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FIVE YEARS AGO
Final Hurricane Irma debris pickups were complete as anglers were busy tying flies and getting ready for the GIFT tournament.
TEN YEARS AGO
A manatee in Boca Bay was picked up and transported to Lowry Park Zoo due to exposure to red tide. Amber Mills married Mike McGuiness at the Lighthouse.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
The island’s “iguana board” was looking to Lee County for funding, and flat-out said if they couldn’t find it from somewhere like the County, the program would cease to exist.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Bob Young and Al LeClair tried their hand at standup comedy, held at The Temp.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority voted unanimously to offer Gaspar, Inc., the owner of the “Boca Grande Bridge and Causeway,” $7.9 million, and red tide closed shellfish harvesting.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Installation of a groin and revetment at the south end of the island at Boca Grande Pass would have to wait until a later date due to funding issues, U.S. Army Corps officials said. Buttons the Clown was at the Community Center with balloon sculptures and a story reading.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Boca Grande was about to become the first historic district in Lee County. Ray Conger and Al Farmer began work on Hotel H, E. Railroad Avenue, in an attempt to save the structure.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Cayo Costa was rezoned.