BY MARCY SHORTUSE - There aren’t many among us who haven’t felt like Sisyphus at one time or another. The king of Greek mythology who was banished to a fate of rolling a huge boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, for eternity is a metaphor for many things.
Some say he represents the sun, which rises in the east every day and sets in the west. Others say it signifies man’s endless struggle on the earth.
Legendary artist Mariana Alzamora, whose name is well-known in Boca Grande, has recently been honored by the Victoria and Albert Museum of London for her series of etchings titled “Sisyphus Redeemed.” Recently the museum added seven of the etchings to their collection.
The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority governance committee will meet on Monday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. in the GIBA administration building.
There will also be a quarterly board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. in the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium.
BY LIZA STROUT - There will be a flurry of activity centering around the old train trestle in coming weeks.
Charlotte County will be removing a 100’ section of the structure that is in danger of falling into the water, and shoring up other sections that have been damaged over the years. The work will not affect the public fishing piers in Placida and on Gasparilla Island.
Michaud, Haiti, a small impoverished farming community with approximately 10,000 residents, will be the location of Boca Grande’s Friendship Village II, made possible by the Boca Grande committee of Food for the Poor.
Documentary film producer, Andrew Fone, will present segments from his documentaries on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the Boca Grande Community Center.
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