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Book-briefs: New regional titles

April 11, 2024
Some new local history titles out this spring: • “Three Ringling Circus: A History of Sarasota and the Famous Ringling Brothers” by Sandra Gurvis illuminates the Ringling family’s impact on…

Good grief: Charles Schulz biographer here April 24

April 11, 2024
At 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, David Michaelis will discuss his acclaimed biography of Charles Schulz, creator of the beloved comic strip “Peanuts” (a name Schulz did not like). In its re…

Hotel Cuba author at Fust Library April 18

April 11, 2024
All are invited to listen to author and professor Aaron Hamburger speak in the Johann Fust Community Library loggia and courtyard at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.  His novel “Hotel Cuba” is an …

R. P. Eddy at Men’s Club

April 11, 2024
Ergo CEO R.P. Eddy, at right, spoke to the Boca Grande Men’s Club on Monday, April 8. He recently co-authored ‘Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes.’ He is pictured here with his fath…

Tracking the fish we eat with author Paul Greenberg

April 4, 2024
On Wednesday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m., Paul Greenberg will speak on his book “Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food.” Investigating the forces that get fish to our dinner tables, Paul revea…

Nation’s roseate spoonbill expert flies into Cape Haze

April 4, 2024
Jerry Lorenz, state director of research for Florida Audubon, will be in Cape Haze to speak on roseate spoonbills on Thursday, April 11. “I had no intention of studying spoonbills, but as you s…

Boca Grande Woman’s Club Dog Show April 6

March 28, 2024
Deadline to register to be in the show is changed to noon on April 1st! Come one, come all to the very posh Dog Show – “Puttin’ on the Dog”! We have almost 300 seats available under the tent…

Weekend writing class at Fust 

March 28, 2024
The Johann Fust Library Foundation presents author and University of Central Florida Creative Writing Professor Chrissy Kolaya, who will teach a hands-on class in short-form fiction and nonfiction…

Jazz trumpeter Benny Benack here April 8

March 28, 2024
New York based Emmy-nominated trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III will to perform at the Friends of Boca Grande – All That Jazz concert series Monday, April 8. By age 33, Benny Benack III…

Farmer’s market thru April

March 28, 2024
The Boca Grande Farmer’s Market will stay open through the end of April, according to organizer Betsy Ventura. “We have had such a great turn out, we have decided to remain open,” said Ventura….