Congratulations to the 30 cadets of the Charlotte County Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, who have been promoted over a three-month period — 12 in January, nine in February, and nine in March, according to a release from Earle Bretz, local CAP spokesman. Pictured are the latest promoted cadets (Cadet precedes all listed ranks), from left: Senior Airman Austin R. Boley, Chief Master Sgt. Austin A. Alonso, Maj. Johnathan, Fischer, Airman 1st Class Douglas N. Short, 1st Lt. James Lanza (commander), Staff Sgt. Mikehla L. Hicks, Senior Airman Gabriel Abreau, Senior Airman Alexander R. Fischer, Master Sgt. Matthew J. Segarra, Senior Airman Ryan C. Daley and Senior Airman Jose R. Nunez.
Port Charlotte High School senior Emily Byrski and her horse, Helari, are competing this weekend in the IEA Zone 4 hunter/jumper competition finals in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Lindsey Akins, left, and Kylee McQueen at their lemonade stand. They raised more than $100 for Jesus Loves You Ministries Inc., a mobile homeless outreach organization.
The Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County welcomed two new people to its board of directors in March, according to a release from Judy Malbuisson, its executive director. They are Valerie Guenther, who is with Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty; and Pat Bieneman, managing broker of Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty in Englewood.
Guenther is on the board of the Charlotte County Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Women’s Council of Realtors Englewood on the Gulf Chapter. Her love of the arts goes back to her career as a ballet dancer in San Francisco.
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