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Remembering Rob Wells of Cabbage Key

April 18, 2024
Rob Wells Jr., the founder of the modern Cabbage Key and the Tarpon Lodge, died Tuesday. Wells, and his wife Phyllis, purchased Cabbage Key in 1976, after he left a job as director of admission…

Captains founders visit to talk Clean Water at Eagle Grille

April 18, 2024
Captains for Clean Water held an event at Eagle Grille on Tuesday, April 16 to discuss the organization’s conservation work since its founding in 2016. Hosted by Chandler Converse, Capt. Doug S…

Celebrating the people making the Clinic grand 

April 18, 2024
BY MARK DRISCOLL, CEO BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC Every year we celebrate Doctor’s Day and Nurses Week, but there’s one more recognition event that’s just as important. Administrative Professiona…

Briefly: Barrier Island Fire Service seeks board volunteer

April 18, 2024
The Barrier Island Fire Service Municipal Service Benefit Unit Advisory Board is seeking a volunteer to fill a vacant position with term ending Oct. 31, 2025. Applicants must be residents of Charl…

The limits of our earth on this day

April 18, 2024
Earth Day is coming up this weekend. This week, we have a column about Earth Day from Delores Savas as well as a small article about one of the Earth Day activities in our news section. There are …

Briefly: Advisory volunteer needed by Beaches and Shores

April 18, 2024
The Beaches and Shores Advisory Committee is seeking a volunteer to fill the unexpired term of the District 3 representative. The applicant must be a resident of Charlotte County and reside within…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Ben and Louise Scott, Haiti deserves a break

April 18, 2024
Ben and Louise Scott are not preachers; they are business people. Ben was a very successful owner of multiple franchises with McDonald’s Restaurants until his retirement in 2001. They know who has…

SW Florida Fishing: Snook, trout, reds oh my

April 12, 2024
BY CAPT. WILL WATERHOUSE Snook have been the deal in the back country this week. Lots and lots of snook have been caught on white bait through March and into April. If you are looking to tar…

SW Florida Fishing: Tarpon starting to show up

April 12, 2024
BY CAPT. JOE LECLAIR With warmer waters it’s time to shift gears and search for monster tarpon. Recently we fished through heavy rain and wind in the muddy waters of the everglades and 10,00…

Ask a Doc: Parkinson’s disease can now be detected through the skin

April 12, 2024
BY BRET KUEBER, M.D., ASSISTANT MEDICAL DIRECTOR, BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC April, the birth month of James Parkinson, is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Parkinson’s is a degenerative synd…