Librarian Pansy Cost one of several ‘Legends’ to be featured in BGHS series

  SUBMITTED BY THE BOCA GRANDE HISTORIAL SOCIETY – Pansy Cost is one of a handful of Boca Grande’s colorful, old-time residents and visitors who will be featured at the Boca Grande Historical Society’s “Lunch with the Legends” at the Gasparilla Inn on November 3. Look for more information about this event in the weeks […]

PROFILE: Nicole Tillotson

  BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Island School teacher Nicole Tillotson is just settling into her new classroom this week. She is sharing the duties of teaching third, fourth and fifth graders with last week’s profile subject, J.T. Tremaine, and it appears she is a beautiful fit with our community, our school and our children. Nicole grew […]

Obituary: R. Abel Garraghan

  R. Abel Garraghan of Burgevin St., Kingston died unexpectedly on Monday, August 24, 2015 at his West Hyannisport, MA residence. He was 72. He was born in Kingston, a son of the late former city Mayor Raymond W. Garraghan and his wife Ruth Abernethy Garraghan. He graduated from Kingston High School, attended Manhattan College […]

Obituary: Richard Newman

A full obituary for Richard Newman will be announced here next week, but services in his honor will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, followed by a Celebration of Life at The Amory Chapel.

Apostles Build 2015 a success, can you help in 2016?

To the Editor: Under the Lord’s watchful eye our Apostles Build 2015 project began in early January and was completed on schedule thanks to our partnership with nine local church congregations. The churches participated financially and by donating volunteer hours. Church members held fundraisers and spread the word among their congregations about this “back yard […]

Suncoast Humane Society nearing goal of 100 pet adoptions

  To the Editor: Forty-two dogs and forty-nine cats have found forever homes to date during Suncoast Humane Society’s “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” adoption special for the month of August. If you have been thinking of adding a furry, four-legged member to your family, this might be the best opportunity for you to do […]

Mote scientists use iPhone technology to study sharks

BY KAITLYN FUSCO, MOTE MARINE – On Thursday, Aug. 6, Mote Marine Laboratory scientists took to Charlotte Harbor to conduct a follow-up of a now completed study on mortality and survival rates of blacktip sharks after they are caught and released by Florida recreational fishermen. After fishermen catch a shark, it is relatively unknown how […]

OBITUARY: Robert F. Shandorf

    BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Robert F. Shandorf, age 68, of St. Paul, MN and Boca Grande, FL died unexpectedly on 8/5/15. Bob was born May 10, 1947 in Minneapolis.

TIS students head back to school Monday

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – It was August 21, 2000 when The Island School opened its doors for the first time, with one classroom and 14 students in the Boca Grade Community Center. As the student population grew, so did the campus. Today’s Island School is housed in the current inviting, six-classroom building that was opened […]

GICIA announces new information kiosk to grace town park

The Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association has announced plans for a new kiosk to be erected downtown, which will hopefully be complete by October 1.