Letter to the Editor: Resident challenges last week’s letter

To the Editor: The letter headlined “The Saga of” in the May 1 issue contained a series of unsubstantiated charges (Sunday confrontation) and misleading example (parkway plantings) which impeached the conduct of Gilchrist residents in the pursuit of our attempt to redeem the historic landscape architecture of the median on which we live. While the […]

Letter to the Editor: A happy community means well-attended churches … right?

To the Editor: We spend six months in Boca Grande, and the other six months we live in northern Ontario, Canada, where I was born and raised. Since building our beloved Camp David on the shores of Lake Superior some 20 years ago, we have attended an Anglican (Episcopal) church, St. James, in Goulais River. Many […]

Letter to the Editor: A bridge over calmer waters

To the Editor: I went to the GIBA website after reading the account of the last bridge meeting. Under “about us” was a statement entitled mission. “To maintain safe and efficient traffic flow at all times through the toll booths, along the causeway, and along the Intracoastal Waterway. To make fair and balanced decisions which […]

Obituary: Byron “By” Carlson

Byron Carlson, called “By” by everyone, he died peacefully April 29, 2015.

Last call for Ladies Day

If you’re interested in entering the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament, it’s still not too late. While your team’s name won’t be in the program, you can still call the Chamber office at 964-0568 and sign up, or go online to ladiestarpon.com.

Last kids’ fishing tourney of the season to be held May 2

Grab your fishing pole and tackle box and come join the family fun at the next youth fishing tournament, scheduled for Saturday, May 2 at 9 a.m. at the Boca Grande Fishing Pier North.

A treasured man, a heartbroken island …friends gather to honor Mark Shevitski

BY MARCY SHORTUSE AND KELLI BECTON – Many tears have been shed this week over the passing of a true Boca Grande friend, Mark Shevitski. His death was reported early Monday morning and while not much is known as to how it happened, hearts are breaking all over the island. He was born in Fort […]

Gilchrist meeting postponed – Lee County says ‘talk it out amongst yourselves’

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Lee County Commissioners have once again put the fate of Gilchrist Avenue in the hands of the people of the island, after scheduling and then “unscheduling” a discussion of the matter at the April 21 board meeting. On Friday, April 10 District 3 Commissioner Larry Kiker met with individuals from all sides […]

Four members elected, four members leave: GICIA talks Cape Haze, new projects at meeting

SUBMITTED BY THE GICIA – The GICIA held its 44th Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, April 2. Reports were give by President Stevenson and Treasurer Allen as well as the Chairs of the Bike Path, Land Conservancy and Communications Committee. Bob Elliott, Chair of Communications, introduced the GICIA’s 3.5 minute video “Keeping it Grande,” which […]

Boca Grande Woman’s Club announces 2015 scholarships, donations

The Boca Grande Woman’s Club is pleased to announce the 2015 community grant awards and college scholarship awards, which include a total community grant amount of $490,300. The gifts include a lead gift of $50,000 for restoration of the 1927 Range Light, a grant to a newly organized non profit organization to protect the island […]