THIS DATE IN THE BOCA BEACON
A BOCA BEACON TIMELINE
FIVE YEARS AGO
Dr. Raymond James joined the Boca Grande Health Clinic staff.
TEN YEARS AGO
The Mote Marine Laboratory branch on the island was about to open and Cannon and Kyle Jones spoke to the Beacon about the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. It occurred at the elementary school they attended as children.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
The Royal Palm Players presented “We Need a Little Christmas” at The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club. The production included Charlie Tyler, Devyn Main, Clara Marra, Linda Noyes, Linda Rollyson, Boots Tolsdorf and many others.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Former Vice President Dan Quayle was serving at the spaghetti dinner. Lee County was set to rule on the fate of The Island School and their potential building site at the Boca Grande Community Center.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Charlotte County Commissioners approved the dredging of Stump Pass, while the Army Corps of Engineers said they didn’t have enough money to dredge Boca Grande Pass.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and about 75 other runners participated in the Boca Grande Community Center’s 5K Reindeer Run.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Lee County Commissioner Porter Goss announced he was running for a congressional seat in the 13th Florida District.