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RPP’s Pandemonium is infectious laughter and fun

April 9, 2021
BY ERICA RESS MARTIN From the moment Margaret Bush says, “It’s 5 o’clock, so it’s time for the Stan Ikenberry Amateur Hour,” you know you’re in for a fun evening. As you know, RPP was forced to can…

April 12 Talk with Dr. Virani

April 9, 2021
SUBMITTED BY THE BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC The Boca Grande Health Clinic and the Boca Grande Health Foundation are proud to welcome Salim S. Virani, MD, Ph.D., a tenured professor in Cardiology and…

Historical Society presents ‘Island Icons: Places and People’

April 2, 2021
BY KAREN GRACE AND THE BOCA GRANDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY While still in production, Island Icons: Places and People, the Boca Grande Historical Society’s virtual tour of homes and other historic place…

Haitian community honors long-time Food For The Poor donor and Boca Grande resident Ben Scott at ceremony in Port-au-Prince

April 2, 2021
STAFF REPORT On March 25, dozens of guests attended the Ravine Sèche Tribute and Discovery Ceremony at the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Longtime Food For The Poor donor Ben Scott, who bu…

A new chapter in history begins where an old chapter just recently ended … Historic bridge-tender building ends up in Georgia, county proposes new kayak launch at old Grande Tours location

April 2, 2021
BY MARCY SHORTUSE AND T. MICHELE WALKER So many stories have been written about the railroad that ran to Boca Grande, but one forlorn piece of that history that was moved off-island 25 years ago le…

Citizen Mack Part 1

April 2, 2021
By T. MICHELE WALKER – “Citizen Mack” is a two-part series on Connie Mack and his new memoir, “Citizen Mack: Politics, an Honorable Calling.”     Connie Mack shot his age on the golf course last Mo…

Donate, don’t waste when you head north: Lee County third annual food rescue campaign begins

March 21, 2021
To the Editor, Lee County Solid Waste’s third annual “Donated not Wasted” food rescue campaign encourages seasonal residents and visitors to donate unopened pantry items before returning north. The…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: New info on FPL numbers to call for surges

March 21, 2021
To the Editor: Well, hello again to the residents of Boca Grande. We had another power surge/outage on Sunday night at 11 pm! Did anybody call in to register that fact? Either at the time or the ne…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many thanks for everything, from the Sparks family

March 21, 2021
Dear Editor, On January 29, 2021 Claude “Allen” Sparks passed away from a rare blood disorder named Amyloidosis. Allen was employed at Boca Bay Master’s Association as a landscape foreman serving t…

Grande Rounds webinar addresses stress in the age of COVID-19

March 13, 2021
BY MARK DRISCOLL, CEO OF THE BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC – Managing the stress of a pandemic was the topic of the recent Grande Rounds hosted virtually by the Boca Grande Health Clinic and the Boca G…