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February 29, 2024
It was a beautiful sunny early afternoon after days of rain and cold, so I was extra excited to be out and playing around within the Gasparilla Sound on my friend’s boat. Captain Nelson Groome own…

February 29, 2024
The leaders of the Boca Grande churches met this week to begin planning for the 2024 Holy Week and Easter services available to the public. With two of the four churches having new leadership this…

February 22, 2024
Excitement is brewing for Boca Grande’s new festival, Art On Park Avenue, which is slated for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Park Avenue and 4th Street w…

February 22, 2024
What is the state of the economy, and what factors will affect it in the future? How will the upcoming presidential election and the global conflicts impact your pocketbook? These questions and…

February 22, 2024
Maggie Bush was not a baker by profession, but when she needed something to bring to a potluck or a friend having a bad day, she knew her cookies would be a hit. It all started around five years a…

February 22, 2024
A small and occasional bend in the new Boca Grande cell tower is a common issue with steel pole construction. It is not an optical illusion. The cellular industry calls the issue the “Sunflower…

February 15, 2024
Last Saturday Feb. 10, there was an elevator entrapment on island. The Boca Grande Fire Department quickly rescued stuck passengers from a third-floor elevator at 5091 Gasparilla Road after a 911 …

February 15, 2024
Last weekend, the Miss Elissa catamaran made her first voyage to Boca Grande from Punta Gorda. The new voyage here is about 90 minutes, which is about an hour faster than before. “It’s more sta…

February 15, 2024
The Boca Grande Community Center auditorium was packed Wednesday as Dr. Jennifer Toyoda, researcher with the Mote Marine Laboratory, shared the latest information on the monitoring, measuring and …

February 15, 2024
AT&T finally reached out and touched the Boca Grande cell tower this week. Its equipment is now atop the tower. According to Stephen E. Raville, who has been monitoring construction for the…