FIVE YEARS AGO
It’s been five years since we lost Mark Futch.
TEN YEARS AGO
The Barrier Island Parks Society was one step closer to owning the Range Light as the Department of Defense signed off.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
One week after Hurricane Ike, islanders were starting to take notice of some serious beach deficits.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
The Boca Grande Fire Control District proposed a 60 percent rate hike to pay for the new station they needed. There was some “skimming” going on, as 18 people had come forward to say their credit cards were scammed downtown.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
A management plan for Cayo Costa was up in the air, with most locals wanting the park to stay exactly the way it was.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Haley Batsel, Kacey Joiner, Charley Batsel and Megan McKenzie were belting out the hits at the Jam’s Karaoke Party.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Fr. Charles Sullivan was transferred to Marco Island, leaving room for Fr. Jerome Carosella to come aboard at Our Lady of Mercy.
FORTY YEARS AGO
A spokesperson for CBS who said part of the 1983 Miss Teenage America Pageant would be filmed in Boca Grande was proven wrong all because of a crane, and a scene from the movie “A Flash of Green” was filmed in the area because, they said, it was “so 60s.”