Letters to the Editor


Letter to the Editor: Helping hands needed at Suncoast Humane Society

May 1, 2015
To the Editor: As their seasonal volunteers leave for the northlands, Suncoast Humane Society is looking for summer volunteers at their animal care center and thrift stores. The Society has a varie…

Letter to the Editor: Looking forward to Ferris wheels and Chunnels

April 17, 2015
To the Editor: We enjoyed reading the 2015 Bogus Beacon. We are looking forward to riding the Ferris wheel and participating in the demolition derby. The Chunnel will be a huge help in getting to C…

Letter to the Editor: BIPS raises the roof – and lots of $ – with Green Gala

April 10, 2015
Dear Editor; Then the lights went out. The Barrier Island Parks Society has wrapped up its “Light up the Night” 19th Annual Green Gala. This year’s fundraising event was sold out and raised over $5…

Letter to the Editor: BGHS Historic Home Tour very well attended

April 3, 2015
Dear Editor, Nearly 400 people attended the recent Boca Grande Historical Society’s Tour of Historic Homes. Almost 100 gathered for the luncheon at the Gasparilla Inn preceding the tour to hear Bil…

Letter to the editor: Bike Parade organizer thanks community for a great event

March 30, 2015
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Community Center had its 30th Annual Bike Path Parade last Saturday, which turned out to be a great event for island residents and visitors. Even though there were …

Letter to the editor: More thanks for a great event, this time from Woman’s Club

March 30, 2015
To the Editor: Members of the planning committee for “Fantasy Island: Live Your Dreams!” would like to thank the more than 130 volunteers who made last Saturday’s Women’s Club Spring Fair and Bike…

Letter to the editor: Book sale a bonanza thanks to bountiful donations

March 30, 2015
Dear Editor, Thanks to many of you, the Johann Fust Foundation’s book sale was a huge success. The book donations poured in, then the buyers poured in and then the books poured out! The volunteer…

Letter to the Editor: Strawberry Festival committee gives thanks to the community

March 20, 2015
To the Editor: The United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church want to express our appreciation to everyone in the community for their efforts in their contributions, volunteering and sup…

Letter to the editor: Mr. Perry responds …

March 13, 2015
To the Editor: I’ve been part of the community on this island for 30 years. My wife for 50 years. I’m insulted that you apparently think I’m not part of it. When I ran for a position on the GIBA b…

Letter to the editor: BGHS thanks all for another successful historic home tour

March 13, 2015
Nearly 400 people attended the Boca Grande Historical Society’s Tour of Historic Homes last Thursday. Almost 100 gathered for the luncheon at the Gasparilla Inn preceding the tour to hear Bill Mor…