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Carroll to hold annual Studio Party, ‘Postcards from the Beach’ featured

November 27, 2015
Local artist Carroll Swayze will be hosting her 28th annual Studio Party and once-a-year art sale on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 3 to 11 p.m. in north Englewood, 2373 Donovan Road.

Annual Christmas Walk Saturday

November 27, 2015
The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2015 Christmas Walk in downtown Boca Grande on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Taste of Boca Grande tickets available Dec. 1

November 27, 2015
Want to be one of the first to have your 14th Annual Taste of Boca Grande tickets? The event will be held on Monday, Feb. 1 at the Boca Bay Pass Club. The event starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy fabulous food…

GICIA asks everyone to consider the importance of Mercabo purchase

November 27, 2015
■ BY MISTY NICHOLS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GICIA The GICIA has set its sights on Mercabo (the 30-acre parcel at the entrance to the Boca Grande Causeway). With the threat of development looming …

Obituary: Richard Newman

August 28, 2015
A full obituary for Richard Newman will be announced here next week, but services in his honor will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, followed by a Cele…

Storm time is here: Do you know where your hang tag is?

August 21, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – With the announcement of a new and potentially interesting tropical system headed in our direction you must ask yourself, “Am I ready for the storm?” Remember, the fire departm…

Save the date for annual Chamber Golf Scramble at the Inn Golf Club

August 14, 2015
 Make sure you buy that new driver and polish up your clubs, because the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble, held at The Gasparilla Inn Golf Club, is just around the corner. The eve…

Little information available about $1 million that would have gone to Gasparilla Island State Park

July 3, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – An item stricken from the 2015-2016 Florida budget that would have sent $1 million to the Gasparilla Island State Park contained little information about how the money would have be…

GICIA performs ecological restoration on donated lots

June 19, 2015
SUBMITTED BY THE GICIA – On June 13, the Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association (GICIA) successfully completed the ecological restoration of three single family lots owned by th…

Anglers and artists make for a great combination during Tarpon Festival Weekend in downtown Boca Grande

May 29, 2015
BY CARROLL SWAYZE – Excitement is brewing as anglers and artists alike prepare for the 2015 Tarpon Festival in downtown Boca Grande on June 4 through 6. Each year thousands of people travel to the …