To the Editor:
I almost got killed Sunday on Boca – but more about that later.
I am fortunate to live on two islands. In the summer, I play camp in Nantucket. In the winter, I do the same right here. Activities are pretty much identical – although the social scene here can be a bit more hectic, and memorizing lines for RPP is a reality here for me. But the tennis, the golf, the reading and swimming, the “leisure” activities, are prevalent on both islands. So is the biking. Both islands have, thankfully, facilities for biking safely. There are a myriad of bike paths all over Nantucket, making it possible to circumnavigate the island on a bike and do a respectable 50+ mile ride.
This year once again, instead of exchanging Christmas gifts, our family is collecting supplies over the next few weeks to send to our courageous troops in Afghanistan. Last year, the response from the community was overwhelming. We shipped over 30 packages.
We are pleased to announce our 2014 Pet calendars have arrived just in time for the holidays! The calendars will be available at our facility, our three thrift stores, our website (the donation page), many events throughout the area and several local merchants.
What began two years ago as an Adult Day Respite Program, the “Forget-me-Nots,” will expand its offerings this fall. There has been a call for more activities and socialization opportunities for the seniors of Boca Grande and its neighboring communities.
After over two decades of efforts by multiple parties to have our Boca Grande Rear Range Light and land turned over to the public domain, on Aug. 15, 2013, the Department of the Army formally relinquished any and all claims on the property. This decision will allow the Coast Guard to process the property back to the Bureau of Land Management and Public Domain for further action. With this letter, this land is removed from use for military purposes enacted by Executive Orders dated Aug. 24, 1847.
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