Want to help send an 8th grader to Sea Camp in the Florida Keys? Well, you can … several local kids are having a bake sale outside Newlin’s Mainely Gourmet this Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot cider and brownies are so tempting! Donations appreciated!
Parker O’Bannon, number 77 for Lemon Bay (at left), was part of the Homecoming court for the 2011-2012 school. The students celebrated Homecoming last weekend. Peter Humbarger, the son of Dr. Jeffrey and Angie Humbarger (in photo at right, top right), was honored along with other students on Homecoming Friday for receiving AP Scholarships. Dr. Humbarger works at the Boca Grande Health Clinic.
Wow! Boca Grande’s busy season is finally here. Just yesterday it felt like it was Labor Day and soon it will be Christmas. Where did October go? As a year-round resident of the island, I find it so interesting how “island time” seems almost stagnant in the summer time but it rushes at dizzying speeds during the fall and winter months. With winter’s shorter days and more things to see and do, it’s just funny how 5 o’clock is always just in a few hours.
The following was taken from Capt. Shannon Hoeckel’s blog, shortdriftcharters.blogspot.com.
A few days ago I headed out to Boca Grande Pass with my father to do some scouting for the charters I had the following weekend. It was early in the day, the air was a little cooler than usual and the sun was sparkling on the water. Everything seemed perfect for a great day of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Growing up in Boca Grande, Ryan Boyette always thought he would become a police officer like his father, or work for the FBI. Nine years ago Ryan was, in fact, on his way to entering a career in law enforcement, until his faith led him elsewhere. The Nuba Mountains in Sudan, to be exact.
Page 265 of 280
Click for a larger view