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Obituary: George Robert Baker

George Robert Baker – November 5, 1929 to September 3, 2019 – died peacefully at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago…

Impossible to forget …

■ BY NED HICKSON I’ll never forget how I felt this day 18 years ago as an American, a volunteer firefighter and as a fathe…

Another typical island controversy arises … oh, joy

■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE In my house, the quickest way to lose privileges is to demand them … especially when said privilege …

‘Come get us, please!’ Local woman shares story of her Murphy Town family and their Dorian catastrophe

■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE UPDATE TO THIS STORY: As of Thursday evening, D…

Island School student performing in ‘Jungle Book’ production in Venice through September 15

■ BY SUE ERWIN Makaila Lindsey, a 5th grade student at The Island S…

We dodged a mess, but Bahamas are decimated

■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE There was hardly a break in our typical summer weather at all when Hurricane Dorian was spinning off t…

Youth fishing tournament next Saturday

■ STAFF REPORT After more than a year, the Boca Grande Youth Fishing Tournament is back. The event will take place at 9 a….

Beach erosion could possibly affect nests on the north end

■ BY SUE ERWIN Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association patrol members reported that a fair amount of beach erosion took place t…

Swamped boat’s whereabouts still being investigated

■ STAFF REPORT The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office marine unit responded to a call about a sunken boat in Gasparilla Pas…

Say your ‘farewells’ to Mr. David, for he is moving on

■ BY SUE ERWIN Everyone who is familiar with Lee County Parks & Recreation senior program specialist David Bartels wil…