To the Editor:
Noted author Randy Wayne White's article that appeared in last Friday's Boca Beacon was a fantastic message that all tarpon enthusiasts and conservationists should read.
Sadly, there were many tarpon-fishing clients, their families, local guides, island residents and others who did not get a chance to view Mr. White's statement, as the various locations on the island that have Boca Beacon storage racks available with normally plenty of papers all seemed to be interestingly empty.
To the Editor:
The most famous fishing tournament in SW Florida has returned after a six-year hiatus and we at the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce could not be more proud or thankful for the monumental efforts and dedication of the organizers, sponsors, volunteers and participants who spent nearly a year and thousands of hours of planning to make it a success.
We had 33 boats compete in the fleet.
Our winners this year received cash and prizes totaling well over $53,000.
The wording of the November ballot question, as published in the Boca Beacon on May 4, 2012, is most disturbing. It is shocking to think you have used such deceptive language for this ballot question.
The referendum is not a vote, “Yes: For bonds” or “No: Against Bonds” to finance the bridges. You should be asking forthrightly, do you, as a voter, approve a GIBA-levied ad valorem tax, not to exceed .3 mils, to secure a bond issue. Yes or no.
The deceptive wording you have chosen should not be acceptable to the state, counties or voters. It is a tactic that should gain the ire and disrespect it warrants.
Joan HallBoca Grande
Sign ups for Englewood Cats football and cheer, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Larry Nicol Field, Oyster Creek Sports Complex, 6765 San Casa Drive, Englewood.
Free physicals, meet coaches, information on free summer clinics, cheerleading demonstrations, games, bounce house.
Registration is $100 per child and is not required at the time of registration. Additional fees may apply.
Bring original birth certificate for first-time registrants.
Visit englewoodcats.com for registration forms.
As an Island historian I would like to comment on Skip Perry's editorial in last week’s Beacon. In spite of what some might call Skip’s “aggressive style,” I thought that, on the whole, it was “spot on.” Boca Grande has historically been a multi-dimensional town. I want go into all of the reasons that it was that way.
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