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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: Golf …

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 to the…

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 like …

EcoWatch: Sea turtles vs Plastics = Demise

“Sea turtles have stood the test of time. They are among the oldes…

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

To the Editor: My husband and I visit Boca Grande quite often. …

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 patrol…

Deadline upcoming for Sea Grape bathroom bids at Gasparilla Island State Park

June 25 is the deadline for bids for new bathrooms at Gasparilla Island State Park and their Sea Grape lot. The Florid…

Audubon Everglades team issues report on restoration, bird populations 

Twice a year, the Audubon Florida Everglades team brings together updates on restoration, research, and policy issues imp…

Lee County contracts with Banyan expert for report on plant conditions

Lee County has hired Certified Arborist Rick Joyce for a survey of the health of the Banyan Street banyan trees. The Lee …

Preschool graduation celebrated

The Boca Grande Preschool held its graduation on Thursday, May 30. Twelve preschoolers graduated to kindergarten as famil…