Joann Welch stood on a ladder inside the Boca Bargains annex holding a chandelier, straining to reach a nail.
It’s an amazing sight: Take a bored kid, throw a pole in his hands and set him out in Boca Grande Pass with some of the best tarpon fishing guides in the world. You can be guaranteed that what happens next will include priceless memories that last a lifetime, and the possibility of yet another conservationist in the making.
When Dennis Oller walked in to the Englewood Community Care Clinic with wounds on his leg, he had exhausted all of his other options for care in the Englewood area.
It was a beautiful fall day for a fishing tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 22 as nine boats dipped lines in the water in search of redfish, for the 18th annual Gasparilla Island Fishing Tournament.
By the time this paper is out in stands, three games will have been played. This year’s Thanksgiving feast and football, hopefully turned out to be some good ones with the teams that played: Packers (10-0) at Lions (7-3), Cowboys and Dolphins both riding a three-win streak, and the night game had for the first time the Harbaugh brothers (Jim with the 49ers at 9-1 vs John with the Ravens at 7-3) fighting it out on the field.
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