The folks at Kingfisher Fleet had been kicking the idea around for a few seasons, but it wasn’t until last November that everything started to come together for a once-a-week, all-day cruise to Boca Grande from Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda.
BY LIZA STROUT - Lauren Bush-Lauren, Tavi Gevinson, Senator Kristen Gillibrand and Capt. Marian Schneider. What does the owner of Grande Tours Kayak and Paddleboard Center have in common with a global nutrition advocate, a fashion blogger and a senator from New York?
BY LIZA STROUT - Roger Lewis is a man with a vision. The forward-thinking gentleman was working for an ad agency in the early 80s when he proposed a campaign to sell the new “personal computer.” At the time, only ten percent of all businesses had a PC, and the home market was all but nonexistent.
We all know how wicked Richard III was, murdering those poor little boys in the Tower of London; how Potemkin fooled Catherine the Great and several of Europe’s leading diplomats by erecting false front villages along their route; how Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan spent most of their lives raping and pillaging.
Do you enjoy going for boat rides, picnicking at state parks, deer hunting or bass fishing? Many of Florida’s residents and visitors enjoy the state’s abundant natural resources. From the crystal clear waters of the Keys to the vast Everglades to the rolling hills of the Panhandle, Florida is a unique and beautiful place. Fishing, hunting, boating and wildlife viewing are multimillion-dollar industries in the state.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Boca Grande is a place of beauty with abundant wildlife, and if you’re here long enough, there are many interesting species of birds and animals to encounter. Sometimes an encounter can go badly, though, when it’s a sick or injured animal that is found.
To the Editor:
As I read about the continuing saga of the swing bridge contracts, I can’t help but wonder if the Authority is receiving regular and competent advice from those experienced in the public bidding process. I note the reference to advice solicited from Susan Churuti, who, based on my on-line review, seems competent in this area. While the Authority may have had the right to reject all bids in October if the RFP clearly specified it could do so, several actions and decisions reported in the Boca Beacon (my only current source of information) suggest that the Board is not always obtaining legal advice and/or following it.
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