To the Editor:Scrooge lives!Fugate’s department store has been a UPS shipping station “forever.” That is, until, someone blew the whistle. The store is not a “legit” shipping station, according to the latest information.My suspects are the off-island UPS stores that didn't like competition?We should call UPS and protest the shutting down.Len TatkoBoca Grande
Executive Director Jim Cooper’s four-year contract with the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority stands, after two board members questioned whether or not it should be revisited.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, toll-takers started handing out surveys. Some people took them to fill out, others didn’t.
Those who do fill them out and return them, though, have a chance at winning a 30-trip toll pass.
A big “congratulations!” to the Boca Beacon advertising crew. Daniel, Dizey and Julianne swept the Florida Press Association Advertising Awards and took 14 awards.
The trio were notified this week by mail that in the 37 categories they entered, they got first place for “Best Use of Clip Art,” “Best Clothing Store” and “Creative Use.”
Memories from the past of Gasparilla Island have come alive at Fugate’s in the form of a line of T-shirts.
“Long Lost Ts,” working with the Boca Grande Historical Society and Beacon art director Daniel Godwin, have launched their line of shirts featuring images from the storied past of the island.
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