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Another stranded sea turtle found on island beaches

Another dead sea turtle has been found on a loca beach, this time at the very northern tip of the island. According t…

Gasparilla Island Kids Classic field almost full

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – When you feed a kid a fish, they will eat for a day … or push it around on their plate, at least. W…

This Memorial Day, watch for manatees while on the boat

The Memorial Day weekend typically means crowded conditions on Florida waterways, and Save the Manatee Club cautions the …

A tale of two soldiers … Walter Tatko and John Bourgoin

BY JACK SHORT – To anyone who happened upon a scene in the kitchen…

Get ready to ‘howl’ on May 30

Capt. Sandy Melvin of Special Effects/Gasparilla Outfitters has an…

Your pet could be a calendar star

To the Editor: Suncoast Humane Society is excited to announce that its 2016 Pet Calendar Photo Contest has officially…

Wherefore art thou, sweet Aunt Bea?

To the Editor: It’s that time of year again. The time when the lords and ladies assemble their baggage trains and go …

Dead turtle found on beach, cause of death possibly man

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Sea turtle season has just begun and while nest numbers are still low, island patrollers have already …

Spook takes Ladies Day, Jill Marie and Casuarina place

Fighting a jumper aboard Triple Trouble in the Ladies Day 25th…

Editorial: Shark fishing, Gilchrist fibbing, fat-bottomed trucks

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – As the tourist season cools down and tarpon season heats up, an outsider would think that things would…