Back by popular demand, the Boca Economics Group Panel Discussion returns for its second season on Friday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Boca Grande Community Center auditorium.
BY JACK SHORT - There is a common thread that runs through many of Bill Klettke’s interests. He has spent the larger part of his life working in the private, post-secondary education industry, and now he is director of the Boca Grande Charities, Inc., which administrates the annual Gasparilla Island Kids’ Classic fishing tournament.
I am writing to offer a more optimistic view of Asperger Syndrome than what was offered in Dr. Wright’s column on last Friday. As the parent of a teenage son with Asperger Syndrome, I am very familiar with this Autism Spectrum Disorder. There have been tremendous advancements in teaching strategies, early intervention programs, and support for parents and even grandparents.
Jack Damioli, who has been with the Gasparilla Inn & Club as president and general manager for eight years, has resigned from his position. Jon Reecher, the Inn’s former food and beverage director, will take the position of general manager immediately.
Sarah S. Farish, chairman of The Gasparilla Inn & Club, made the announcement official this week.
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers helped to release several manatees back into the wild on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at The Innlet boat ramp just off 13th Street. Observers said the smallest manatee was just two to three years old.
Photos submitted by the Parks family
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