BY LIZA STROUT - On Monday, Jan. 28 the Boca Grande Historical Society will be hosting author, speaker and entrepreneur Elizabeth Hunter Coursen.
“Having Fun, Wish You Were Here! An Illustrated History of the Postcard in Florida,” is a program by the Sarasota resident, using museum-quality vintage postcard images to portray Florida’s growth in the first half of the 20th century.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - When January 22 rolls around next week, Gasparilla Island will have hit the big time with its first official set of stoplights.
SUBMITTED BY MOTE MARINE LABORATORY - Boca Grande is the historical birthplace of the tarpon fishery, the center of tarpon reproduction, and a way-station for tarpon that make up the fishery for much of the region. The modern-day recreational fishery for tarpon stretches from Chesapeake Bay, throughout the Gulf of Mexico, and through the Caribbean — a fishery worth billions of dollars per year.
BY LEW HASTINGS - One of the greatest duties of my job as Executive Director of the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce is to be present when new doors open in our community.This past week it was my great privilege to be present as Mote Marine Laboratory cut the ribbon, officially opening their doors on Gasparilla Island.
Coral Creek Club has earned the distinction of being ranked as number seventeen among the best golf courses in the state of Florida.
Golf Digest recently released their 2012-2013 state-by-state rankings, placing Coral Creek in the elite company of courses such as Seminole, Jupiter Hills and Pablo Creek. Coral Creek Club is the only golf course in Charlotte County and the surrounding counties of Lee, Glades, DeSoto and Sarasota to be ranked among the top 30 in the state of Florida.
Boca Grande’s Food for the Poor Directors headed to Haiti this past week to visit Friendship Villages I and II, and to visit the new site for Friendship Village III.
On January 12, Cecilia Jonsson- Bisset was the happy recipient of the ‘Excellence in Watercolor’ award for her miniature “Sunrise” at Art Center Manatee.
The show is titled “Art In A Minor Key” and features about 80 small, two dimensional works. It will be on exhibit until Friday, February 1. The art center is located on 9th St. W. in Bradenton.
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