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The healing power of music therapy in correlation with brain health

June 22, 2021
BY T MICHELE WALKER – Science is finally catching up with what musicians have known since the dawn of time. Singing heals and is beneficial for our emotional, physical, and cognitive well-being. Ru…

Flyin Hawaiian team takes first and more for $50,600 prize in 2021 World’s Richest

June 12, 2021
Congratulations to the team on the Flyin Hawaiian for winning first place and $50,600 in the 2021 World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament! They got the first place money, plus the cash prizes for t…

GIKC releases slim, but fun was big!

June 11, 2021
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – The skies were gray and the bite was sporadic in the 2021 Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament, held on the afternoon of Saturday, June 5, but the Riley Irrigation T…

Boca Grande Fire, LCSO respond to several accidents on the island this week

June 11, 2021
STAFF REPORT – Local first responders responded to three different accidents on the island this week, but luckily none with serious injury involved. The first call came in on Friday, June 4 at appr…

OBITUARY: Charles Field

June 11, 2021
On May 30, 2021 Charles F. Field, 94, of Scituate was reunited with his wife of 68 years, Florita, who predeceased him in 2019. Charlie leaves his children Amy Chessia (Scituate) and spouse Eric St…

OBITUARY: Marjorie Ann Moore

June 11, 2021
Marjorie Ann Moore, 81, of Kirkwood, Missouri, passed Monday, May 31, 2021, after a courageous eight-year battle with lung cancer. Marjorie was a great friend, wonderful mother, and even better wif…

OBITUARY: Ann L. Gallagher

June 11, 2021
Ann L. Gallagher entered Heaven on June 2, 2021, leaving a bevy of friends and family members who will never forget her vivacious personality, intellectual curiosity, love of reading and willingnes…

An insider’s guide to the perfect Key lime pie

June 11, 2021
BY T MICHELE WALKER – Pi Day may be March 14 (get it, 3.14), and as we all know, National Pie Day is January 23. But in the summer heat in Boca Grande, every day is Key lime pie Day. Key lime pie i…

Have you seen the Clinic’s new website? It was designed just for you

June 9, 2021
BY MARK DRISCOLL, CEO OF THE BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC – Just a little over five months ago, we launched Boca Grande Health Clinic’s newly redesigned website – bghc.org/ – with a goal to provide ou…

GICIA celebrates 50-year anniversary with restoration of walking path curbing

June 9, 2021
SUBMITTED BY THE GICIA – The Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association is pleased to announce that the work to restore the GICIA Walking Path began on Tuesday, June 1. The 3.5-mile…