Sam Posey, Formula One driver, got his start driving about as far from a track as you can get.
“When I was about four years old, my family owned a farm in Sharon, Connecticut,” the seasonal Boca Grande resident said. “There were old cars and tractors around, and one day my mom put me up in the seat of the tractor in front of her.”
It was the start of a love affair with driving. From the speed of Formula One to the grit of endurance racing, Sam has driven the gamut.
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BY LIZA STROUT AND MARCY SHORTUSE - The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority voted on an interim toll increase to take effect on Oct. 1 at their March 20 special meeting, until the matter of an ad valorem tax is voted on in November.
As of that date, cash tolls will be $6, cash tolls will increase from $3.25 per trip to $3.90 and a rate of $790 for annual passes will apply.
One of the island’s daughters passed away late Wednesday, March 21. She was 76 and was well-loved in Boca Grande.
Barbara Ann (Whidden) Chatham was the daughter of Sam and Leslie Whidden, born in 1935. Her surviving children include a son, Capt. Dave Chatham (Jill) of Boca Grande and a daughter, Jane Allen. Her sister, Isabelle, also survives her.
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The Boca Grande Community Center held its 27th Annual Bike Path Parade last Saturday, March 17, and it turned out to be a patriotic event with more than 30 entries and a lot of spectators.
Come on, let’s think in
A positive way.
Now should we?
How could we?
Oh yes, I’ve decided
Maybe I’m a fragment
That can be a part of
And I will
And I am.
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