THIS DATE IN THE BOCA BEACON
FIVE YEARS AGO
The sale of Las Olas, a home that was once part of the Crowninshield compound on Gilchrist Avenue, broke island real estate records when it sold for $13 million.
TEN YEARS AGO
The Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce announced that the two-day competition would also include the traditional art show and live music, as well as a special feature production called “Rich History … Priceless Future” that would air on Fox Sports Florida.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
Super Sunday at Reggie’s house drew a host of islanders including Giants fan Skip Perry (we always knew there was something off about that guy) and Baldi’s famous barbeque.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
A lot was going on, but it was a window-shopping pelican downtown that drew the most attention. He hung out in front of The Temp, then wandered down the street looking in the shop doors.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
A rogue winter storm blew up, crashing waves 30 feet onto the beach and spawning very high winds.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Almost 80 protesters marched on the Boca Grande Causeway to protest bridge pass policy changes made by Gaspar, Inc. Those changes regarded the bridge pass coupon book policy that stated each employee of each business had to purchase their own passes.
FORTY YEARS AGO
County commissioners met to seek proposals from private industry for the establishment, construction, financing and operation of a port facility.