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.