To the Editor:
I almost got killed Sunday on Boca – but more about that later.
I am fortunate to live on two islands. In the summer, I play camp in Nantucket. In the winter, I do the same right here. Activities are pretty much identical – although the social scene here can be a bit more hectic, and memorizing lines for RPP is a reality here for me. But the tennis, the golf, the reading and swimming, the “leisure” activities, are prevalent on both islands. So is the biking. Both islands have, thankfully, facilities for biking safely. There are a myriad of bike paths all over Nantucket, making it possible to circumnavigate the island on a bike and do a respectable 50+ mile ride.
This year once again, instead of exchanging Christmas gifts, our family is collecting supplies over the next few weeks to send to our courageous troops in Afghanistan. Last year, the response from the community was overwhelming. We shipped over 30 packages.
BY JACK SHORT - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has riled some folks on the north side of the island with a string of non-compliance enforcements. Thirteen residents with homes on the south side of Gasparilla Pass were told by the DEP within the last three or four months that their docks were not compliant with Florida statutes regarding dock area and size.
BY JACK SHORT - The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority held two brief meetings Wed., December 4 to approve a long term loan for part of their bridge financing, and to come to some agreement about how they’d rewrite their employee manual.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - The guys at the Boca Grande Fire Department are polishing and sanding some deep indentations on their front door. Why, do you ask? Because the ladies of Boca Grande who put those scratchmarks there are now sated ... the 2014 Boca Grande Fire Department calendar is here.
After a hiatus from calendar-making for a few years, the department has released its 2014 edition which will include Pat Bigness, Dave LeClercq, Patrick O’Connor and Jeff Knowles.The cost is $15, or $20 if you need it mailed.
Call the fire department at 964-2908 or stop by Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 p.m. to pick one up, and support the Boca Grande Firefighters’ Benevolent Fund.
The fire department also has some of their breast cancer awareness T-shirts in stock and for sale, which make great Christmas gifts.
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