The Rev. C. Read Heydt is retiring from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church after serving nearly seven years as parish rector. He will be the preacher and celebrant on his final Sunday, July 29th, at 9:30 a.m. Fr. Heydt will turn 75 in August.
While summer attendance is greatly reduced from seasonal highs, some parishioners are planning to fly down to Boca Grande for the occasion ... including members of Vestry, and old friends. A bagpiper, Gary Reinstrom from Sarasota, will add to the festivities.
It always comes down to the money. In this case, it is the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority’s hope that a potential new funding source will relieve the need for any toll increases beyond the one already scheduled for October.
It was a busy day for the GIBA board. From a 9 a.m. Engineering Committee meeting to a 4 p.m. executive session, with a special board meeting sandwiched in between at 2 p.m., it was a day full of updates and information for the board and members of the public who attended.
Noah Agles has a long history of concern for the environment.
“I first became interested in the environment when I was five years old,” said Agles. “I have always wanted to protect and preserve it. I learned about reusing, reducing and recycling when I was four. I have done all three since.”
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Living in a big city couldn’t hinder Keri Saeger’s love for nature and the outdoors.
“It’s not Philadelphia and it’s not New York. My hometown in Allentown, Pennsylvania is kind of in-between,” said Keri, owner of Sea Squirts, a children’s store in Boca Grande. “It’s a fairly large city, the third largest city in Pennsylvania. “We lived in the suburbs surrounded by woodland,” she continued. “We had a pool, so we either swam or made something up in the woods. I played outside a lot, went to summer camp and vacation bible school as a kid.
The Shoe Scramble, the Pick-a-Brick and the Shark Tunnel are just three of the many obstacles the more than 100 competitors will face in this Saturday’s Hammerhead Adventure Run. The firefighters of Boca Grande have been hard at work, wracking their devious minds to come up with the hardest, messiest and most challenging obstacles that Boca Grande has ever seen.
The Beacon has managed to smuggle out an advance copy of the planned route, and, as a service to our loyal readers, we are publishing it so that you have a chance to prepare yourself for the event.
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