OBITUARY: William David Pouncey Sr.

Mr. William David Pouncey Sr. age 74, of Pouncey Cove Blairsville, Ga. went home to be with his Lord on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 from the North East Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Pouncey was born on December 17, 1947 in Plant City, Fla., the son of the late Roy Ward Pouncey and the late Ruth Sprott Pouncey. David lived in Boca Grande until moving to Blairsville in 1979. He was always a laidback person who was funny and always willing to help anyone in need and never met a stranger.

PROFILE: John Lynch

From kayaking each day on Charlotte Harbor with his lovely wife, Debbie, to biking through the streets of Boca Grande, to overseeing the fundraising efforts of A Better Shot at Lemon Bay Golf Club, John Lynch is a man of vision and a man of action. “I’m a bike rider, I’m an exerciser, so I have to keep moving,” John explained. “I enjoy keeping busy. And could you find a better place than Boca Grande to be an outdoorsman?”

OBITUARY: Michael Wood

Michael Davis Wood, age 79, passed away on February 19, 2022 in Wayzata, Minn. surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Judy, and by his children: Elizabeth Jarvis (Aleix), McLean, Virginia; Benjamin Wood (Catherine), McLean, Virginia; and Susan Bell (Weldon), Minnetonka; his grandchildren: William and Caitlin Jarvis; Lauren, Olivia, and […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: History Bytes for 2022 is over; many thanks to those who made another great year possible

To the Editor: It was our pleasure to be back at the library this season, celebrating 21 years of History Bytes. I’d like to thank all who made this past February’s History Bytes program a huge success. The History Byte program began with Sally Van Italie’s idea and Capt Robert Johnson organized the program for […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for another wonderful Valentine Art Show

To the Editor: The Boca Grande Art Center thanks Carol Stewart of Michael Saunders Real Estate for her generous support of the Art Center. The Valentine Art Show was sponsored this year by Mrs. Stewart and we couldn’t be more appreciative. From all of the committee, staff and every exhibiting artist, we appreciate your commitment […]

Medicare Scams Have Arrived in Boca Grande

Scams are nothing new, from emails to send donations to Ethiopian princes, to fake calls from a family member in peril, nearly one in six Americans have lost money to a phone scam in the last 12 months, according to the 2019 U.S. Spam and Scam Report. Boca Grande residents are no stranger to scam […]

‘Proof’ sets premise for RPP’s ‘The Fantasticks’ in March

Last week’s sold-out table readings of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Proof is evidence of The Royal Palm Players’ spectacular season of rebounding from Covid. The enjoyment sparked by this performance alone, serves as a prompt to attend the upcoming production of the musical, The Fantasticks.

New contact for sick, injured wildlife

If you find a sick or injured animal or bird on the island we have a new contact to call.  Gina Marie Thomsen works with Friends of Pelicans and has agreed to take over procurement and transport of  these birds and animals. She is also the new point of contact person at Peace River Wildlife.  […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Share the magic of the season at the lighting of the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse

To the Editor: Barrier Island Parks Society, BIPS invites friends and families to share the magic of the season at the annual Lighting of the Lighthouse on December 11. Gates to the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum, located at 880 Belcher Rd., Boca Grande will open at 5:30 p.m. and the famous countdown to […]

How close we came to battle: Part II of our ‘Florida during WWII’ series

While today’s national news is dealing heavily with topics that some are worried should not be taught in our schools, in recognition of Veteran’s Day and the sacrifices of so many military personnel to keep this country free, a new question arises … what is it students are not being taught in our schools? There […]