Local churches will be hosting Easter services next week, including the traditional “Way of the Cross” Walk.
Artist Brendan Coudal needs help naming his newest painting. The image will be used on the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce's marketing materials to celebrate their 2012 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament.
Email your suggestions to Brendan directly at email@example.com; include your full name, suggested title(s), and your contact information. The deadline is April 30th.
The winner will receive the first print of the 500 limited edition posters, and a 'mystery' gift bag from the Chamber of Commerce.
The poster, as well as Coudal’s previous year's posters, are available for purchase through the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce.
The final History Bytes presentation of this season was held Wednesday, March 28 at the Johann Fust Community Library. Mary Knight Vickers, librarian for Johann Fust, and Steve Godwin were present to share the tale of their family history from the time they arrived in the Colonies in the 1600s through to the present day.
Sam Posey, Formula One driver, got his start driving about as far from a track as you can get.
“When I was about four years old, my family owned a farm in Sharon, Connecticut,” the seasonal Boca Grande resident said. “There were old cars and tractors around, and one day my mom put me up in the seat of the tractor in front of her.”
It was the start of a love affair with driving. From the speed of Formula One to the grit of endurance racing, Sam has driven the gamut.
BY LIZA STROUT AND MARCY SHORTUSE - The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority voted on an interim toll increase to take effect on Oct. 1 at their March 20 special meeting, until the matter of an ad valorem tax is voted on in November.
As of that date, cash tolls will be $6, cash tolls will increase from $3.25 per trip to $3.90 and a rate of $790 for annual passes will apply.
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