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, […]

Unprecedented! RPP announces fourth show

For the first time in Royal Palm Players’ 25-year history, an extra matinee has been added to the musical next weekend. Performances on March 12 – 15 now include a matinee and an evening show on Sunday, the 15th. RPP is pleased to announce that public demand has been overwhelming for their big fully-produced musical. […]

Erin and Oli are back! Stop by next week for a trunk show at The Inn

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Erin Kaleel, an island resident who now lives primarily in Asheville, N.C., will be back on-island next week for a trunk show at The Gasparilla Inn & Club with her eco-friendly Italian leather bags. Erin’s company, “Feel Handmade,” was created 14 years ago in New York City with her dream to […]

Profile: Susan Schultz

BY JACK SHORT – Susan Schultz has settled nicely into the Florida lifestyle. An entertaining aficionada, sultan of shopping, regent of rentals, and barrister of backyard barbecues, she knows how to enjoy her work and hobbies, but also knows that the most important thing in life is the time a person spends with friends and […]

Boca Grande travels to Cuba: Trial by fire

BY JACK SHORT – The following is an ongoing recollection of a recent mission trip to Cuba made by the Boca Grande United Methodist Church. This is part two. The six missionaries on the trip led by Dan Christopherson and including Pastor Brian Brightly had a few different goals, one of which was to deliver […]