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Local writer brings fascinating new details of the Civil War to light in soon-to-be released book

April 29, 2016
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE      Island resident Candice Hooper has been making waves in the literary community lately, not only with an award-winning poem but a book that might change the way people think…

Bad vibrations

April 29, 2016
Letter to the Editor,      To maintain safe and efficient traffic flow at all times through the toll booths, along the causeway and along the Intercoastal waterway. To make fair and balanced decisi…

Obituary: William G. Winterer

February 26, 2016
William George Winterer, former owner of the historic Griswold Inn in Essex, Connecticut, devout Roman Catholic, fierce defender of free enterprise and personal liberty, raconteur, and philanthrop…

Editorial: A tribute to a great man

February 26, 2016
On February 19 the island lost a beautiful soul. Mr. Bill Winterer passed away, and even though we knew he wasn’t well it was still a shock. If you read his obituary you will see he was a very acco…

Memorial service for Jo Jo Faulstich scheduled for February 21

February 12, 2016
Jo Jo Faulstich, 61, of Boca Grande, formerly of Redlands, Calif., died on June 29, 2015. She was born on December 13, 1953. A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21 a…

Memorial Mass set for Betty Jane Shiarella at Our Lady of Mercy

February 12, 2016
Betty Jane Shiarella passed away on November 19, 2015. Betty was a long-time resident of Boca Grande and has many friends here. The family will have a memorial mass for her at the Our Lady of Merc…

OBITUARY: Aderton Primm “Pete” Samuel

February 12, 2016
Aderton Primm “Pete” Samuel, 80, of Boca Grande, FL passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at his residence. He was born on January 1, 1936 in St. Louis, MO to the late James and Louise (Primm) Samuel.

Tennis Ball nets more than $60,000 for Suncoast animals

February 5, 2016
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Club held our 8th Annual Tennis Ball Fête for Pets, benefiting the Suncoast Human Society. We had a packed house on January 27, 2016 with over 190 attendees who enjoy…

D strong at The Great Wall

January 15, 2016
A little 8-year-old boy from Rhode Island is traveling the world without leaving his bed. Dorian Murray has terminal cancer, but his supporters worldwide bring him some comfort. You might have see…

Register now for the Gasparilla Island Tennis Classic

January 15, 2016
If tennis is your game, you have just a few short days to register for the Gasparilla Island Tennis Classic, sponsored by the Boca Beacon. It will be held from Saturday, Jan. 23 to Saturday, Feb. …