STAFF REPORT - The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has determined that the driver in the fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on February 6 near 7th Street and Gasparilla Road was not at fault.Eberhard Maczynski, 81, of Ontario, Canada died when he walked out into traffic. Authorities confirmed that Maczynski walked into the road and into the path of North Port resident Terry Ogle’s truck, and there was nothing Ogle could have done to prevent Maczynski’s death.
The Hudson’s Relay for Life Team will hold a fish fry in Hudson’s Park, next to the store on Park Avenue, on Sunday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Bring your donations to cancer studies and an appetite!
On Sunday, Feb. 19, an island favorite will return with all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert. The victuals will be offered from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids. All proceeds go to the Student Scholarship Fund.Dinner is served at the Louise duPont Crowninshield House, located at 131 Banyan St.
STAFF REPORT - If you’re looking for a way to memorialize your family name, or a particular loved one, you might consider naming rights to one of the Boca Grande Causeway bridges.Or, perhaps, the whole causeway.The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority board members are seeking interested parties who might seriously be interested in donating money to the bridge replacement cause in exchange for naming rights.Contact Executive Director Jim Cooper at 697-2271 for more information.
BY LIZA STROUT - Ladies of Boca Grande, be sure to make time for the next Boca Grande Health Clinic lecture, to be held on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium.
Dr. Holly Thacker will be giving a lecture on the topic of women’s health, titled “Be Strong, Be Healthy, and Be in Charge.”
BY LIZA STROUT - The members of the Sarasota Orchestra Association held a luncheon, fashion show, and concert at the Gasparilla Inn & Club on Friday, Feb. 10. The event was a fundraiser to support the orchestra in the coming year.
BY LIZA STROUT - History continued to come to life at the Johann Fust Community Library this Wednesday, with the latest installment of the popular History Bytes series. This week was focused on the Sprott family, and there was laughter and a few tears as the tale of the family unfolded.
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