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It’s down to the finals: Vote for the One Big Boca Grande Book

April 17, 2015
The nominations are in, and now it’s time for you to vote! The second annual One Big Grande Boca Book Club will be held in January, 2016. It will feature a non-fiction book chosen by the community …

Lee County commissioners, Gilchrist interest groups to meet on April 21

April 10, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – It has been confirmed that Lee County Commissioners will review, listen to public input and make a determination regarding parking on Gilchrist Avenue at their meeting on Tuesda…

Walker takes the Bush trip, Nielsen wins Hume talk, $225,000 raised for Clinic Foundation

April 10, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Island resident Daly Walker and a few of his close friends will be taking the “big” trip to Texas this year to meet former President George W. Bush, have a little lunch and tour…

Back Bay action, art, music and more this weekend

April 10, 2015
The Boca Grande Art Alliance invites everyone to come see the works of the Boca Grande Art Alliance members and students in the Member & Student Show that runs Friday, April 10, through Sunday,…

Richy gets all the vittles

April 10, 2015
The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that the winner of the 2015 Ultimate Dining Experience was Richy Edwards, our local Key Agency insurance man. Richy won 11 dinners for two at …

Boca Grande firefighters invite you to a round of golf in May

April 10, 2015
The time is now to sign up for the First Annual Boca Grande Firefighters Benevolent Fund Golf Tournament, scheduled for Saturday May 2 at the Rotonda Golf & Country Club. Tournament proceeds w…

Civil War Symposium speaker talks historical importance of the blue and the gray

April 10, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – A century and a half, and a day, before you read this sentence, the civil war ended, marked by Grant’s acceptance of Lee’s surrender. Five days after that, Lincoln was assassinated….

Garden Club holds annual tour, elects new officers

April 10, 2015
SUBMITTED BY THE BOCA GRANDE GARDEN CLUB – Beautiful Boca Grande sunshine and exceptionally gorgeous gardens made last Wednesday’s Annual Garden Tour of the Boca Grande Garden Club a very special t…

Historic Board elects new chair and vice chair … and finally realize Bob Vila’s greatness

April 10, 2015
The Boca Grande Historic Preservation Board met on April 8 to grant one property contributing status and to elect a new chair and vice chair. Tim Seibert, an outspoken member of the board who can …

Fire Department traveling by boat and truck for many emergencies

April 10, 2015
The Boca Grande Fire Department had a busy weekend for calls. Perhaps the most noteworthy of them involved assistance provided to the United States Coast Guard as they retrieved a man in the midst …