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Island emergency leads meet for Auxcomm introduction

February 29, 2024
The steering committee for Gasparilla Island’s new Auxiliary Emergency Communications system met Monday morning at the Boca Grande Fire Department to hear a presentation about the new system’s cap…

Three missing boaters were fixtures at Boca Grande houses

February 29, 2024
Longtime employees, friends, rally to cause of lost fathers Three of the four men lost off the coast near Venice in an apparent fishing boat accident on Feb. 17 were employees of Safety Harbor …

Pelican Cove plan adds 256 condos to Placida Road

February 22, 2024
A new, 256-unit condo complex called Pelican Cove is proposed along Placida Road, near Hacienda Condos and across from the Coral Caye development. The 25-acre project with address 8019 Placida …

Cars and Coffee teams up with WINK to feed Southwest Floridians

February 22, 2024
This month’s “Cars and Coffee” is an extra special one, because John Zahner and Liz Leeds of Michael Saunders and Company are teaming up with WINK news to raise money to feed Southwest Florida fam…

Steinbrenner daughter talks Yankees and Yogi Berra

February 22, 2024
General Partner and Vice Chairperson of the New York Yankees and Boca Grande homeowner Jennifer “Jenny” Steinbrenner Swindal attended the screening of “It Ain’t Over” on Wednesday morning of the 2…

Post office expert gives guidance on service options

February 15, 2024
About 17 Boca Grande citizens came out Saturday, Feb. 9 for a meeting at the Community Center on the situation with the U.S. Postal Service in Boca Grande.  The meeting was facilitated by a pos…

Fifth Street beach access remains closed

February 15, 2024
Editor’s Note: This electronic story was updated after deadline to include comments and an an update from Lee County. A wheelchair-accessible access point at 5th Street, damaged during recent h…

Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority elects new chairman

February 15, 2024
The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority elected a new chairman at its Tuesday, Feb. 13 meeting. The former vice chairman, Drew Tucker, was elected chairman. George Milne was elected vice chair.  …

Gasparilla Estates residents offered 10 percent settlement

February 9, 2024
Tired of fighting. That’s the word from one of the main homeowner claimants to an upcoming bankruptcy case for The Gasparilla Mobile Estates, which is located just to the west of Gasparilla Marina…

Postal meeting Saturday

February 9, 2024
A group calling itself Parcels to the People has scheduled a public meeting outside at the Boca Grande Community center this weekend. Since just before Christmas, residents have been experiencing …