To the Editor:
Thank you to everyone in the Boca Grande Community who donated toys to this year’s Toys for Tots campaign. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated!
Printed word for word from the original 1897 letter in the New York Sun. The author is Francis Pharcellus Church, a veteran newsman at the paper.
I think we need to read this again right now.
I am 8 years old.“Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?”
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Ed Seale was a student at Virginia Tech the day he heard about the bombing of Pearl Harbor. That same day, he hitched a ride home to Sarasota and signed up for military service. Fast forward to the day he heard about the Gulf War beginning. He was with Rich Caccavale driving to Alabama to go hunting when he turned to his friend and said, “I need to be there. It’s the first time I’m not flying. It’s so strange, I’m not there.”
He was in his 70s at the time.
Marietta Huggard, Boca Grande’s favorite bridge teacher, will be offering beginner bridge lessons at the Boca Grande Community Center.
Even if you’ve never shuffled a deck, you can learn the “ins and outs” of bridge with Boca Grande’s most successful bridge teacher.
Bring forth the hounds the evening of December 14 and come to Dolphin Cove (a.k.a. Pink Pony). Festivities begin at dusk in the courtyard, when Yappy Hour commences.
This human-canine mingling was a big hit last year, and this year includes free dog treats, Yappy Hour shirts, complimentary wine, cat and dog merchandise, products from Woof Gang Bakery, jewelry crafted by Kelly (Reark) Borza and Suncoast Humane Society therapy dogs.
Call Dolphin Cove at 964-0109 for more information.
While the speed limit is only 15 mph on the Boca Grande Causeway right now, motorists have been slowing down further to take a better look at all the activity taking place on the south bride. Construction has kept a brusque pace, and while the bridge is shaping up many islanders have questions about why taking the road down to one lane there is necessary in mid-January.
It’s pretty simple, really. If they don’t, there will be construction going on right on top of passing cars.
Two felony thefts in two days were reported to Lee County Sheriff’s deputies between the days of December 10 and 11.
On December 10, deputies were called to the 500 block of 5th Street. The resident there reported that some of her clothing, including five cashmere sweaters, were missing from her home, as well as cash from her purse. The resident said she would prosecute.
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