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Placida Road apartment project appears stalled 

March 7, 2024
A proposed apartment building set to be located behind Cape Haze Plaza, appears to be stalled as a development.  In 2022 before Hurricane Ian, a 108-unit multi-family housing project was in the…

Love-ly net gain for tennis boosters in pickleball debate 

March 7, 2024
After several weeks of meetings and planning, Lee County Commissioner Kevin Ruane, on behalf of the county, met with several island tennis advocates, agreeing to keep the two tennis courts on Whee…

Bike Parade and Woman’s Club Spring Fair March 9

February 29, 2024
The Boca Grande Woman’s Club Spring Fair, All Aboard the Boca Grande Express, arrives on Saturday, March 9. Come out and celebrate what makes Boca Grande special and have a great time with friends…

Artists join Strawberry Festival lineup this Saturday

February 29, 2024
The Annual Boca Grande Strawberry Festival, held on the grounds of the Boca Grande Community Center, is a long-standing island tradition known for fresh Strawberry Shortcake, a fabulous Silent Auc…

Cannonball jellyfish running in Gasparilla Pass

February 29, 2024
It was a beautiful sunny early afternoon after days of rain and cold, so I was extra excited to be out and playing around within the Gasparilla Sound on my friend’s boat. Captain Nelson Groome own…

Island pastors meet to plan Easter

February 29, 2024
The leaders of the Boca Grande churches met this week to begin planning for the 2024 Holy Week and Easter services available to the public. With two of the four churches having new leadership this…

Art on Park Avenue: Boca Grande art show set for this weekend

February 22, 2024
Excitement is brewing for Boca Grande’s new festival, Art On Park Avenue, which is slated for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Park Avenue and 4th Street w…

Economic Summit: ‘Perfect storm’ and impact on social stability

February 22, 2024
What is the state of the economy, and what factors will affect it in the future? How will the upcoming presidential election and the global conflicts impact your pocketbook? These questions and…

Maggie’s cookies with island pedigree

February 22, 2024
Maggie Bush was not a baker by profession, but when she needed something to bring to a potluck or a friend having a bad day, she knew her cookies would be a hit. It all started around five years a…

‘Sunflower Effect’ makes bendy tower

February 22, 2024
A small and occasional bend in the new Boca Grande cell tower is a common issue with steel pole construction. It is not an optical illusion. The cellular industry calls the issue the “Sunflower…