BY LIZA STROUT - When he was 12-years-old, Terry Seitz finally saw his hometown. Up to that point he had lived the semi-nomadic existence of an Army brat.
“My dad was a colonel in the Army,” he said. “I was actually born at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina, but when I was 3 weeks old, we went to Germany.”
They were there for three years before they came back to the U.S.
“My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends; it gives a lovely light!”– Edna St. Vincent Millay, an American lyrical poet, playwright and feministBY DELORES SAVAS - If there was ever a paradise to raise a child in many years ago, it was in Boca Grande. It was a place where the young children on the island could be close to nature and be as free in spirit as possible. They were surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches and wildlife.
BY DANIEL GODWIN - On Week 9, we saw that he won it all (and I don’t mean the sitting president), SILVERKINGTEES, aka Bill Klettke. It has been done before, but it’s been awhile. Way to go, Bill!
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority ad valorem tax referendum was curtly voted down by island voters on Election Day, to the tune of 542 to 301. The tax and bond would have helped to fund the new bridge project, which is projected to cost a projected $47 million.
BY LIZA STROUT - While there were many decisions made and votes taken at the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority’s quarterly meeting on Friday, Nov. 2, the biggest was a vote to put aside the bids that were opened on Oct. 31. The new plan is to restart the process once the board has the completed engineering plans in hand, which should coincide with the timing of the bids being opened in March.
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