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Profile: Willy Townsend

May 15, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – Willy Townsend is proof of a lot of things, not the least of which among them is that you can get up to a little mischief and still turn out alright.

Obituary: Bashie Meyer

May 15, 2015
  Bashie Meyer, 86, formerly of Fox Chapel and most recently of Longwood at Oakmont, passed away on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015.

Letter to the Editor: A big thanks to all who participated in the OBGBBC

May 11, 2015
To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Johann Fust Library Foundation, I want to express our sincere appreciation to the community for your generous support and your participatio…

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

May 11, 2015
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 …

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

May 11, 2015
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 shore…

Letter to the Editor: A bridge over calmer waters

May 11, 2015
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 f…

Obituary: Byron “By” Carlson

May 11, 2015
Byron Carlson, called “By” by everyone, he died peacefully April 29, 2015. Born in Topeka Kansas on April 2, 1919 to Louie Carlson and Blenda Dahlstrom, By was a happy child who grew up to be …

Last call for Ladies Day

May 1, 2015
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 t…

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

April 24, 2015
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

April 17, 2015
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 no…