BY LIZA STROUT - Between the excitement of bridges being built at the north end and tarpon fishing in the Pass, it is easy for some things to slip between the cracks here on Gasparilla Island. That has not happened with the seawall owned by the Florida Park Service along the Gulf of Mexico at the Boca Bay Pass Club, though.
BY BONNIE PRINGLE - Gasparilla Island Water Association, Inc. (GIWA) will be temporarily changing the disinfection process for its Placida and Boca Grande potable (drinking water) water supply.
BY NIC MOSTYN -
The following is an essay written by 14-year-old Nic Mostyn, a local boy who won the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic essay contest describing what fishing means to him. He and three friends won spots on a boat in the Kids Classic, sponsored by The Cradle, an 89-year-old child welfare agency in Evanston, Ill. that has facilitated more than 15,000 adoptions. Their captain will be Capt. Waylon Mills aboard the Blaze on May 19 when they compete in the tournament.
Fishing on the front dock is one of the best experiences you can have in Boca Grande. The front dock is the dock at Whidden’s Marina where you can buy bait, hang out, and tell fishing stories. When I was growing up, going to Whidden’s was my favorite thing to do. Hanging out there is the ultimate Boca experience and people have been making memories there for five generations and great memories on Boca Grande for over 100 years.
Thoroughbred Golf Carts presented the Barrier Island Parks Society with a check for this year’s Boca Grande Prix. Shown above are BIPS Director Sharon McKenzie, Thoroughbred owner Dana Lutz, BIPS President Jim Grant, Thoroughbred owner David Lutz and Park Manager Chad Lach. In 2010 Thoroughbred donated $1,500 through the golf cart event, it was $3,000 in 2011 and, this year, it was a $4,000 check that was presented.
The Island School had their annual Mother’s Day Tea on Thursday, May 10. Moms and grandmas sat with their children after being served muffins, coffee, juice and other treats, and enjoyed a bit of the morning together. Pictured above are one of the sweetest mother/daughter teams in town, Jill Chatham and her daughter, Charlotte, who is a kindergartner at the school.
Photo by Marcy
To the Editor:
The wording of the November ballot question, as published in the Boca Beacon on May 4, 2012, is most disturbing. It is shocking to think you have used such deceptive language for this ballot question.
The referendum is not a vote, “Yes: For bonds” or “No: Against Bonds” to finance the bridges. You should be asking forthrightly, do you, as a voter, approve a GIBA-levied ad valorem tax, not to exceed .3 mils, to secure a bond issue. Yes or no.
The deceptive wording you have chosen should not be acceptable to the state, counties or voters. It is a tactic that should gain the ire and disrespect it warrants.
Joan HallBoca Grande
Sign ups for Englewood Cats football and cheer, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Larry Nicol Field, Oyster Creek Sports Complex, 6765 San Casa Drive, Englewood.
Free physicals, meet coaches, information on free summer clinics, cheerleading demonstrations, games, bounce house.
Registration is $100 per child and is not required at the time of registration. Additional fees may apply.
Bring original birth certificate for first-time registrants.
Visit englewoodcats.com for registration forms.
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