BY MARCY SHORTUSE - If you’re out and about this Saturday, try to stop by Palm on Park and look for the purple lemonade stand sign in front. There you will find Grey Chapin, an island resident, and her friend, Emily Sher, manning the stand. They will be serving lemonade for a good cause from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 16.
BY LIZA STROUT - While Orion’s special hearing was a disappointment for the company, after the hearing they had some good news for the island. Gasparilla Island’s first and only traffic light will be coming down today, a full week earlier than projected. As soon as the last of the south approach to the bridge is paved, it will open to full, two-way traffic.
The Boca Grande Garden Club held their 15th anniversary luncheon at the Gasparilla Inn on Wednesday, Feb. 13. It was a celebration of many things, including the fact that their membership has reached 300.
Kids at the Boca Grande Child Care Center spent some time this week making valentines for veterans at the Bay Pines V.A. Outpatient Clinic in Port Charlotte. According to teacher Heidi Cahill, this is something they had contemplated since last year.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Heather Crosser, a teacher at The Island School, is a self-proclaimed technology geek. It’s nothing to be ashamed of in this day and age to be sure, in a world of return buttons, diagnostic checks and “www” addresses.
Looking for some excitement this weekend? Uncle Henry’s Marina is having a poker run on Saturday, Feb. 16 and you can bring your boat, car or bicycle.
During the week of January 14-17, Hope For Haitians Chairmen Ben and Louise Scott, and eight Boca Grande Committee members, traveled with Food For The Poor to Haiti. During the three-day trip, the group attended the inauguration of the Boca Grande Friendship Village II in Michaud, and they also toured the location of the future site of Boca Grande Friendship Village III, where they received a very warm welcome.
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