To the Editor:
Shame on some residents of Boca Grande who voted on November 6. You, who stood in line to scan your ballot, violated an elderly woman’s right to vote in privacy by looking over her shoulder (even putting on your glasses) as she sat and completed her ballot.
This year once again instead of exchanging Christmas gifts, our family is collecting supplies over the next two weeks to send to our brave troops in Afghanistan. Last year the response from the community was so overwhelming. We shipped over 25 packages to the troops.
It’s difficult to believe, but it’s been almost three years since a powerful earthquake rattled Haiti. More than a million people were left homeless, and the country’s capital was quickly peppered with tent cites as far as the eye could see. But since that fateful day, the wheels of progress have been turning, and more than half of those in tents have been relocated out of Port-au-Prince. Unfortunately, a reported 400,000 remain in desperate need of permanent housing.
This is in reference to the article that was published in the November 2, 2012 Boca Beacon paper.
James K. Blaha, 47, of Naperville, Ill. passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at Edward Hospital in Naperville.
BY LIZA STROUT - Like so many of the people who are drawn to Gasparilla Island, Emily Wheeler grew up in a small town in New England.
BY SANDY JACOBS - We missed Italy again this summer. If that’s not bad enough, we didn’t even get to New Jersey! Our Boca Grande house was undergoing a seven-week renovation, and my practical husband wanted to stay close enough to check on the construction process. Hence, no Italy, no New Jersey, no nothing.
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