To the Editor:We want to thank all of our customers who helped us to raise $3,290 for the Sgt. Mike Wilson Fund. A portion of the proceeds from each service call was put into the fund, and we thank all who donated.
Grande Aire Services, Inc.Boca Grande
To the Editor:
I wanted to compliment Mr. Short on his terrific article in the recent Gasparilla Magazine about the Boca Grande organizations which provide scholarship funds for island students. I thought it was a clever idea for the nice people of Boca who support Boca Bargins, the spaghetti dinners and all the chamber events to see what these fundraisers really accomplish. Space permitted only a few students highlighted, but we know there are many monetary gifts given to alot of young people with dreams. Thank you for letting folks know these scholarship events are truly making a great impact and the young people are sincerely grateful. Boca Grande is a place of community heart with love and respect. What a great island to grow up on. Thank you!
Joy WymanBoca Grande
To the Editor,
We are responding to the letter published in the Oct. 25 Beacon from Mr Len Tatko concerning potential solutions to parking issues in town. He concludes his letter with the statement that “Boca Grande wants to look like 2013.”
After a summer’s absence, all in Boca remains the same; the Gilchrist matter was on the Beacon’s front page when we left and it greets us on our return. While I can’t remember if the spin was in before we left, it certainly is now. By that I mean the appropriation of the title “community”, to designate the scheme that would convert the Gilchrist median into a 300 vehicle parking platform, seems like a bit of word play to try to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
A minor skirmish and topic of cocktail gossip has been brewing for the last few years, with several negative statements being published by well-meaning (but poorly-informed) individuals regarding the use of “curb-lawns” on Gilchrist Avenue.
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