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SW Florida Fishing: Trout Time …

BY CAPT. SANDY MELVIN Last week was a good one for big speckled trout in the backcountry. We also saw some nice r…

SW Florida Fishing: It’s time for a day on the water

BY CAPT. JOE LACLAIR Spring fishing is so great, I love it. Big snook, reds, trout, and suicidal pompano on the s…

EcoWatch: Good and bad news for Florida’s ecosystem

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing t…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Called to a life of faith, in Boca Grande

There is something special about Garth Bailey. It only takes a few minutes talking to him to know what it is. He is …

Letters: Appreciation for water quality editorial 

To the Editor:  Thank you for the great editorial in the paper this week. (See Lake Okeechobee’s overflowing…

Redundant systems and Boca Grande’s Auxcomm 

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, communications for Cape Haze and Boca Grande went back to the pre-Flintstones era…

See the blue-green water of the Gulf of Mexico at Gasparilla Island State Park for yourself. You’ll be right next to the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum built in 1890.