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Mote thanks supporters for making history at annual Oceanic Evening, announces final amount raised for campaign

November 25, 2016
To the Editor:      This year, Mote Marine Laboratory celebrated the success of its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, Oceans of Opportunity, and the extraordinary generosity of its sup…

Ingrid Bergman documentary to be featured, Bergman’s daughter to attend

November 18, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      Fans of classic Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman are in for a special treat on Tuesday, Nov. 29. A documentary, “Ingrid Bergman: In Her Owns Words” will be debuted at the Boca Gra…

Managing stress this holiday season to be discussed at presentation

November 18, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      Lessons learned from living, a new program series offered by Friends of the Boca Grande Community Center, will present “Coping with Chronic Illness and Managing the Stress of th…

Lemon Bay High School Thespians are headed to the State Conference

November 18, 2016
Congratulations to the eight Lemon Bay High School students that have been selected to represent the high school at the State Thespian Conference on Thursday, March 15 through Saturday, March 18 in…

Obituary: James Pasman, Jr.

November 18, 2016
James Spencer Pasman, Jr., corporate executive, devoted family man, sportsman, bibliophile and patriot, died peacefully at his home in Boca Grande, FL on November 6, 2016 with his wife and children…

Specialists discuss emergency services, public health and Zika

November 18, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      A panel of health specialists spoke to residents at the Boca Grande Community Center auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 15 on topics ranging from emergency assistance and medical suppo…

Profile: Richard and Robert Rogers

November 18, 2016
■ BY DEAN M. LAUX      If you have not yet met Richard and Robert Rogers, you have been missing out on something. The two brothers, known to most as “Rich” and “Rob,” have proved to be more itinera…

Thanks to all for making the book sale a big success

November 18, 2016
To the Editor: A huge “Thank you” to our community and our Library Foundation volunteers • JF Library Foundation book sale volunteers – You were helpful, hardworking, cheerful and wonderful! • Boca…

YOUR WEEKLY PAVING UPDATE: WEEK FIVE

November 11, 2016
■ STAFF REPORT Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC has announced that roadwork will ramp up this week, particularly with roadway excavation and road widening. Lane closures are expected every we…

Trump, Rubio take island polls

November 11, 2016
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE The U.S. Presidential election turnout was good in the Lee County portion of the island on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Precinct 18. Boca Grande residents followed the trend for the presi…