When Dennis Oller walked in to the Englewood Community Care Clinic with wounds on his leg, he had exhausted all of his other options for care in the Englewood area.
It was a beautiful fall day for a fishing tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 22 as nine boats dipped lines in the water in search of redfish, for the 18th annual Gasparilla Island Fishing Tournament.
By the time this paper is out in stands, three games will have been played. This year’s Thanksgiving feast and football, hopefully turned out to be some good ones with the teams that played: Packers (10-0) at Lions (7-3), Cowboys and Dolphins both riding a three-win streak, and the night game had for the first time the Harbaugh brothers (Jim with the 49ers at 9-1 vs John with the Ravens at 7-3) fighting it out on the field.
For a few years now, when readers have gone to bocabeacon.com they’ve found the top news stories of the week, the fishing report, the web cams and a scattering of photos. The old, trusty coconut telling you that you’ve come to the “Bocanut Telegraph” has always welcomed you.
To the Editor: In the summer of 2008, local guides and anglers met with the simple goal of identifying science-based projects, which would preserve our tarpon population and avoid collapses similar to those in Port Aransas, Texas and Homasassa. We decided that funding satellite tags was an effective first step.
To the Editor:
The Community Project Committee of the Planters Garden Club wanted to give a gift to the community in honor of one of our co-founders – Anna Bowditch – who was devoted to many island interests and activities.
I’m in agreement with Becky, regarding the electronic speed indicater on Gasparilla Road. First, it’s ugly; 2nd, it is in constant broken status; 3rd, it smacks of “Big Brother.”
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