BY JACK SHORT - A group of concerned Boca Grande property owners is trying to drum up awareness of their ongoing efforts to refurbish the crumbling seawall on Belcher Road. They are joined by former Congressman Andy Ireland, members of the Barrier Island Parks Society and the Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association, and they hope to convince representatives in Tallahassee to secure enough funds to cover the cost of repairs to the wall, an estimated $500,000, as soon as possible.
BY LIZA STROUT - This weekend is a big one for two island establishments, the Depot Building and the Palmetto Inn. They are celebrating their centennial year, with a three-day festival of music, art and fun.
It has been cussed out, poisoned, cursed and cut away. It affects almost everyone in the world, through firsthand experience or from knowing someone who has died in its deadly throes. It is cancer.
On Tuesday, April 23 at approximately 12:15 p.m. two vehicles were involved in a rollover accident at 26th Street and Gasparilla Road.
So far, everyone injured in the boating accident in Bull Bay that occurred on April 12 are doing well. Andrew Haines of Pheonix, Ariz., who was airlifted from a local marina after being involved in the accident, has been discharged from Lee Memorial Hospital. Haines was on the boat captained by Capt. Steve Ahlers when they were involved in a collision with a boat operated by Jesse Smith of Port Charlotte.
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