BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Tropical Storm Debby was our first wake-up call of 2012’s hurricane season, and it was a long, wet reckoning. While little damage was reported, flooding up to thresholds had many residents very nervous at high tide.
Hurricane hang tags need to be redone this year, and business picked up a bit this week at the Boca Grande Fire Department with more and more people remembering to get them.
People are counting down the hours and minutes until the 4th Annual Boca Grande Kid’s Reunion 4.0, which will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at PJ’s Seagrille.
On the group’s Facebook page, there is already a flux of activity, as Boca’s native sons and daughters try to find out who is coming, and who is not.
The 2012 BoMo Tournament, a tarpon tournament specifically for island children, will be held on Sunday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
If you’re a boy or girl who lives on the island and want to fish the tournament, Call Melissa at (941) 979-2676. Last year’s first-place winner was Andrew Sanger.
When the old south bridge of the Boca Grande Causeway came down earlier this week, workers were amazed at just how tenuous a situation had developed there. Cars and trucks had been driving over a disaster just waiting to happen.
The pilings that supported the bridge had definitely scoured. One of them was secured by less than four feet of sand.
It’s a bit of a bummer to have the Fourth of July in the middle of the week, but several fireworks displays, as well as other holiday activities, are scheduled around the area. In Englewood, the Lemon Bay
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