Island School fourth grader Karoline Bellamy was the winner of the official tournament t-shirt for the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament. It was announced on Wednesday, April 18 that Karoline’s illustration won her a fishing trip with Capt. Sandy Melvin.
Nick Mostyn won an essay contest, which will allow him and three other friends places on a boat for the tournament. Their captain will be Capt. Waylon Mills aboard the Blaze on May 19 when they compete in the tournament.
Nick, his friends and Capt. Waylon will represent Team Cradle. The Cradle is an 89-year-old child welfare agency in Evanston, Ill. that has facilitated more than 15,000 adoptions.
The Friends of Boca Grande Community Center presents the film of “The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium.
This special presentation will benefit the youth programs of the Friends of Boca Grande Community Center. A donation of $10 at the door is suggested.
It’s not too late to enter the Whidden’s Back Bay Tournament, which will be held on Sunday, April 22.
On Saturday, April 21 the tournament coordinators will hold a final registration and will pass out of goody buckets at North Village Tiki Bar and Patricks Thai Bistro. Be there at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Rumor has it there might be live entertainment at the venue as well.
The public is welcome.
So far approximately 10 boats have signed up. Coordinators expect to have between 10 and 15 boats by the time the tournament begins.
A Sundown Colony renter reported that his bicycle was stolen from his condo sometime in the early morning hours of April 14.
According to Lee County Sheriff’s reports, the complainant told deputies that the bicycle was leaning up against the stairway to the condo, which is located in the 400 block of Gulf Blvd., when he last saw it. The bike is described as being a black Trek Hybrid bicycle with straight handlebars and a wireless speedometer. It is valued at approximately $800.
Bicycle thefts are on the rise on the island. Deputies are asking residents and visitors to please lock up their bicycles.
The first annual Cayo Costa Heritage Day will be held at Cayo Costa State Park on Saturday, May 5 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The Friends of Cayo Costa State Park (FCC), a new citizen support organization focused on protection and improvement for Cayo Costa State Park, will host the trip. The FCC is a division of the Barrier Island Parks Society, and all proceeds from the event go exclusively toward funding project and program needs for Cayo Costa State Park.
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