BY MARCY SHORTUSE - If you attended the three-hour Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority meeting on Valentine’s Day, and many people did, it was a pretty typical bridge authority meeting. There were lots of words. Enough to make your head hurt. Lots of opinions, from board members and audience members alike. Lots of questions, too.
I understand there are a lot of questions. Sitting through a bridge meeting is a bit like walking into an advanced physics class with a basic knowledge of how to make Kool-Aid.
To the Editor:
Gasparilla Island Water Association, Inc. (GIWA) will begin work to relocate their water and sewer mains at the south bridge on the Boca Grande Causeway. This is a requirement for (GIBA) Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority to begin demolition and construction of the new south bridge in June of 2012.
Congratulations to the Reference Room and the Fust Library on their intention to merge. Also, congratulations to Alice Gorman for her column, which explained the merger in detail. The Fust Library is such a very special Boca Grande institution. It will be even more so with its planned restoration.
As a year ‘round resident, it will be a great asset to us to have the library open in the summer.
This Sunday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., meander down to Hudson's Park and experience some of the finest delicacies that the island has to offer.
Hudson's Relay for Life Team will stimulate your taste buds with a bake sale to be remembered. Everyone is invited.
When we heard of a plan to combine the Lee County Reference Room with the Johann Fust Community Library, we asked the Fust Library’s Vice President, Alice Gorman, for her input. This article was written by her, and represents information from both librarys’ staff.
BY ALICE GORMAN - Everyone in Boca Grande loves the Johann Fust Community Library. The building, with its gracious gardens on 10th Street that was given to our community by the Roger Amory family, is an institution that has continued to be a place of serenity and literary resources since 1949.
Last winter, the board circulated a survey in front of the Boca Grande Post Office that asked the community for its thoughts and opinions on our library system. The results that came back gave us a clear path to the answer to the problem.
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