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Guest Essay: Celebrating Community Progress, Masterplan update and community meeting set for Friday, May 17

May 9, 2024
BY FRIENDS OF BOCA GRANDE The Master plan to transform the Boca Grande Community Center Campus is being designed to benefit the entire community, offering state-of-the-art facilities, and versa…

Finding the ‘special sauce’ of our boat-mance

May 9, 2024
A thank you to Capt. Jim Hoyt for organizing the welcome to the yacht Hilarium last Thursday, bringing her back to Boca Grande Marina. As a publication, we appreciate those last minute calls. And …

Englewood Chamber Tourism Day

May 2, 2024
The Englewood Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2024 spent the morning on the island for their Tourism Day. They spent time driving around on golf carts, learning helpful information about S…

Lee Commissioners to vote on setting public hearings and development agreement on Boca Grande Community Center

May 2, 2024
On the agenda for the Lee Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, May 7 is a motion to provide direction for staff to schedule for public hearing a Development Agreement Between Lee Coun…

So much depends upon our big red wheelbarrow

May 2, 2024
The publisher of this newspaper has an expression that he is fond of repeating. In Boca Grande, every day is different, but every year is the same. This can be seen in our column to the left of…

Churches send unified message on need for parking

April 25, 2024
Churches along Gilchrist Avenue this week sent a letter to Lee County officials reiterating their support for continuing to allow daytime parking in the median of Gilchrist Avenue. The formal lett…

Strawberry Festival women distribute $125,000

April 25, 2024
Seven area charities will share $125,000 in proceeds raised by the United Women in Faith (UWF) organization at the annual Strawberry Festival. UWF, formerly known as the United Methodist Women, is…

Youth leader celebrated at Lighthouse United

April 25, 2024
Kathy Peters led the Lighthouse United Methodist congregation in honoring and encouraging this year’s high school and fifth grade graduates, as well as providing personal Bibles for the third grad…

The ‘remnant people’ head home, or stick around

April 25, 2024
There are many “very important” and “formerly very important” or “previously important” or “pretty important” people on Gasparilla Island. We have acronyms for them. This week, we spied one of the…

Briefly: Advisory volunteer needed by Beaches and Shores

April 19, 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…