In light of Veterans Day, I wanted to make sure that the following information about requesting donations for marines was communicated to our readers again. The request that appears below was recently printed as a letter to the editor from Tammy Crafton and Linda Konings. These two sisters work in our local businesses and have been involved in our community for years. They are wonderful people, doing wonderful things! I hope that you can support their volunteer efforts for our soldiers overseas.
Boca Grande residents and the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority will be paying a lot less for the new bridge project, thanks to some sweat equity from Executive Director Jim Cooper and a Florida “Commercial Paper” program.
GIBA board members agree on one thing: Finding a workable solution for toll increases is one of their biggest tasks of 2012. With bridge replacement set in motion the next question is, who do we ask to pay more when crossing the bridge?
BY LIZA STROUT – If you’ve been to an island fundraiser, you’ve probably seen her. You may not know her name, but she’s there. Decorating, planning, cleaning up; not the most glamorous jobs, but ones that have to be done. She’s not one for the spotlight, but the work she has done on Gasparilla Island has had an impact that is impossible to miss.
The 18th annual Gasparilla Island Flyfishing Tournament will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the waters around Boca Grande, and Capt. Sandy Melvin plans to donate the proceeds to a great island cause: The Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum.
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