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FIVE YEARS AGO
Work began on the new Gasparilla Island Water Association, The Island School held their annual Friendship Dance and the Pine Leaf Boys were shakin’ it at the Historical Society fundraiser.
TEN YEARS AGO
Florida Field was making cookies at the Child Care Center, Tom Gilligan was making the kids some pizza and Evelyn Finnegan told them stories and sang.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
Capt. Sandy was fishing with Daytona winner Ryan Newman and three people were attacked by a hawk in Boca Bay. Boca Grande’s first Relay for Life raised more than $11,000 for the American Cancer Society.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Misty didn’t know who took the mooring buoys in the bayou near Miller’s Marina, or why they did it, but she was glad they were gone. Carolann and Lo Lo were selling tickets to “Castaways.”
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Squeakie was sitting on Pudder’s porch when she heard a voice on the answering machine inside say it was the FBI calling. Were they looking for where the bones were hidden? Squeakie split before she could find out.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Opposing parties locked horns on the topic of the CSX Boca Bay South Village development. “Wini’s Wanderings” was the art exhibit of the week and many attended Isabelle’s birthday party at the Community House.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Demolition crews were carting away pieces of the century-old phosphate dock at Port Boca Grande.