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FIVE YEARS AGO
We said goodbye to Pedalin’ Patty, and a new toll system was announced that would be implemented within a few months.
TEN YEARS AGO
Save the Tarpon was born and held a shindig at the Boca Grande Community Center.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
There were killer bees infesting the island’s water meters. Because, why not.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Lee County Sheriff Rod Shoap announced the plan that had fallen through to allow deputies to live on the island at the end of Wheeler Road was back on. The release date for the movie “Out of Time” with Denzel Washington was announced to be October 3. The film was shot on the island so there was much excitement to see it.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
More than 350 people the Community Center Auditorium to hear Lee County Commissioner’s discuss public rights-of-way to the water.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Englewood Bank & Trust announced its commitment to opening a branch office in Boca Grande by summer of that year.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Ospreys nesting held up the razing of the phosphate dock superstructure for 60 days, which meant work on the new Boca Bay project could not continue.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Port Boca Grande was one of three sites evaluated to be a possible location for onshore support facilities to offshore oil and gas exploration.