BY MARCY SHORTUSE - After the April 25 meeting of the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority, I had some questions about where the bond issue would be going if the tax referendum didn’t pass. I spoke with some of the GIBA board members, and I wanted to share with you what information I gleaned from them.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Ax is a harsh word. Maybe it gets people’s attention in a negative way. Was it appropriate in last week’s headline? That depends on who you talk to.
The streets are full of golf carts with canine backseat drivers, the sidewalks are filled with all ages of snowbirds and, once again, it is Christmas time in Boca. It’s a time that isn’t quite season, but the group of us that are here year-round, or who come religiously to experience an island Christmas, know that there’s a feeling like no other time of year.
I call for immediate and substantive Professional Tarpon Tournament Series rule changes, or else for the immediate termination of the entire series.
When I was a child growing up in Old Englewood in the 1980s, the Rinkard Guest House was known to the neighborhood kids as a haunted house. The old historic building on the corner of Dearborn and Old Englewood Road was built in 1896. Originally a boarding school for children, then later purchased by Andrew Jergens of the soap and lotion fame, it was converted into a guest house for visitors. It is now privately owned.
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