It’s that time again! Get out your bikes and trikes, your golf carts and even your little red wagons – anything that doesn’t run on gas – for the annual Lee County Parks and Recreation Bike Parade. This year the theme is Makin’ Waves, and there should be quite a splash.
The melodic sounds of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will soon be wafting to the rooftops of the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium as they perform Nate Jacobs’ “50s Jukebox Revue” on March 15 at 8:15 p.m.
At the March 6 edition of History Bytes, marine historian Charles Fuss spoke about the long history of the oil terminal at the south end of Gasparilla Island. Over the 43 years the terminal was in operation, 3.9 billion gallons of oil was pumped into the tanks and then onto barges for transport to the Orange River power plant, all with no measureable oil spills. From the time the phosphate docks closed until the plant in Fort Myers changed to natural gas as its fuel source and the terminal was closed in 2002, ships from around the world brought the fuel oil that kept southwest Florida lit.
The Boca Grande Fire Department has recently put into service a new emergency vehicle called Utility-232. The utility vehicle is a Kubota RTV 900 all-terrain unit.
The unit was purchased on a grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The vehicle is equipped with a winch, scene and emergency lighting and is set up to transport patients and medical personnel.
The unit will provide access to provide transport of the sick and injured from the beaches and remote areas on the Island. They will also utilize it during special events.
BY LIZA STROUT - The Wednesday, March 6, meeting of the Boca Grande Garden Club was a busy one. First was the election of next year’s officers.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - It might have been a bit chilly, windy and sometimes rainy, but the Save the Tarpon fundraiser held on Sunday, March 3 was a great success.
Calling all pooches and their owners ... if you have plans to enter the Boca Grande Woman’s Club Dog Show this year, you must have your entries in by Friday, March 15.
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