BY JACK SHORT - Jamie Kuligowski’s personality is unmistakably bright and sparkles, even during a long interview. She is enthusiastic, friendly and well-suited to her profession and new position, sales manager at the Gasparilla Inn & Club.
The two black Labradors pictured here, Ben and Jerry, are in quick need of a good home.
They are the dogs of Bud Amen who passed away just a few months ago. They are brothers, both very mellow, purebred and approximately 8-years-old.
Time is running out to find them a home, so if you can help please contact us here at the Beacon, 964-2995, message us on our Facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They are good boys who need a good home. Please help!
BY LIZA STROUT - The end date for the project to renourish the beaches of Gasparilla Island has been pushed back from March 15, 2014, to June 20, 2014. This is thanks to an extension to a permit end date.
BY LIZA STROUT - While the doors have been closed to the public for the month of August, the Historic Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum has been a hotbed of activity.
The longleaf pine wood floors have been refinished and polished to a shine; the casings, moldings and doors have all been repainted and the U.S. Coast Guard has replaced the light bulbs in the Fresnel lamp that flashes every night.
The Lee County medical examiner is still investigating the cause of death of a 48-year-old Sarasota woman at Cabbage Key this weekend.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Tank is a gentleman of grand stature, who is currently fostering three kittens and working on his ball-playing at the home of Jacques and Blanche Boudreau, owners of The Loose Caboose restaurant. Found as a stray running down the road near the Wildlife Center of Venice in deplorable shape, the black Labrador mix is now part of the Boudreau family.
He is fighting for his life, though, and fading quickly. He has what is known as a trigeminal nerve-sheath tumor, which is slowly growing and pressing up against his skull. It began on the outside of his head before entering inside, and now that it is inside his head is becoming misshapen. The only hope Tank has right now is at a veterinary teaching hospital in Gainesville, where he would undergo radiation and other aggressive treatments.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - The injunction filed against Save The Tarpon by the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series earlier this year was dismissed in a Charlotte County court on Wednesday, Aug. 28, as the court found that PTTS claims against the individual members of the group were deficient in nature.
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