To the Editor:If anyone would like to send a holiday card to our nephew, Anthony Kopp, his address is:
To the Editor:
The Boca Grande Childcare Center was a huge factor in the success of Native Gardens Florist. When the business was trying to get off the ground, this wonderful community made it possible for me to put my children in a wonderful learning environment where they thrived.
The organizers of the 2011 Gasparilla Island Fishing Tournament would like to thank the area merchants and guides who made this year’s tournament a success.
Partying at Boca Grande Marina ...
Barton & Gray Mariners Club held their annual dock party last week at Boca Grande Marina to celebrate the return of their Hinckley yacht, True Blue II, to Boca Grande for the season. Guests enjoyed light refreshments catered by Miller’s Dockside, touring the yacht and demonstration cruises.
Taking some time off from holiday cooking and holiday guests, a smaller than usual number of players competed during Thanksgiving week at the Boca Grande Duplicate Bridge Club for Monday, Nov. 21 winners were:
Rey Futch married Christian Urbat of Wernigerode, Germany on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. The ceremony was held on Banyan Street where Rey’s parents, Mark and Kathy Futch, were married 37 years ago. The guests arrived to Colt Clark playing songs by the Beatles, Ray LaMontagne, and Ben Harpor to name a few, and the ceremony was translated in German by Pastor Craig Rees’ wife Wibke Rees. Following the ceremony, the guests arrived at the Pink Elephant dock, where they boarded several local fishing boats for a scenic boat ride to the reception at the Collier Inn on Useppa Island. The Boca Bande played their classic hits there, and it was a fun night of dancing and celebrating.
Only a few of the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority members present at the November 17 quarterly meeting knew when they sat down at the table that they were about to get a $6 million slap in the face. It’s a slap that may be amended in the near future, though, as the bridge’s executive director said on Wednesday, Nov. 23, that the costs may have already been taken down to $15 million.
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