Nat Italiano, Katie Caldwell, Arnie and Patricia Rappaport, Capt. Bill Miller and Jack Lyons all enjoyed Bonnie McGee’s seventh annual “Party on 5th” on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Katie’s husband, Billy, can be seen lurking in the background.Photo by Julianne
To the Editor:On November 18, The Friends of Boca Grande had their Generous Donor’s Party to thank those members of the community that have donated $1,000 or more this past year. We had a terrific turn out and would like to thank the Englewood Bank for their sponsorship of this event. We would also like to thank Dolphin Cove for their generous donation of the use of a limousine golf cart.Marta B HowellExecutive director of the Friends of Boca Grande
To the Editor:Scrooge lives!Fugate’s department store has been a UPS shipping station “forever.” That is, until, someone blew the whistle. The store is not a “legit” shipping station, according to the latest information.My suspects are the off-island UPS stores that didn't like competition?We should call UPS and protest the shutting down.Len TatkoBoca Grande
Executive Director Jim Cooper’s four-year contract with the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority stands, after two board members questioned whether or not it should be revisited.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, toll-takers started handing out surveys. Some people took them to fill out, others didn’t.
Those who do fill them out and return them, though, have a chance at winning a 30-trip toll pass.
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