Tennis Classic finals slated for next week

The Gasparilla Island Tennis Classic, sponsored by the Boca Beacon, is down to the final rounds this Saturday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. with Shannon Coe playing Eve Harrison and Jordan Ittersagen playing round-robin matches at the Boca Grande Club.

Englewood Bank & Trust Invitational Art Festival this weekend

The 30th Annual Englewood Bank & Trust Invitational Art Festival is this Saturday & Sunday, January 30-31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of Englewood Bank & Trust’s main branch at 1111 S. McCall Road in Englewood. Well-known local artist, Carroll Swayze is the coordinator of the Art Festival and spends a […]

Don Pedro to provide programs by boat on Tuesdays in February

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center has partnered with Captiva Cruises and the Florida Park Service to provide educational programs at Don Pedro Island State Park which is accessible only by boat. Programs will vary but may include guided walks on plants, shelling, turtles, and shore birds. The programs begin at the pavilion at 9:30 a.m. and […]

Obituary: Diana Dempsey Toney

Diana Dempsey Toney, 76, of Wayne, died Saturday 23, 2016 at Delnor Glen St. Charles. She was born May 23, 1939 in Riverside, Il., the daughter of the late Lawrence and Dorothy Hahn Dempsey.

Peter, Paul & Mary tribute band to perform February 4 at Community Center

A Band Called Honalee, a Peter, Paul & Mary tribute band, will be performing at the Boca Grande Community Center on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The band consists of Sarah Randall Hunt (vocals), Eli Zoller (vocals, guitar), Sam Sherwood (vocals, guitar) and Kris Rogers (bass).

Chad’s got a new cut!

A new pass has finally opened on the front side lagoon of Cayo Costa, after 1 1/2 years of being closed with no water exchange, and the fish that were once trapped are now free to move to the Gulf! The extreme onshore wind during the cold fronts last week, and high tides with heavy […]

Obituary: Betty Jane Shiarella

Betty Jane Shiarella, passed away on November 19, 2015. She was born in New Kensington, PA on May 5, 1931 and went through the Arnold, PA school system, graduating from Arnold High School. Mom married my father, George Shiarella, on July 7, 1951 and the couple ultimately settled in New Jersey, where they raised three […]

PROFILE: Brendan Dinan

Boca Grande resident and self-employed contractor Brendan Dinan has lived on the island for nearly ten years. His parents live on the island as well which is one reason why he decided to move here in 2004. Brendan had his business in New Hampshire for 18 years before deciding to relocate to Florida. “I was doing similar […]

Suncoast Humane Society reaches 5,000 spay/neuter surgeries

To the Editor: Suncoast Humane Society’s preventive health care clinic is proud to announce that it has performed its 5,000th spay/neuter surgery. The clinic, located at 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, performs spay and neuter surgeries for cat and dog owners of any income level. By offering affordable services, it encourages everyone, regardless of income, […]

Thanks in advance from the ‘Taste’ committee

To the Editor: The committee for The Taste of Boca Grande wish to thank in advance Terry Bisset and The Boca Bay Pass Club for once again hosting the Harry Chapin Food Bank charity. This function is in its 14th year and to make it even more special we have decided to honor some very […]