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Island students put on art show that leads to hidden treasures

October 21, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN   Reading Specialist Judy Still planned a creative journey for The Island School students to experience on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Second-grade students Carolina Pedraza and Will Duke cr…

Profile: Ron Bogner

October 21, 2016
  BY SUE ERWIN – If you are a regular commuter to Boca Grande on the weekends, you’re sure to have met Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority toll worker Ron Bogner. Ron has been working the boot…

Obituary: Brayton Marvell

October 21, 2016
Brayton Marvell of Boca Grande and formerly of Stowe, VT, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his son’s house in Wolcott, VT. He was born January 3, 1918 …

Get your spooky on at annual Halloween Carnival

October 14, 2016
■ STAFF REPORT Kids, start thinking about your costume and decide if you are going to be scary, funny, cute or adorable for the annual Boca Grande Community Center Halloween Carnival. The carnival …

George the iguana guy is looking for a few good signatures

October 14, 2016
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE Iguana trapper George Cera will be an even more common sight around town next year, as Lee County has extended his contract to include the winter months. The contract until now …

Lessons learned from living with PTSD: Seminar scheduled for November

October 14, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN At some point in our lives, most of us will experience trauma, illness and loss. It’s how we react and process these situations that determines whether we’re able to survive and thri…

SilverSneakers fitness classes available on island

October 14, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN Friends of Boca Grande is pleased to offer SilverSneakers fitness classes at the Boca Grande Community Center starting Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the multipurpose room. Tricia Hamann, a Nati…

Camera Club plans for breakout season

October 14, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN The Boca Grande Camera Club committee members are busy planning an exciting season ahead, including several community opportunities and mentoring. “We hope all current participants w…

Profile: Zelma Otto

October 14, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN Ask a few Boca Grande native millennials if they know Zelma Otto, and they might respond with a smile as they reflect back on their years spent growing up on the island while she car…

Many thanks from the Chamber for an excellent golf tourney

October 14, 2016
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Chamber Fall Scramble golf tournament was again a huge success this year. It required the efforts of 18 teams of golfers and 28 sponsors to raise over $22,000 to supp…