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FIVE YEARS AGO
The Barrier Island Parks Society announced that John Rice would be their new president, and Krista Potthast-Haynes was the new vice president.
TEN YEARS AGO
Boca Grande residents with homes in the Northeast were the feature on the front page after Hurricane Sandy slammed their homes. Gov. Jeb Bush was the featured speaker at the Boca Grande Men’s Club.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
The Boca Grande “iguana tax” advisory board was scheduled to meet regarding second thoughts they were having about getting rid of iguana hunter George Cera and replacing him with the USDA.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Island School officials scheduled a town hall meeting to address public concerns regarding their potential new school site, and Jim Grace and Rebecca Schellinger were featured in RPP’s “Talley’s Folly.”
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
An attempt was being made to stop anyone without a license from operating a golf cart on the island, and Palm Island Resort President Dean Beckstead said they were obtaining permits to install devices along their shoreline to “train” ocean currents and to stop erosion.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Boca Grande fishing guides met to brainstorm ways to make the island fishing community stronger, including festivals and major sponsors such as R.J. Reynolds.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
The Dust Bunnies were set to play the Laff-a-Lott this weekend. Don’t you miss those days?