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The last auction item is ... wow Friday, 11 April 2014 13:33 BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Boca Grande has seen its share of amazing charity auction items and raffle prizes, but last week we had one that quite possibly took the cake. One item in the Boca Grande Health Clinic Hank Wright Auction went for $165,000 ... and the prize was pretty spectacular. Read the Full Story
Special Republican primary, April 22: Meet the candidates Friday, 11 April 2014 13:30 BY JACK SHORT - Special elections to decide who will replace former Representative Trey Radel in the United States House will take place in April and June on the 22 and the 24, respectively. The first date is a special primary election to decide which republican candidate will run. The second will determine the race. Read the Full Story
Too close for comfort for swimmer in Boca Grande Pass Friday, 11 April 2014 13:28 BY JACK SHORT - An incident on Sunday, March 30, during which a man had to be rescued from the Boca Grande Pass by a local skimboarder after drifting south along the beach into the channel, warrants another reminder about swimming safety – particularly in that area. Read the Full Story
Common seed pods kill island doberman - Couple to host seminar about plants that kill Friday, 11 April 2014 13:24 BY ELIZABETH BARRETT RVT CCRP AND NANCY SODEL - Some lessons in life are learned the hard way- sometimes devastatingly hard. Boca Grande residents Herb and Nancy Sodel are on a mission to make the most out of their own lessons, and to turn their loss into something positive. Read the Full Story
Rumors fly about AAA coverage on the island Friday, 11 April 2014 13:21 BY JACK SHORT - Some residents have reported that they were unable to get AAA to respond for servicing to Boca Grande or Gasparilla Island. AAA automotive was negotiating to provide service through their current contractor, and had contingency plans in place for the interim and in case those negotiations didn’t produce favorable results, but the situation has apparently been resolved. Read the Full Story
Civil War Reflections, Part III: Local historian to offer the Canadian side Friday, 11 April 2014 13:19 BY JACK SHORT - The following is part of a multi-part series designed to introduce Boca Beacon and Gasparilla Gazette readers to some of the people invovled with the upcoming Civil War Reflections, 2014. Read the Full Story
Profile: Lou Fusz, Jr. Friday, 11 April 2014 12:59 BY JACK SHORT - Lou Fusz Jr. has a big family and a big heart. The automotive tycoon from St. Louis, Missouri comes from a long lineage that can be traced back approximately 175 years, since they emigrated to the St. Louis area from Alsace-Lorraine. It is a big group. Lou’s mother, Martha, and father, Lou Sr., had 11 kids.   Read the Full Story
Letter to the Editor: More island tidbits from 'Ben Tasko' Friday, 11 April 2014 12:51 To the Editor: Spring has sprung, the grass has ris, I know where the birdies is!! Ben Tasko
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Read more...BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Boca Grande has seen its share of amazing charity auction items and raffle prizes, but last week we had one that quite possibly took the cake. One item in the Boca Grande Health Clinic Hank Wright Auction went for $165,000 ... and the prize was pretty spectacular.


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BY JACK SHORT - Special elections to decide who will replace former Representative Trey Radel in the United States House will take place in April and June on the 22 and the 24, respectively. The first date is a special primary election to decide which republican candidate will run. The second will determine the race.


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BY JACK SHORT - An incident on Sunday, March 30, during which a man had to be rescued from the Boca Grande Pass by a local skimboarder after drifting south along the beach into the channel, warrants another reminder about swimming safety – particularly in that area.


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Read more...BY ELIZABETH BARRETT RVT CCRP AND NANCY SODEL - Some lessons in life are learned the hard way- sometimes devastatingly hard. Boca Grande residents Herb and Nancy Sodel are on a mission to make the most out of their own lessons, and to turn their loss into something positive.


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BY JACK SHORT - Some residents have reported that they were unable to get AAA to respond for servicing to Boca Grande or Gasparilla Island. AAA automotive was negotiating to provide service through their current contractor, and had contingency plans in place for the interim and in case those negotiations didn’t produce favorable results, but the situation has apparently been resolved.


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