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Preschool gets a new playground

March 21, 2024
The Boca Grande Preschool has completed construction on a new playground that includes a play structure, play yard, storage room expansion, easels and a tall security wall fencing the entire area….

Gasparilla Island Conservation promotes bike safety during spring break

March 14, 2024
Spring has sprung and Boca Grande is abuzz. With the gorgeous weather, there has also been an increase in people enjoying the GICIA Bike Path. In a cooperative effort to provide a safe and fun exp…

Lemon Bay heads to Florida State Thespian Festival

February 29, 2024
The student theater troupe at Lemon Bay High School is heading to Tampa on March 13 for the Florida State Thespian Festival.  There were 21 one-act plays in the district, and Lemon Bay was…

Ready for nesting: Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association visits Island School 

February 22, 2024
The Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association explained the importance of sea turtle habitat and nesting protection to the art students at The Island School last fall. BGSTA Volunteer Arlene Hall and hel…

Lee County board considers Island School enrollment

February 15, 2024
The Island School will be authorized by Lee County to add 10 students to their August 2024 capacity, according to a resolution to be heard by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners to be hea…

Hands on science lab at The Island School

February 9, 2024
BY STEPHANIE SHIRBACK Mrs. Shirback’s fifth grade science class dived deeper into their learning last week with an entire day full of experiments and hands-on learning experiences. Students hav…

Lemon Bay High shares AquaLab science with community 

February 9, 2024
Students from Lemon Bay High School’s marine program led the community last Wednesday on a tour of their AquaLab, a model for upper school science education. During the evening, marine science tea…

Beach Ball fundraiser to benefit Boca Grande Preschool

February 2, 2024
The Boca Grande Preschool will hold their annual “Beach Ball” fundraiser for the school at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 4 at The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club. The preschool is a nonprofit, nondenomination…

2024 Chowder Dinner adds Super Day Express, Sassy Tarts

January 19, 2024
The Chowder Dinner for The Island School continues to add participants. Seven new eateries have recently joined the list for this fundraiser. The dinner is the PTO’s main fundraiser, and proceeds …

Community sees returns from its investment in Boca Grande’s young scholars

January 18, 2024
The Boca Grande Woman’s Club has discovered a way to develop new talent on and for the island, help young people achieve personal success, encourage investment in the community and feel rewarded w…