BY JACK SHORT - Wentworth Caldwell grew up immersed in Civil War history and groceries, though he’s involved more with the former than the latter since moving to Boca Grande 10 years ago. He also volunteered at the lighthouse museum until last year, and now spends his days with his wife, Barry, and dog, Bentley, soaking up the small-town feel and history of the island.
Karl E. Karalus Jr. of St. Cloud died on Feb. 12, 2013. He went home to the Lord peacefully, surrounded by those he loved.
BY NIKKI HEIMANN - The surrounding waters of Boca Grande and many other beaches along Florida’s coast have been hit hard with the malignant algae, Karenia brevis. The onshore winds have been affecting many people who spend their day on the island. It’s become normal to hear a chorus of coughing around town, especially when outdoors. This red tide has been lingering, coming and going since October. It has been reported that this is the worst outbreak since 2007.
To the Editor,
The Tarpon Ball Committee wants to express their heartfelt thanks to all those who helped make the Tarpon Ball’s Good Old Days such a wonderful evening.
Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS) extends heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to making our 2013 “Swashbuckler’s Ball” fundraiser a great success. The Boca Bay Pass Club provided a lovely setting for this year’s Green Gala, featuring a picture-perfect sunset from the tent on the lawn.
Feeling lucky? Ready for a new ride on the water? You can purchase a chance to win a brand new Veloce Classico Boat at the Hank Wright Live Auction on Thursday, April 4.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Living in a home with a view of the beach is a privilege not many enjoy. Residents on Belcher Road near the beach are some of those select few. They like waking up in the morning, grabbing a cup of coffee and standing at the window enjoying a view of ... a public bathroom?
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