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Feb. 20 deadline for presidential primary; poll workers needed in Boca Grande

February 9, 2024
Although November 2024 elections may seem a long way off, the Florida presidential primary is Tuesday, March 19, 2024 and the voter registration deadline for the presidential preference primary is…

From pirates to the Pelican Room

February 9, 2024
The Gasparilla Inn history tour takes guests back in time History Tour Guide Sandi Firtion had a full house on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 6 at The Gasparilla Inn and Club. A crowd of about 30…

Open Letter: Nitrogen no fix for Charlotte County reclaimed water

February 2, 2024
BY ROBERT J. ROBBINS PhD. and PERCY ANGELO In large measure Charlotte County’s nitrogen problem results from its disposal of untreated reclaimed water on properties throughout the county. The c…

Beach Ball fundraiser to benefit Boca Grande Preschool

February 2, 2024
The Boca Grande Preschool will hold their annual “Beach Ball” fundraiser for the school at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 4 at The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club. The preschool is a nonprofit, nondenomination…

February History Bytes topics include Mary Ellen Parkinson, Grandma Effie

February 2, 2024
Each Wednesday this February will be an opportunity to relive some of the most interesting aspects of Boca Grande history. This year there is a twist, as three of the four presentations are bei…

Locals volley for tennis court, debate pickleball placement

February 2, 2024
On the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 30, pickleball and tennis players gathered at the Wheeler Road tennis course to discuss the future of the space.  The lively meeting, which was organized by Ca…

Here’s your lineup for the Boca Grande Film Fest

February 1, 2024
From the Italian Alps to San Quentin, the 2024 Boca Grande Film Festival lineup is full of inspirational stories, award winners and movie stars. Led by Artistic Director Jonathan Jackson and Lead …

Major expansion to Placida Park, ramp under way 

February 1, 2024
Charlotte County is planning a boat ramp expansion at Placida Park West, an upgrade that is much needed, according to people who regularly use the dock and ramp. “It gets very crowded,” said Ta…

GIBA and Boca Grande Causeway scores highly in annual maintenance report

January 25, 2024
Members of the Engineering Committee of the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority met Tues., Jan. 23 to go over, literally, the nuts and bolts of the bridge. Engineering Committee Chairman George …

Reflections on another good year at the Boca Grande Clinic 

January 19, 2024
By Mark Driscoll, CEO Boca Grande Health Clinic For most people, healthcare is something you only think about when you actually need it. As you might expect, it’s a little different for me; I g…