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County commissioners amend island overnight parking ordinance

May 30, 2021
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – On Tuesday, May 18 Lee County Commissioners met and unanimously passed an ordinance that prohibits overnight parking in specific designated area for buses and recreational vehic…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many thanks to all who helped Hope for Haitians committee exceed their 2021 goal

May 4, 2021
Dear Editor and friends of the Boca Grande Hope For Haitians Committee,  We’ve exceeded our goal!  On behalf of the Boca Grande Hope for Haitians Committee, the people of Haiti, the most impoverish…

Life is a game, but bridge is serious (Part II)

April 24, 2021
BY TONYA BRAMLAGE – Bridge part II explores the rumors, intrigue, and little known nuances of game play here in Boca Grande. In the 1940s, bridge was played in 44 percent of American homes accordi…

Whatever happened to Bead for Life?

April 24, 2021
BY BOOTS TOLSDORF – As I have not been seen standing by the post office on a weekly basis selling my Ugandan women’s handmade jewelry made of recycled paper, many friends and acquaintances have ask…

Boca Grande Woman’s Club announces information regarding community grants and scholarship awards

April 24, 2021
STAFF REPORT – Since its founding in 1948, the Boca Grande Woman’s Club has contributed over $4,000,000 for community projects, local non-profit organizations, and college scholarships. In response…

OBITUARY: Gerald Boardman Church

April 24, 2021
Gerald Boardman Church, age 85, died on April 9, 2021, in Boca Grande. Gerry graduated from Dexter School in Brookline, MA and St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA before attending Harvard College…

PROFILE: Kyle Rich

April 24, 2021
BY T MICHELE WALKER – Birthdays are a time of celebrating another year on this third rock from the sun, splurging on some birthday cake, and looking forward to new beginnings. For Kyle Rich, his bi…

Boca Grande NHR proposal future uncertain

April 16, 2021
BY SUSAN HANAFEE The proposal to put a portion of Boca Grande’s residential district onto the National Register of Historic places has been removed from the May 6 agenda of Florida’s National Regis…

BGAC announces new proposed bylaw changes and a unique way of holding annual meeting

April 16, 2021
BY SUSAN HANAFEE   Best to avoid too much of the free wine when attending an opening night at the Boca Grande Art Center next season. According to their recent annual meeting notice, the Cente…

BGHPB has positive input on local construction projects

April 16, 2021
BY SUSAN HANAFEE   A metal roof, an 8-foot wall, a small addition and a new pool and cabana for a home on East Railroad Avenue all received unanimous approval from the Boca Grande Historic Pre…