Nate Griffin hit some of the hardest forehands of his life and Joe Veneziaʼs volleys pierced their targets as the Sarasota pair clobbered their Naples counterpart 6-2 in the third set Wednesday evening, to advance through the first round of the Professional Tennis Exhibition Series at the Boca Grande Club.
The Camera Club held their annual exhibit at the Boca Grande Art Alliance on January 28 and 29. A reception was held the Friday evening prior to the show, and many of the photographers were present. Pat Bossey spoke with photographer Marilyn Geil (at left), and photogs Rachel Damioli and Len Tatko were on hand with some of their work.
The chairman of the 2012 Strawberry Festival are gathering items for the silent auction that will be held at the event on Saturday, March 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year there will be no live auction, but the silent auction will feature some breathtaking items.
Larry Anderson from Artistic Illusions in Englewood came out to Boca Grande on Thursday, Feb. 2 with a special passenger in his truck bed - a 1,600-pound concrete tarpon, to be exact. The tarpon replaces the original fiberglass fish at Gasparilla Properties, which was stolen months ago.
Lew Hastings, Boca Grande’s Chamber of Commerce executive director, had another networking opportunity on Monday, Jan. 30 in Fort Myers when former Speaker Newt Gingrich came to town.
Mitt Romney came out the winner at the Boca Grande polls on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the presidential primary election. By the end of the day, he had garnered 346 votes at the Boca Grande Community Center polling place.
An 81-year-old Ontario man was killed Monday afternoon near the intersection of 8th Street and Gasparilla Road while he was photographing flowers.
According to witnesses, at approximately 5 p.m. the man, Eberhard Maczynski, was on the west side of Gasparilla Road taking photographs. He apparently looked, then walked into oncoming traffic to cross the street.
Terry Ogle, a North Port man who works on the island, was the driver of the pick-up truck that hit Maczynski. No charges were filed.
Maczynski was taken by Lifeflight helicopter to Fort Myers, but was pronounced dead prior to arrival.
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