FIVE YEARS AGO
Was it red tide or Vibrio vulnificus that was making young stomachs upset, or back-to-school jitters? Either way, we had both.
TEN YEARS AGO
South Beach was missing three of their colorful Adirondack chairs, and sea turtle nests were being relocated thanks to an impending beach renourishment.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
A “Tinseltown Wedding” was about to take place on the island between Jesse Itzler and Sara Blakely. The legendary “Timbo” was back on local waters.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
The Post Office took away our community bulletin board, and Marilyn Hoeckel announced she was retiring as Lighthouse Museum director.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Linton Bowen won the 15th annual BoMo Children’s Tarpon Tournament with the first tarpon hookup and release. He was fishing on the “Chris Rip” with Capt. Lamar Joiner, Jr. and Brandon Riker.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Jamie Italiano beat out the boys in the BoMo with her dad, Capt. Nat, as her guide. More than 400 people were without phone service for three days after lightning hit a concentrator.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
A benefit for Amber Lake Wildlife raised $6,700, and Fugate’s owners John and Susan Weiner bought Presley’s Flower and Gift Shop, moving it next to their store, where Evelyn’s Beauty Shop once was.