It’s that time of year again ... time to lock up your fishing gear and stay extra-attentive on the roadways.On Saturday, Feb. 23 Lee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Inn Marina on 8th Street after the theft of fishing equipment was reported.
Katherine Manisco is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, London University, and also studied art at the Accademia Dell’Arte in Florence. The artist is a Linnean Society of London Fellow, a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.
Robert D. Burton, M.D. passed away peacefully on February 15, 2013. He had suffered a heart attack in early November from which he never fully recovered.
The Barrier Island Parks Society will be presenting several segments in their “Little Lights Toddler Time” program in March and April.
This is Capt. Phil O’Bannon’s very first column written for the Beacon, pertaining to local research and lecture series’ by Mote Marine Laboratory. Capt. Phil is the executive director of the Boca Grande Mote office. Expect to see his work in the paper from time to time.
BY CAPT. PHIL 0'BANNON - As the executive director of the Mote Marine Laboratory office in Boca Grande, my goals are to support Mote’s efforts to protect, preserve and enhance our marine environment. We still have one of the healthiest estuary systems in the country, but after growing up around and guiding in the Charlotte Harbor estuary system all my life, I have seen many changes.
The 11th annual Taste of Boca Grande, held on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Boca Bay Pass Club, raised $41,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank; this translates into $246,000 in food and supplies that can be distributed to those in need in Southwest Florida through the 160 participating agencies.
BY JACK SHORT - Bonnie and Richard Simonds have been married for more than 50 years, traveled to over 75 countries together and raised a family. Lately they enjoy some quiet time working with hobbies like bridge, reading, needlepoint and what is perhaps the most unusual among them – wooden jigsaw puzzles.
“We’re interested in seeing if people want to exchange them. We’d like to trade,” Bonnie said.
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