Ready to begin the Boca Grande Pickup Softball Game?
The games are held on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. at the Wheeler Road Ballfield.
Everyone is welcome to play, beginners to experienced players!
Information can be found on Facebook - search for “Boca Grande Pick Up Softball Game,” or call Mary Anne at 863-558-5412.
Everyone is willing to share equipment but please bring a glove, ball or bat if you have them.
See you there!
The sea turtles of Gasparilla Island continue their remarkable recovery from the effects of Tropical Storm Debby. Already, there are more nests known to be on the island than the total number of nests during the 2011 nesting season.
Last year’s total was 311 nests. There are currently 359 confirmed nests on the island’s beaches. There may be more, since markers were washed out in the high tides of the tropical storm.
The Boca Grande Historic Preservation Board met on Wednesday, July 25, to consider two proposals.
The first was the addition of a porch to a single family home on Lee Ave. The proposal requested relief from the minimum setbacks for the property and a minimum lot width and area requirements for the lot.
BY JILL FELTON CHATHAM - Barbara Chatham left this world on March 21, 2012. We all lost a treasure. She was laid to rest today beside her beloved husband, Pete, and son, Grady, neither of whom I had the pleasure of meeting.
Oh, but the stories she told me of them. That was our favorite thing to do ... tell stories. We spent a lot of time alone together so we would fill the time with story telling. Her stories were always better than mine. And I was glad to hear them.
BY LIZA STROUT - If you have spent any time on the north end of the island recently, you have probably noticed some very full drainage ditches and, occasionally, a lingering scent.
The water from Tropical Storm Debby and before that fills the ditches that line the road has turned stagnant ... and slimey ... and stinky.
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