Fun, games and superheroes at the Boca Grande Woman’s Club Spring Fair

March 16, 2023
Submitted by the Boca Grande Woman’s Club Get ready for the annual Spring Fair sponsored by the Boca Grande Woman’s Club on Saturday, March 25.  It will be a day filled with superheroes from ac…

Kids Classic tournament handed over from Boca Grande Charities to Chamber of Commerce

February 9, 2023
When Capt. Sandy Melvin, Bill Klettke and Michael Vaughn founded the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic more than a decade ago, it was with one objective in mind – to create a fast-paced, action-packe…

Don’t forget about the chowder next Friday!

January 20, 2023
A more complete list of chefs and restaurants contributing to The Island School’s annual chowder dinner has been released, as well as information about entertainment and an auction. As of press…

Island traditions upheld:  Community Tree Lighting, Christmas Walk dates announced

November 18, 2022
While many are still recovering from Hurricane Ian, no mere hurricane can stop the spirit of Boca Grande during the holidays.  We may have confused some people with a graphic in last week’s pap…

Island girl gives back with proceeds from shirts featuring storm photo

November 10, 2022
Some people are unforgettable for many different reasons. Some have a radiant smile that just makes you feel better about the day. Others have a gentle, laidback attitude and a listening ear. Stil…

Financial assistance for a fresh start given by Disaster Relief Fund

October 28, 2022
The Boca Grande Disaster Relief Fund handed out its first 23 checks to help businesses and organizations in Boca Grande recover from Hurricane Ian. The amount of the grants is not public informati…

Woman’s Club Hurricane Ian Relief Fund 

October 20, 2022
Accepting applications from those in need with Gasparilla Island ties Submitted by the Boca Grande Woman’s Club The Boca Grande Woman’s Club has established the Hurricane Ian Recovery Fund (…

Boca Grande Disaster Fund created to help businesses, nonprofits and churches

October 20, 2022
Money isn’t everything, but it is something. It is something that can help bring peace of mind to people who have lost so much, as well as help them recover after the devastation of Hurricane Ian….

Four churches, one common goal – uniting the community

October 13, 2022
The four churches in Boca Grande did not escape the wrath of Ian. Nevertheless, two of the four were able to hold services the weekend after the storm. These were Lighthouse United Methodist and O…

A word from Father Carosella

October 13, 2022
Coming back to a church that was relatively intact after Hurricane Ian has left Father Jerome Carosella a happy man. “The church, thank God, is fine, except for the roof,” said Fr. Jerome Caros…