‘Elephant Company’ named as 2016 One Big Grande Boca Book

The votes are in, and the next “One Big Grande Boca Book will be “Elephant Company.”

Sweepin’ the gator back home

Certain local golf courses may have a huge alligator as their national claim to fame, but our island has its own version of reptilian fame. Recently our local iguana trapper, George Cera, had to herd one of the 1st Street ditch gators back home after he wandered down to the Boca Grande Community Center. He […]

Englewood Bank & Trust seeking care package donations for troops

Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced that the bank will serve as a collection point for non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Rotary Club of Englewood’s Food for the Troops drive through the month of May. Troops are in special need of the following items: Organic health bars Nuts, trail mix […]

Youth fishing tourneys done for this year, next year’s dates set

The Boca Grande Community Center hosted its last Youth Fishing Tournament of the season on Saturday, May 2 at the Boca Grande Fishing Pier.

Firefighters golf tournament held to support benevolent fund

The Boca Grande Fire Department hosted the First Annual Boca Grande Firefighters’ Benevolent Fund Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 2 at the Rotonda Golf & Country Club. For their first-ever tournament they had 18 teams participating, with a team comprised of Venice firefighters coming out on top as the winner with 18 under par. The […]

Letter to the Editor: A big thanks to all who participated in the OBGBBC

To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Johann Fust Library Foundation, I want to express our sincere appreciation to the community for your generous support and your participation in our many events this season. We have so many people and groups to thank!

Letter to the Editor: Resident challenges last week’s letter

To the Editor: The letter headlined “The Saga of” in the May 1 issue contained a series of unsubstantiated charges (Sunday confrontation) and misleading example (parkway plantings) which impeached the conduct of Gilchrist residents in the pursuit of our attempt to redeem the historic landscape architecture of the median on which we live. While the […]

Letter to the Editor: A happy community means well-attended churches … right?

To the Editor: We spend six months in Boca Grande, and the other six months we live in northern Ontario, Canada, where I was born and raised. Since building our beloved Camp David on the shores of Lake Superior some 20 years ago, we have attended an Anglican (Episcopal) church, St. James, in Goulais River. Many […]

Letter to the Editor: A bridge over calmer waters

To the Editor: I went to the GIBA website after reading the account of the last bridge meeting. Under “about us” was a statement entitled mission. “To maintain safe and efficient traffic flow at all times through the toll booths, along the causeway, and along the Intracoastal Waterway. To make fair and balanced decisions which […]

Obituary: Byron “By” Carlson

Byron Carlson, called “By” by everyone, he died peacefully April 29, 2015.