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Revamp for Palm Island’s Rum Bay

The restaurant Rum Bay in the Palm Island Resort on Palm Island has a new look and fully renovated interior and exterior….

The Island Golfer: Cap patrol prevents sandbaggers from unfair advantage

BY SCOTT COTHERMAN Hang around the first tee at any golf club and you will hear foursomes pair off for friendly games …

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 redfis…

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…

EcoWatch: Good and bad news for Florida’s ecosystem

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens …

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 unaba…

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, Feb…

Remarks on the Bridge Authority’s early years

BY GINGER WATKINS Editor’s Note: At her last meeting as chairman last month, outgoing GIBA Chairman Ginger Watkins ass…

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.  …

Boca Grande Health Clinic mid-season report

BY MARK DRISCOLL Here we are in March already, and I can’t believe how fast the months are flying by. I hope everyone …