THIS DATE IN THE BOCA BEACON
FIVE YEARS AGO
We lost Capt. Freddy Futch. Also, Charlotte County Planning and Zoning went against county staff’s recommendation and voted not to put their seal of approval on rezoning for the Fishery property.
TEN YEARS AGO
Bob Fletcher was stunning in drag in “California Suite” and spaghetti dinners and pancake breakfasts were all the rage.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
Mount 7th Street was on the move. The 5,000 cubic yard dirt pile taken from a downtown drainage project was about to be taken to the causeway for least tern nesting. John Paul Turner was doin’ the robot at The Island School’s Friendship Dance.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Artist Jack Horner was profiled and a strong message boils it down – chew tobacco, sling paint and hurl expletives.
Who can argue with that mantra.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
A three-bedroom, two-bath villa on the beach (Lighthouse 17), close to the village, was for sale for $395,000.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Four 20 to 30-foot tall acacia trees which stood for a decade along the west side of Railroad Depot were taken out, much to the dismay of many. Chi Chi the dancing dog made it on stage at Talent Night.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Progress was taking its toll on the island as a three-way stop situation was put into affect at 1st Street and Gilchrist Avenue.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Porter Goss became a Lee County Commissioner.