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Local seaplane pilot fails retirement, which could work to your advantage

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Fourth-generation islander Mark Futch tried desperately to succumb to retirement, but his plan has fai…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Englewood Toys for Tots hoping to bring Christmas magic around

To the Editor: The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and many families continue to struggle to provide their children…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Suncoast Humane to hold Pet Walk for homeless animals

To the Editor: Dust off those sneakers, and call on your friends and family to join Suncoast Humane Society at their 2017 …

PROFILE: Tim Spain

BY SUE ERWIN – Tim Spain learned how to become a chef after sp…

Turkey Hoop Shoot this Saturday

■ STAFF REPORT The Lee County Parks and Recreation annual Turkey Ho…

Iguanas, new toll proposals and finance govern GIBA discussion at quarterly meeting

■ PROVIDED BY THE GASPARILLA ISLAND BRIDGE AUTHORITY The GIBA quarterly board meeting was held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at w…

BIPS elects new officers, presents strategic plan

■ BY SUE ERWIN The Barrier Island Parks Society met on Monday, Nov. 13 for its annual board of directors meeting, and outg…

G.I.F.T. tournament scheduled for next week, proceeds to benefit the Pass and sunset cam

■ STAFF REPORT This year the 24th annual Gasparilla Island Flyfishing Tournament will benefit the Boca Grande Pass Web Cam…

Boca Bargains packed to the gills and ready for some serious shopping

■ STAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 25 marks the grand opening of Boca Bargains for the 2017-2018 season. According to long-time…

Boca Grande’s Historic District: Solving the Boca Grande building puzzle

■ BY SUSAN HANAFEE Skilled carpenters are in short supply. The price of materials is rising. Empty lots are disappearing. …