To the Editor:
The wording of the November ballot question, as published in the Boca Beacon on May 4, 2012, is most disturbing. It is shocking to think you have used such deceptive language for this ballot question.
The referendum is not a vote, “Yes: For bonds” or “No: Against Bonds” to finance the bridges. You should be asking forthrightly, do you, as a voter, approve a GIBA-levied ad valorem tax, not to exceed .3 mils, to secure a bond issue. Yes or no.
The deceptive wording you have chosen should not be acceptable to the state, counties or voters. It is a tactic that should gain the ire and disrespect it warrants.
Joan HallBoca Grande
Sign ups for Englewood Cats football and cheer, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Larry Nicol Field, Oyster Creek Sports Complex, 6765 San Casa Drive, Englewood.
Free physicals, meet coaches, information on free summer clinics, cheerleading demonstrations, games, bounce house.
Registration is $100 per child and is not required at the time of registration. Additional fees may apply.
Bring original birth certificate for first-time registrants.
Visit englewoodcats.com for registration forms.
As an Island historian I would like to comment on Skip Perry's editorial in last week’s Beacon. In spite of what some might call Skip’s “aggressive style,” I thought that, on the whole, it was “spot on.” Boca Grande has historically been a multi-dimensional town. I want go into all of the reasons that it was that way.
This message is to “Professional” Tarpon Tournament Series, Ms. Sheli Sanders, Mr. Joe Mercurio, PTTS Sponsors and participating anglers
This is to inform you that neither I nor the Doc Ford Restaurants will participate as sponsors in any fishing tournament that allows snag-fishing (‘jig fishing’ is the common euphemism) for tarpon or other game fish. Snag-fishing has, justifiably, been banned to protect numerous game fish world wide, and I am, frankly, mystified why the tarpon (among Florida’s most valuable natural resources) has not been granted the same protection by governing state bodies.
To the Editor,
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the Boca Grande Woman’s Club for the generous scholarship which they awarded to me. I cannot begin to explain how grateful my family and I are for your help and consideration.
This scholarship helps to make it possible for me to attend Florida Gulf Coast University as a full time student this fall. I can never thank you enough for helping me to realize my educational goals.
Yours truly,Kylei Linde EvansEnglewood
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