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■ STAFF REPORT As you enjoy Southwest Florida’s coastal waters this Fourth of July weekend, we hope that boaters and beach…

Obituary: Richard Leatherwood

Richard L. Leatherwood, age 78, of Boca Grande and Walland, Tenn., died at his mountain home on June 25, 2017. He is survi…

Profile: Leiah Goudy

■ BY SUE ERWIN Leiah Goudy enjoys spending her days overlooking the bayou at the Boca Grande Marina. She has been the mana…

Many GIKC ‘thank yous’ to go around

Thank You! The Board of Directors of Boca Grande Charities, Inc. wo…

A trash-finding mission

■ Summer camp isn’t always just about swimming and crafting. This …

In preparation for the Fourth of July holiday … Sheriff Scott addresses issue of increase in island beachgoers

■ BY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT I was born and raised in Lee County; in fact, I am a third-generation native, and I have witnessed…

Lemon Bay grad plans to study in London this fall

■ BY SUE ERWIN Eagle Scout Grant Reecher recently turned 18 and graduated from Lemon Bay High School in Englewood. And he’…

Summer eco-adventure tours offered for teens in July

■ BY SUE ERWIN The owners of Glass Bottom Rentals and Paddle Board Adventures have teamed up with Boca Grande native Nikki…

Watch for manatees when out on the water

■ STAFF REPORT The summer season has arrived, and that can mean crowded conditions on Florida’s waterways. Save the Manate…

Profile: Andy Charcut

■ BY SUE ERWIN Andy Charcut was living in Illinois in 2013, when his boss Steve Kaplin, offered him a job in Boca Grande. …