Anthropomorphic. It’s a great word, but is usually used in a negative light. It may not be scientifically correct to give animals human emotions, but it isn’t often that a wild animal will display as many human qualities as Lolo Weir’s raccoon did.
The Boca Bay resident has done battle with the feral, ring-tailed menace for weeks, but last week’s nocturnal maneuvers took the cake.
Island churches have announced services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The First Baptist Churchʼs Christmas Eve Service will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. The Christmas Day Service will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25.
The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Membership Meeting at the chamber office on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m.
The event will be catered by Sisters Restaurant and will be free to chamber members. Festivities will take place on the porch between Sisters and the chamber office.
The short agenda will include the introduction of new board members and officers, and a calendar of chamber events planned for 2012.
The Boca Grande Community Health Clinic Foundation is raffling off a 2012 Fiat 500c, and there is still time to buy a few tickets to stuff into the stocking that has everything.
The convertible, which can be seen in front of the Clinic Annex on Park Avenue on most days, is the perfect size for zipping around the island. With the top down, you could enjoy the breeze and the Florida sunshine as you travel from home to the beach, or head downtown to grab a bite to eat or shop.
BY NORA LEA REEFE - At the Boca Grande Garden Club’s regular meeting at the Community Center at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11, Paul Epsom, English gardening correspondent for PBS’s “The Victory Garden,” will present “A Transplanted Englishman’s Five E’s of Gardening,” followed by tea and a plant sale in the Woman’s Club Room.
Known for his British humor, energy, and creative personal touch, he has won several Garden Globe awards for his TV work, as well as the “Gold Award for the Best Talent on Air.”
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