BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Capt. Tom McLaughlin has an affinity for 50-year-old scaly females with big, bulging eyes. He fights daily for their right to live, as a matter of fact. As one of the founders of Save the Tarpon, he feels very strongly about them.
STAFF REPORT - Orion Marine Construction, the company building the two new fixed bridges on the causeway, received a very important award at a luncheon held at their Boca Grande construction site on Friday, Sept. 14
The award was presented by Mike Pearson, President and CEO of Orion Marine Group.
Around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25 this poor palm tree had a traumatic run-in with a Gulf to Bay truck. The tree, which stands at 3rd St. and Gilchrist Avenue., will never be the same after its decapitation.The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries but refused transport to a hospital. Photo by Liza
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - The Coral Creek Airport has had an air of mystery around it since it opened years ago. What used to be an abandoned airstrip full of cracks and overgrown with weeds has become a sleek, modern aviation facility. A new runway project is currently in the works there, one about which many people have been curious.
The runway expansion doesn’t just cover the concrete, though. Steven Busch of St. Louis, Mo., one of the owners of the airport, explained.
BY LIZA STROUT - Representatives from six companies were in the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority Administration building conference room on Tuesday. They were there to learn the details of the upcoming project to replace the swing bridge on the Boca Grande Causeway.
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