The Johann Fust Community Library and the Boca Grande Woman’s Club are combining their book sales on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the day of the annual Woman’s Club Fair.
Donations of books, CDs and DVDs will be accepted at the Fust Library prior to the sale.
The Woman’s Club Room will be available for drop-offs on Wednesday, March 14 from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have questions or want to volunteer, contact Betsey Hall 964-2959 or Joanne Hall at 964-0773.
The Fust will also host a Sissy Yates Designs jewelry party on Thursday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Half of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to the library.
Dr. Carl Wise related the weird, wacky and sometimes tragic history of the Spanish Empire in Florida during the 16th Century at the latest History Byte. The special edition was held at the Community Center Auditorium, and was well attended.
It is hoped that a film and forum series devoted to some knotty issues will capture the interest of Gasparilla Island over the next week. Four experts on Islam and the Arab Spring have been invited to speak by the Boca Grande Community Center and the Johann Fust Library: two university professors, a writer whose prize-winning book has been turned into an acclaimed film, and a beloved Deerfield Academy headmaster who created a modern, co-educational school in the traditional society of Jordan.
The next community spaghetti dinner will be held at the Louise duPont Crowninshield Community House on Sunday, March 11 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Anyone interested in bringing a dessert (we hope many, many people are) should contact Joy Wyman at 964-0703.
The dinners are an annual tradition, and the last one was a record-breaker. Can you help to top it? Everyone is invited.
To the Readers:
As of press time on Thursday, March 8 I am holding my editorial, pending what happens this week with the Friends organization. I have reason to believe that things might change between then and now. If things change for the better, we will all be much relieved.
If they do not, you will find my editorial here next week on this subject of after-school care and the Munchkins program.
Editor, Boca Beacon
To the Editor:
To the powers that be ... for the sake of our wonderful, loved and enjoyed (by all ages) community of Boca Grande, as well as, and most importantly, the children: Please do not run the young families and their children off the island.
This week a good friend informed me that the Munchkin Program at the Community Center has been terminated, and Laquata Meade summarily dismissed. You do not have to be a working parent of one of the toddlers to understand how important the Munchkin Program has been, and hopefully will continue to be, to our little community of Boca Grande. The parents of these toddlers work at our restaurants, clean our houses, landscape our yards, and serve us at our local shops.
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