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Lacking a potager? The Garden Club will help you with that

SUBMITTED BY THE BOCA GRANDE GARDEN CLUB – Do you know what a “potager” is? It is the French word for kitchen garden and literally means “for the soup pot.” So the potager is a thing, a kitchen garden, but it is more than that. It is a philosophy of living connected to the garden, […]

30 years of art in Englewood

The 30th Annual Englewood Bank & Trust Invitational Art Festival is slated for Saturday & Sunday, January 30 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of Englewood Bank & Trust’s main branch, 1111 S. McCall Road in Englewood. With 60 of the nation’s top award- winning fine artists and craftsmen, it’s […]

Enjoy some improv with RPP, Friends and some lazy fairies

SUBMITTED BY BOOTS TOLSDORF – Laughter feels good! So you have a great opportunity to join the frivolity on Friday, Jan. 15, when the Royal Palm Players join forces with Friends of the Boca Grande Community Center to present the hilarious Sarasota-based Lazy Fairy Improv Troupe for one night only. There will be two shows – […]

Florida: The Ponzi State

Gary Mormino, considered the dean of Florida historians, will speak in Boca Grande on Monday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Boca Grande Community Center auditorium. A reception will follow. The lecture and reception are sponsored by the Boca Grande Historical Society and are free and open to everyone. When George Packer, a writer […]

Touring pro Schmidt and fave Harrington to play tennis series

The 2016 Pro Tennis Exhibition Series will be held this spring each Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Boca Grande Club from February 3 to March 16. The Series, with proceeds benefitting the Suncoast Humane Society, will include eight men and eight women competing for over $5,000 in prize money. This is the fifth week […]

Touring pro Schmidt and fave Harrington to play tennis series

BY JEN FIERS – The 2016 Pro Tennis Exhibition Series will be held this spring each Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Boca Grande Club from February 3 to March 16. The Series, with proceeds benefitting the Suncoast Humane Society, will include eight men and eight women competing for over $5,000 in prize money. This […]

Looking to go legit on the high seas?

Realize your dream of becoming a certified captain at Sea School’s Captain’s License Course, to be held January 25, 26, 27 and February 8, 9, and 10 at the Boca Grande Fire Department. With more than 38 years of experience in dealing with Coast Guard licensing, regulations and maritime education, Sea School uses USCG- certified […]

Suncoast featuring amazing items in Tennis Ball auction

The Tennis Ball is a very important event every year, as it is the biggest fundraiser for the Suncoast Humane Society. This year’s Ball, to be held at the Boca Grande Club on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m., will also include a live auction. One of the live auction items, “Nat Italiano’s […]

Foundation announces new Foundation as partner

SUBMITTED BY THE FISH & WILDLIFE FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA – The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida today announced the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation as a new conservation partner, helping bring national attention to the importance of fishing licenses and their connection to conservation, as well as connecting youth and families with fishing and […]

PROFILE: Jane Carlson

BY SUE ERWIN – A shell-lined walkway leads to the ground floor studio of Boca Grande artist Jane Carlson. Colorful paintings adorn the walls and line the room leading to the serene, seafront workspace that the artist paints in every day. “My favorite medium is watercolor,” Jane said. “It’s very loose and unformulated. I like […]