsch and many Punta Gorda People There

Photo taken Wednesday as the "Old Timers" group of Punta Gordans who have lived in the area 25 years or more, donated $11,000 towards a new History Center for Punta Gorda to be housed in the old human services buidling near the highschool.  Among those in the photo are Linda Wilson, 1st left front, Gussie Baker 2nd left front, Edna Jane and Vernon Peeples (front center), Lee Swift front last right; Stephen R. Deutsch 2nd row left, Nancy Prafke center third row, Howard Kunik, back row 2nd, Gene Murtha (President PGHC) 2nd to end right last row,  Bruce Laishley last row right end.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A View Down Marion Avenue Passed the old Turtle Club

Marion Ave. Between Taylor and 41 North. Turtle Club (which is said to be opening again the Fall) in the foreground.  

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Possibly one of the Oldest Buildings in Punta Gorda -- 756 West Marion Ave.

According to "Historic Houses and Buildings in Punta Gorda, Florida" distributed by the Punta Gorda History Society, this house was built in 1883.  Their write-up labels it Florida Land and Improvement (which makes sense as the land's owner at that time), however, it indicates that the building was built by the Consolidated Ice, Refrigerating and Fish Co.  This company according to records wasn't started under 1901 -- a puzzlement.  City records indicate a building date of 1920, but the PGHS booklet indicates that it was embellished at about that time.   The mystery goes on.   If the Ice and Fish Co. did build it that was likely to have been significantly before 1920, but not as early as 1883.   I suspect that it may have been a small one room building built by the Florida Land and Improvement Co. in the 1880s during the time that they were selling land in this area -- when Issac Trabue in fact bought the land for "Trabue" now Punta Gorda.   

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Punta Gorda First Baptist Church

Punta Gorda 1st Baptist on Gill Street.  The Congregation dates back to 1889 with the original church built on Olympia at Cross Street (41 South today).  The remnant of that church was destroyed during Hurricane Charley -- at that time it was a bridal shop.  

Friday, July 4, 2014

Freedom Swim Across the Peace River

Friday, June 6, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Governor Rick Scott Visits Punta Gorda Today

Courtesy B Scott 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Freeman House as a Backdrop for a Gorgeous Red Poinciana

In May Royal Poinciana are in bloom all over town.  This one provides a intriguing foreground for the Freeman House.  

Monday, May 26, 2014

A Fallen Charlotte High Grad Remembered at Kiwanis Veterans Park

Sgt. Michael Woodliff a CHS gradutate remembered today.  He was killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. Michael grew up in a military family. His father, Lee, retired as a Major in the U.S. Army in the mid 1990s.
His grandfather, a colonel, and great-grandfather also served in the military,

Friday, May 23, 2014

Spanish Moss Hangs like Icicles from Live Oak Along the Pathway

Along the Punta Gorda Pathways

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Barbara T. Scott accepts Proclamation from Punta Gorda Mayor Rachel Keesling

Barbara T. Scott Charlotte County Clerk of the Courts accepts Proclamation from Rachel Keesling Punta Gorda Mayor for over 40 years of service to the County, 30 Years as Clerk of the Court.    

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