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Reecher retires after 16 years with The Gasparilla Inn

May 2, 2024
Jon Reecher, who has led The Gasparilla Inn & Club as general manager for the last 11 years, announced his retirement last week. Reecher joined The Gasparilla Inn 16 years ago from The Greenbr…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: 24/7 local bait anchored off Three Sisters

May 2, 2024
There is a synergy between what Nelson Smith Groome IV does and what the fisherpeople of Boca Grande do. One would have a hard time surviving without the other. They certainly would not be as succ…

Teejay Alderdice, new at Coral Creek Club; former PGA Canada president

April 25, 2024
Teejay Alderdice of Bracebridge, Ontario is the new general manager of Coral Creek Club, and will begin work on May 1.  In 2020, Alderdice was named the 48th president of the Professional Golfe…

New Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament poster catches a luau theme

April 25, 2024
Original at bank office Artist, designer, musician and all-around “Groovy Dude” Brendan Coudal has created this year’s artwork titled “Quick Release” for the 2024 Boca Grande Area Chamber of Co…

Youth leader celebrated at Lighthouse United

April 25, 2024
Kathy Peters led the Lighthouse United Methodist congregation in honoring and encouraging this year’s high school and fifth grade graduates, as well as providing personal Bibles for the third grad…

Reel in the season with the Kids Classic

April 25, 2024
The Gasparilla Island Kids Classic tarpon tournament is set for June 8, organized by the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce. The event is advised by Boca Grande Charities, which originally founded an…

Survey: Respondents against adding bridges to islands

April 19, 2024
Charlotte County Facilities Construction & Maintenance department has released survey results from local residents on accessibility to and from bridgeless barrier islands on the coast. Islands…

Remembering Rob Wells of Cabbage Key

April 19, 2024
Robert Wells Jr., the founder of the modern Cabbage Key and the Tarpon Lodge, died Tuesday. Wells, and his wife Phyllis, purchased Cabbage Key in 1976, after he left a job as director of admiss…

Gaza aid worker caught his first fish here

April 19, 2024
Jacob Alexander Flickinger, a 33-year-old humanitarian food aid worker for the charity World Central Kitchen, was killed April 1, 2024 while delivering food aid in Gaza. He is the nephew of island…

Captains founders visit to talk Clean Water at Eagle Grille

April 19, 2024
Captains for Clean Water held an event at Eagle Grille on Tuesday, April 16 to discuss the organization’s conservation work since its founding in 2016. Hosted by Chandler Converse, Capt. Doug S…