FOCH v. Charlotte County (re)set for July with new petitioners

BY JACK SHORT – T he lawsuit brought by local conservation group Friends of Cape Haze against Charlotte County, which was to be decided at an administrative hearing in February, was continued. The delay was allowed so FOCH’s counsel could undergo invasive medical testing, regularly performed by only a few physicians in the country, according […]

Letter to the editor: GICIA supports Friends of Cape Haze

SUBMITTED BY MISTY NICHOLS AND THE GICIA – In recent years, GICIA has begun to face new challenges as we recognize that growth in nearby areas off-island has the potential to seriously impact us. Today, the challenge has turned into a serious threat. Charlotte County Commissioners have adopted revisions to their Comprehensive Plan, and proposed […]

Obituary: Jack Lyons

Jack Lyons, a native New Yorker and resident of Boca Grande for more than 20 years, died suddenly on Feb. 27, 2015 while on a boat trip with fellow BIPS volunteers to Don Pedro Island. His wife, Bette, was with him. He was 87. Jack was a well-known and much loved figure on the island. […]

Obituary: Natalie Stevens Rogers

Natalie Stevens Rogers passed away on February 28 in Salisbury, NC. A regular visitor to Boca Grande for a couple of months each winter from 1995 to 2002, she was a loving wife, a devoted mother and grandmother, a compassionate friend, and a brilliant teacher of both nursing and high school science. Her daughter, Nora […]

Obituary: Philip Edward Shanley

Philip Edward Shanley, 61, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of February 20, 2015 after a five year battle with cancer. Phil was a much loved husband, dad, son, brother, and friend. Phil is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jane; his daughter, Sage; stepdaughter Jennifer (Tim) and their three boys, Brody, […]

A post office icon will be no more … at least not here

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – It’s official, one of our favorite faces downtown is leaving us. Sally Pentecost has been at the Boca Grande Post Office for more than 12 years, and knows by name just about everybody who has a home here. On Friday, March 20, she will be heading up to work in the […]

Obituary: Don L. Krabill

Don L. Krabill, 70, of Elkhart, entered eternal life Sunday, Nov. 2, at Elkhart General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Don was born March 25, 1944, to the late Maurice and Verdella (Widmer) Krabill in Washington, Iowa. On Oct. 14, 1967, he married Jurate Z. Jasinsas in Paris, Ontario. She survives. He is […]

Obituary: Frank W. Moseley

Frank W. Moseley, 57, died Mar. 5, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; his mother, Sara; and siblings, Jeff and Mary Lane. Services will be held in Safety Harbor.

The big event is upon us

This Saturday, March 7, the grounds of the Boca Grande Community Center and the Crowninshield Community House will be abuzz … not with bees but with patrons full of goodwill, a generous nature and a hunger for strawberry shortcake. The Boca Grande United Methodist Women will host their annual Strawberry Festival from 9 a.m. to […]

Time to enter your dog in the show today!

Make sure to pick up your applications for the Boca Grande Dog Show, scheduled for Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. on the grounds of the Boca Grande Community Center. Shown on one of the posters is “Wise Old Wiley,” who was found as a stray in the fall of 1999. According to his owner, […]