Yet another call to action has been sent out through the community referencing Gilchrist Avenue median parking ... and this time it’s from the bridge club, and they are supporting the Gasparilla Inn Plan.
On May 2, Jay Whipple, a Boca Grande resident and leader of the Boca Grande Duplicate Bridge Club, sent out a letter to everyone who plays the game at the United Methodist Church twice a week.
This week the company that coordinates the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series has filed an injunction against Save The Tarpon, a local, grass-roots organization.
Members of the Save The Tarpon organization found themselves staring at a big stack of paperwork Tuesday morning, more than 200 pages to be exact. The papers were hand-delivered right to their doorsteps, to be exact, by process servers. Those named in the injunction include Chairman Tom McLaughlin, Frank Davis, Chris Frohlich, Richard Hirsch, Rhett Morris, Walton “Tommy” Locke Jr., Mark Futch and newly-minted executive director of Save The Tarpon, Lew Hastings.
Some people just have Boca Grande in their blood. Their very names are synonymous with our island. So it is with Rich and Toni Caccavale.
As fate would have it, the two have had some major life changes lately that have taken them closer to the mainland than the island. Rich has recently retired from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, where he was the marine patrol deputy in Boca Grande waters. He was also a Lee County deputy on the island for 24 years.
Toni recently closed her Boca Grande business, Island Nails.
But don’t think they’re sitting back and relaxing ... not by any stretch of the imagination.
After a multi-year drought, 21 tarpon were caught last year in an exciting Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament.
First place in the 2012 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament went to Team Hudson’s. The team, with Capt. Charlie Coleman manning the Casuarina, managed to bring in and release four of the silver kings. Emily Wise had a series of firsts that day – her first time tarpon fishing, her first tournament and, with the fourth catch, her first tarpon.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – On Saturday, May 25, the biggest and best kids’ fishing tournament will be held in Boca Grande Pass, and this year it will be bigger than ever.
Filmed for the World Fishing Network, the boats that take the field this year will go nation-wide, beginning on Thanksgiving Day, when it will initially be aired. It will also be simulcast on WENG 107.5 FM, for those who wish to hear the tarpon fishing action live.
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