OBITUARY: Jean Reddy Armour

Jean Reddy Armour died at her home in Boca Grande on December 6, 2021. She was 94.   She was preceded in death by her husband T. Stanton Armour; her daughter Audrey Armour Ayars; brothers Michael Reddy, Phillip Reddy and sister Josephine Reddy.   She is survived by her son Thomas Stanton Armour, Jr. (Robin) […]

Featured News, Profiles

PROFILE: Paula Aulino

It was a chilly 63-degree morning on December 1 and the line was packed for the opening day at Boca Bargains. The first person in line said, “My husband doesn’t know that I’m here.” The second shopper in line stepped forward with a laugh and said, “My husband expects me to be first in line.”  […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lake Okeechobee releases planned for December 2021 survey study

To the Editor: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to execute a two-day deviation December 14-15 that will release water from the lake as part of an ongoing sediment study by the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Geological Survey. The releases will affect both the Julian Keen Lock and […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Another resident asks ‘Why?’ in regard to Dr. Hana’s departure

To the Editor: The letter to the editor last week expressing dismay at the loss of Dr. Lauren Hana from our health clinic describes clearly what so many of us are feeling. The total silence surrounding this incident is strange and somewhat alarming. We have been blessed to have had this amazing team working nonstop […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Another letter in support of Dr. Lauren Hana

To the Editor:  I want my voice to join those that have expressed gratitude to Dr. Hana and feel her departure is a great loss to the community.  When my husband, Stanley, and I arrived for our annual four-month stay in December, 2019 I was sick.   I had a large folder of medical records […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bank proclaims ‘Toys for Tots’ a success, welcomes three new employees

To the Editor, The Englewood Bank & Trust would like to send out a big “Thank You” to the Community of Boca Grande for the wonderful donations to the Toys for Tots! We are so proud to be a part of such a giving community. Considering all that everyone has been through over the past […]

Bocilla Islands Conservancy helps to keep our ecosystem in balance

The Bocilla Islands Conservancy Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Placida preserves and protects green space by acquiring land, educating residents and visitors on how to keep their environment healthy, in balance, respected, preserved, and protected.  “We attempt to keep this part of Charlotte County’s ecosystem in balance. We are an important part of the […]

Shopping local is more important than ever

Support your local businesses at the Christmas Walk next Saturday This feature is part one in a series that recognizes how different this year’s holiday shopping might be for many. With shortages of all kinds in the stores and much longer than average wait times on gifts that ship from far away, keep these tips […]

Looking to see the holiday lights? Here’s just a few of your choices

Christmas cheer can be found in many ways, but one of the best is by taking in the sights of the season through light displays. While we may not have the snow to go with our holiday, Florida can be festive just the same … sometimes even more so. After all, where else can the […]

Love the bees but hate the sting? Here’s how to keep the relationship amicable

Who would ever dare to imagine putting oneself in a situation that would purposely trigger the flight or fight response typically associated with an unexpected encounter with bees be therapeutic? If you have ever experienced the unwelcome and unwanted presence of bees in or anywhere around your perimeter, you know the terrifying feeling first hand. […]