The Boca Grande Woman’s Club, one of the island’s hardest-working non-profit organizations, has had a great season of receiving ... and giving ... donations. This year, more than $380,000 has been generously given to the Boca Grande Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund, and to numerous island organizations.
Among those donations are $10,000 marked for the Friends of Boca Grande Munchkin and After School Programs and $16,000 for youth summer camps.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Plans for the renovation and rehabilitation of the Johann Fust Library will be discussed at the next Boca Grande Historic Preservation Board meeting on Wednesday, April 11.
The current proposal calls for moving the library resources at the Lee County Reference Room of the Boca Grande Community Center to the Fust Library. Lee County will fund the library resources. The Johann Community Library of Boca Grande Inc. will maintain the ownership of the building, grounds and endowment and will be responsible for operating and maintenance expenses of the buildings and grounds.
Want to connect with Sheriff Mike Scott? He will be available for a “meet and greet” at The Gasparilla Inn & Club in the Sharp Room on Wednesday, April 11 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The event is hosted by the local Lee County Sheriff’s Office substation. Light refreshments will be served.
The Boca Grande Fire Department is issuing new hurricane hang tags for 2012 to officials, residents, property owners and business owners for their essential personnel.
To renew a tag that you already have, bring the old tag and your driver's license or other identification to the fire station and you will be issued a replacement. The current green residential and pink commercial tags are no longer valid and will not get you back onto the island if there is a storm.
Hangtag renewal is determined on a yearly basis. Do not throw out your old tags.
We at the Boca Beacon are proud to announce our new baby, the 2012 4-Digit Phone Book.
The books are currently being hand-delivered to all private residences and businesses. At community associations such as the Boca Grande Club, Sea Oats, Boca Grande North and Boca Bay, the books will be delivered to the main office.
The 20th Anniversary of the Hank Wright Golf Tournament and Auction will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13.
So far, 23 boats have been confirmed for the World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament, and entries are still coming in.
According to Lew Hastings, executive director of the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce, teams from all over the country have expressed interest in the tournament.
Observers are still needed for the World’s Richest. The dates have been set for the 2012 World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament Official Observer Training Certification.Observers are required to attend at least one free training session to qualify to be assigned a vessel during the tournament.
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