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Historic Board rules Palm Avenue home as not historic

January 8, 2016
BY SUE ERWIN – The Boca Grande Historic Preservation Board held a public meeting on Wednesday. More than 40 residents attended. A request to expand an approved rehabilitation of 920 Palm Avenue wa…

The Island School to host second annual chowder dinner, silent auction

January 8, 2016
Gather ye spoons while ye may, for The Island School has announced that its second annual chowder dinner will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crowninshield Community Hous…

Suncoast featuring amazing items in Tennis Ball auction

January 8, 2016
Even the most discriminating of palates love Nat’s spaghetti. The Tennis Ball is a very important event every year, as it is t…

Obituary: Danny McKee

December 31, 2015
Danny McKee, 63, of Rapid City, South Dakota passed away on December 21, 2015. He was born on July 28, 1953 in Boiling Springs, N.C. to Howard and Loveada (Adams) McKee.

Tickets for the Tennis Ball going fast

December 18, 2015
Tickets for Suncoast Humane Society’s 8th Annual Tennis Ball have been selling quickly. Supporters are encouraged to get their tickets soon in order to secure their seat at the annual gala. The ev…

Dabek Davis and Griffin to play in Boca Grande pro expo series

December 18, 2015
Tiffany Dabek Davis BY JEN FIERS – The 2016 Pro Tennis Exhibition Series will be held next spring each Wednesday at 4 p.m. at …

A message from the GICIA: Full day fishing trip donated to fundraising campaign

December 18, 2015
  SUBMITTED BY THE GICIA – The Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association (GICIA) is extremely pleased to announce that we have reached $19 million in pledges toward the purch…

Christmas schedules for island churches and more

December 18, 2015
A beautiful Boca girl on Santa’s lap at the traditional Crowninshield Community House Christmas Eve celebration The Christmas…

Talking about elephants with Roger and Candice: OBGBBC getting ready for launch

December 18, 2015
  BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Let’s talk elephants. They’re big, they’re gray, they have a trunk. They are also part of this year’s “One Big Grande Boca Book Club,” featuring Vicki Constantine Croke’…

Bound by Mystery – a poem by the late Lyman Randall

December 18, 2015
A burdened couple plodding toward a distant town, not their choice but law requiring registration at his place of birth She was expecting soon, and he with hidden fears about his love for her and…