To the Editor:
I almost got killed Sunday on Boca – but more about that later.
I am fortunate to live on two islands. In the summer, I play camp in Nantucket. In the winter, I do the same right here. Activities are pretty much identical – although the social scene here can be a bit more hectic, and memorizing lines for RPP is a reality here for me. But the tennis, the golf, the reading and swimming, the “leisure” activities, are prevalent on both islands. So is the biking. Both islands have, thankfully, facilities for biking safely. There are a myriad of bike paths all over Nantucket, making it possible to circumnavigate the island on a bike and do a respectable 50+ mile ride.
Let it not be said that Boca Grande Thanksgiving visitors don’t know how to have fun. These kids from Tampa – Megan and Chase Delmissier and Morgan and Nicholas Alexander – were out spreading the turkey love on Monday. It was a day of just driving around, hanging out in full turkey garb, waving their drumsticks in the air like they just didn’t care.
aBY JACK SHORT - With speed limits going back up on the causeway and seasonal traffic reentering the picture, it’s important to brush up on cycling traffic law and etiquette.
Boots Tolsdorf was reminded recently that some drivers display less than courteous (or even legal) behavior on the roads.
“This was my first incident in Boca Grande,” she said. “I saw him coming in my rear view. There was no one else on the road.”
BY JACK SHORT - Tom Midyett, recently appointed Secretary of the Boca Bay Pass Club, has been working for months various legislators and government agencies to secure more money for the Belcher Road seawallrepairs – and it may have worked.
“Hopefully we can see the light at the end of the tunnel,” Midyett said.
This year once again, instead of exchanging Christmas gifts, our family is collecting supplies over the next few weeks to send to our courageous troops in Afghanistan. Last year, the response from the community was overwhelming. We shipped over 30 packages.
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