Sign-ups for the Gasparilla Island 4 Mile Run & Fun Walk, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 a.m., are taking place now.
The fee for participants 18 and under, pre-registered, is $15. For those 19 and up pre-registered, the cost is $20. On the day of the event registration will be $25 for all ages.
On the day of the race registration is from 6 to 7 a.m. There will be no refund of race entries.
BY MELISSA LATERZA - Brian Corcoran, owner of The BRC Group LLC, Licensed Real Estate Broker Sales and Rentals in Boca Grande, grew up in Park Ridge, a suburban town in New Jersey located just outside of New York City. “Park Ridge was very community-minded with a small-town atmosphere,” said Brian. “I had close friends that I met and have stayed close to my entire life. I lived in different cities, but stayed in Bergen County for 30 years.”
Park Ridge wasn’t the only small town Brian grew up loving.
It started with a whimper and ended with a whine. Tropical Storm Isaac, which many meteorologists thought would have a major impact on our area, has essentially passed us by without a hitch.
From the Boca Grande EOC at 11 am:
No mandatory evacuations for Boca Grande.
Sandbags available at Boca Grande Fire Department, sand available on wheeler road behind Bill's house.
If stop signs blow down in the wind, please treat intersection as a four-way stop.
There is no guaranteed emergency response from local fire and EMS after winds of 40 mph sustained.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE AND LIZA STROUT - Don’t think of it as a ditch. Think of it as a linear retention pond, and you will be closer to the truth.
That’s the input from Lee County Department of Transportation officials when it comes to the ditches that line Gasparilla Road between 40th and 48th Streets. Many Boca Grande residents don’t care what you call it, they just want the standing water gone.
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