Last week the kids at The Island School got a special treat – a visit from Jeff Rodgers, an astronomer with Bishop Planetarium. He and Samantha Sprague, school programs manager for Bishop, spoke with the kids about how the solar system works and what they see in the night sky. Rodgers came to the island courtesy of the Friends of the Boca Grande Community Center.
Photos by Liza and Rowyn
The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority has determined that GLF will be retained to build the island’s new swing bridge, after their original bid was rejected.
Hudson’s Grocery will be hosting a fish fry on Sunday, Jan. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Come out and enjoy and ole fashioned, good meal. Donations to Boca Grande’s Relay For Life will be happily accepted for the delicious vittles!
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - When the ribbon was cut on the new Mote Marine Laboratory facility in Boca Grande on Wednesday, Jan. 9, it was the beginning of a new era ... and a time of coming full circle.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - We’ve been in Out of Time. We’ve been the focus of Hoot. Now we’ve had American Pickers.
The show that began on the History Channel in early 2010 visited Whidden’s Marina this week, and seemed to enjoy their time here.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Dead mullet washed ashore and into local waterways in the last two weeks were more than likely not killed by commercial fisherman.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - You’ve been hearing a lot of talk about the one-way traffic pattern that will begin at the south bridge on January 22. However, as of last Monday drivers might have been confused as they sat at the south bridge, watching a flag man direct one-way traffic.
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