Could our farmers market be facing its final season?

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – It doesn’t take long to get used to having something so good as the Boca Grande Farmers Market around. Residents of the island have become familiar with the Friday routine of stopping by for lunch, a cup of coffee, live music and, of course, lots of fruits, vegetables and plants. But, […]

The quest to help Capt. Jimmy continues …

Fundraising for Capt. Jimmy Robertson continues next weekend on Sunday, July 5 at The Sand Bar. There will be a fish fry at 2 p.m. and more auctions and raffles will be held. There will also be a corn hole tournament.

Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority Revised Bridge Opening Schedule

The revised seven (7) day a week opening schedule for the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority Swing Bridge is as follows: The bridge will open to vessel traffic on the hour from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. and Resume on the hour openings after 8 p.m.

Harbor Drive bridge repairs to begin next week

BY JACK SHORT – A routine inspection revealed that the small bridge on Harbor Drive suffered from a bowing seawall that will be repaired next week. Representatives of Lee County said the repairs should last one to two weeks. Randy Cerchie, acting director of the Department of Transportation for Lee County, said he suspects a tieback […]


Celebrate Lighthouse Day this weekend

Stop by the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse, located at the southern tip of the island, and celebrate Florida Lighthouse Day on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have some cake and make some memories revisiting a popular island icon.