STAFF REPORT - Team Hudson’s Grocery is again fundraising for Boca Grande’s Relay For Life event. They will be having a bake sale in the park next to Hudsons on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Help support them as they begin their fundraising campaign for a great event.
Their baked goods are divine!
STAFF REPORT - The Friends of The Boca Grande Community Center invite you to another season of National Theatre Live. The first performance in the Community Center Auditorium wil be on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.
Guess what??? Our new Android app for the Boca Beacon e-edition is in the Google Play store now! It's a free app, but you have to be a paying e-edition customer to use it. Coming very, very soon: Our iPhone app! We will let you know soon on the status of that.
BY LIZA STROUT - On July 6, President Obama signed the RESTORE Act, which reallocates 80% of the fines levied against BP by the federal government as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the states.
Prior to the bill, fines from the Clean Water Act would have gone to the U.S. Treasury. Now, anywhere from $4 to $16.8 billion dollars will go into a trust for the affected states, including Florida.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - After waiving more than $600,000 in penalties for various state officials, the Florida Ethics Commission is still determined to make Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority board members pay.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Time is of the essence in any emergency, but when paramedics have to respond to an incident on the beach, things can get complicated. Walking through sand with an empty backboard can be hard enough, but running back to the ambulance with an injured person on that backboard can be even trickier.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Stalking baby tarpon in the backwaters of Wildflower Preserve can be tricky business. It requires a boat, a long piece of PVC and nerves of steel.
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