Parker O’Bannon, number 77 for Lemon Bay (at left), was part of the Homecoming court for the 2011-2012 school. The students celebrated Homecoming last weekend. Peter Humbarger, the son of Dr. Jeffrey and Angie Humbarger (in photo at right, top right), was honored along with other students on Homecoming Friday for receiving AP Scholarships. Dr. Humbarger works at the Boca Grande Health Clinic.
Wow! Boca Grande’s busy season is finally here. Just yesterday it felt like it was Labor Day and soon it will be Christmas. Where did October go? As a year-round resident of the island, I find it so interesting how “island time” seems almost stagnant in the summer time but it rushes at dizzying speeds during the fall and winter months. With winter’s shorter days and more things to see and do, it’s just funny how 5 o’clock is always just in a few hours.
To the Editor:
The Boca Grande Community Center was the place to be last Saturday. The Halloween Carnival put on by the Friends of Boca Grande and Lee County Parks & Recreation took place on the Community Center grounds for all to have a spooktacular time. The Carnival started out with an exciting costume contest where 135 children paraded in some great costumes.
On September 8, Lemon Bay Conservancy completed the purchase of the former Wildflower Golf Course, having raised $800,000 since the late summer of 2010. Thank you to the neighbors, the many contributors from Boca Grande, and the other concerned environmentalists from Charlotte, Sarasota, and Lee counties for making this incredible purchase possible in such a short time. A special thank you also to the Lemon Bay Golf Club, Friends of Cape Haze, and the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program for their continuing assistance.
The following was taken from Capt. Shannon Hoeckel’s blog, shortdriftcharters.blogspot.com.
A few days ago I headed out to Boca Grande Pass with my father to do some scouting for the charters I had the following weekend. It was early in the day, the air was a little cooler than usual and the sun was sparkling on the water. Everything seemed perfect for a great day of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.
David Roy Gavitt, 73, of Rumford, R.I. and Craigville, Mass., died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 16, 2011 at Roger Williams Medical Center.
Stanley Aaronson Friedman, husband, gentleman, and scholar died on October 27, 2011 at his home in Lacey, Wash. surrounded by his wife, Sydell, and daughters, Rachel Friedman of Olympia, Wash., Suzi Ambar-Worrell of Nashville, Tenn. and Carol Thaler, of Tucson, Ariz. He was 91.
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