The 2012 Boca Grande Art Alliance “Art in the Home” Tour has been slightly modified, but with a last-minute generous decision will still feature seven homes.
The Thursday, Feb. 16 tour, hosted by the Boca Grande Art Alliance, will not feature the Fuller home. Instead, Susan and Tom Bowers’ home will be featured.
The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m.
Gasparilla Island State Park Ranger Jason Bennett holds a sandwich tern he rescued at the north end of the Park’s Sea Grape parcel on Tuesday. The bird, which had a broken wing, was turned over to Blanche Boudreau at The Loose Caboose.
Photo by Donna Lutton
The Lemon Bay Cheerleading Squad will be holding two car washes in February at the Boca Grande Fire Department. They will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. They will also pick cars, trucks and golf carts up anywhere on the island. The girls are trying to raise money for new uniforms, as theirs are approximately eight-years-old. You can reach their coach to make arrangements at (941) 323-0058. Ask for Diane.
Photo submitted by Tim Kerns Photography
When Boca Grande residents and visitors think of spring, they think of the Strawberry Festival. This year it will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature a bargain sale, a wine grab, and much more. Including, of course, strawberry shortcake.
Darrell Polk and Jeff Gaines, Jr. spoke before a full loggia at the Johann Fust Community Library on Wednesday, February 8. Gaines and Polk, both island natives, had the crowd laughing with their tales of island life before air conditioning and mosquito treatment.
BY LIZA STROUT - Dr. Aaron Adams of Mote Marine and the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust presented information on the effort to protect and restore habitat that is vital to tarpon, including Wildflower Preserve, to the Boca Grande community recently.
To the Editor:
Just about the best resource of any kind in Boca Grande is the local branch of the Lee County Library System at the community Center. Presided over by Toni Vanover, it provides access to the world of books and media literally at your fingertips. With your library card (or your card number) any book, audio book, DVD or music CD can be requested online, in person, or by phoning 964-0211 or (239) 479-4636. Search the website, library.lee-county.com, find what you want, click on "request," and the item is on its way. You have access to all the items in the Reference Room as well as the items, which number more than one million, in the entire Lee County Library System.
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