Taking some time off from holiday cooking and holiday guests, a smaller than usual number of players competed during Thanksgiving week at the Boca Grande Duplicate Bridge Club for Monday, Nov. 21 winners were:
Rey Futch married Christian Urbat of Wernigerode, Germany on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. The ceremony was held on Banyan Street where Rey’s parents, Mark and Kathy Futch, were married 37 years ago. The guests arrived to Colt Clark playing songs by the Beatles, Ray LaMontagne, and Ben Harpor to name a few, and the ceremony was translated in German by Pastor Craig Rees’ wife Wibke Rees. Following the ceremony, the guests arrived at the Pink Elephant dock, where they boarded several local fishing boats for a scenic boat ride to the reception at the Collier Inn on Useppa Island. The Boca Bande played their classic hits there, and it was a fun night of dancing and celebrating.
Only a few of the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority members present at the November 17 quarterly meeting knew when they sat down at the table that they were about to get a $6 million slap in the face. It’s a slap that may be amended in the near future, though, as the bridge’s executive director said on Wednesday, Nov. 23, that the costs may have already been taken down to $15 million.
New boundaries. New sponsors. The World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament will be back in 2012, and it will be back in a big way.
It’s beginning to look a lot like a Boca Grande Christmas. Island businesses are decorating their windows and getting ready for Saturday’s Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Santa will be arriving by fire truck, and he will be greeting children of all ages in front of Ariel Ltd.
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