On Saturday, May 4, Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Friends of the Boca Grande Community Center will hold their last youth fishing tournament of the season.
Fishing will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m. An awards presentation will be made directly after the tournament.
The Boca Grande Community Center will be tented for termites and will be closed Friday, May 10 through Monday, May 13. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, May 14.
Sorry about any inconvenience, but the termites gotta go.
BY LIZA STROUT & MARCY SHORTUSE – Sea turtle nesting season officially began on May 1, so when the first sea turtle nest in Southwest Florida was a couple of days early, on April 28 on a Sanibel beach, Nancy Lingeman got a phone call. While it may seem the Sanibel nest is far away from Boca Grande, Nancy’s granddaughter is the coordinator for the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. She is also their sea turtle patrol coordinator.
“Yes, she called to rub it in,” Nancy laughed.
BY JACK SHORT - The Boca Grande Woman’s Club raised and awarded a total of $197,175 to local schools, island nonprofit groups and island-related causes this year. They have also raised a record-breaking $200,000 that will be awarded as scholarships to local students next year.
BY LIZA STROUT - The longtime executive director of the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority, Jim Cooper, has resigned.
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