To the Editor:
A big ‘thank you’ to Robert L. Lewis, one of the last original Highwaymen painters for his amazing and inspirational demonstration at The Antique Boutique.
What a blessing it was to have him grace us with his amazing artistic talent during Tarpon Festival Weekend, May 19 and 20.
I would like to thank the Boca Grande Woman’s Club for believing in me and allowing me to do something that I’ve always dreamed of ... obtain a college degree.
The generous scholorship they have awarded me will help me obtain my degree in Health Information Management at Southwest Florida College. For their help with my tuition I am sincerely grateful.
Lori MyersPort Charlotte
It was wonderful to see Randy Wayne White’s letter published in the Beacon. Most of the local people are “in the know” about snagging and have already sounded off about it.
RWW’s comments are, however, a good reminder that to the broader boating and fishing public, snagging is something they do not know nor appreciate until they are given a heads up. Way to go, Randy.
Now let’s move on to exhausted fish (from weigh-in), disturbed pre-spawning schools and general deterioration of our fishery. Yeah, we know science and data is just now beginning to reveal how bad the PTTS really is. We need more science, but so far it all points to bad.
Again, way to go Cappy, RWW and the Boca Beacon!
Richard Hirsch New York
The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Annual Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament had ample reasons to celebrate this year’s booming event, with a field of 37 boats and 21 total tarpon released.
On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, the Ladies Day committee would like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors and the endless support of the community that made this day an event to remember.
I and my family (of Robert “Bob” Hendricks) would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, the community of the island for all the caring words, love and hugs that each of you have shown us.Special thanks to my co-workers at Hudson’s and to Howard and Emily Wise. You have made my days brighter!
Phyllis HendricksPort Charlotte/Boca Grande
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