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Get prepped for the Fourth of July on Gasparilla Island

A roundup of upcoming events and specials in Boca Grande and around Cape Haze and Charlotte County. Some events: …

Fishing is unique to each of us

Many of us start fishing as kids, introduced by parents or grandparents. It seems to me the younger we are exposed t…

SW Florida Fishing: Minor delay … back to fishing

BY CAPT. WILL WATERHOUSE  The rain and wind the past few weeks have limited the tarpon fishing, but it’s looking …

EcoWatch: Sea turtles vs Plastics = Demise

“Sea turtles have stood the test of time. They are among the oldest living creatures on Earth. Their origins date ba…

Letters: Families need beaches, open up 5th Street, respect for environment

To the Editor: My husband and I visit Boca Grande quite often. I read with great interest the articles focusing o…

Turtle report: Downpours and lightning do not deter volunteers

BY ARLENE HALL BGSTA SECRETARY  The rainy weather system of the past week had some impact on the BGSTA’s turtle p…

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.