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Profile Jan Waters

October 13, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Banyan Tree Pilates and Yoga has new owners – but they’re not new to the island. Jan Waters and her husband, Ron, officially purchased the business on September 1. Jan has been teach…

Sea Turtle Association extends gratitude to community

October 13, 2017
To the Editor: As we wind down the fifth sea turtle nesting season since the inception of the Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association, we want to extend our gratitude to our community and volunteers. We…

Florence Jelks: The ‘principal with principles’ has passed

October 6, 2017
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Florence T. Jelks Robinson passed away on September 23, 2017. She was born and raised in Boca Grande and was very well known as one of the kindest, smartest women to walk the is…

Busch matches donations 2:1 for Mote after Irma

October 6, 2017
A philanthropist with island ties has upped the ante for giving at Mote Marine Laboratory, to help repair damage at a research facility in the Florida Keys created by Hurricane Irma. Mote recently …

Chamber to host mixer at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse

October 6, 2017
The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce will host their October Monthly Mixer at the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. Businesses, bring your newest business cards …

Prepare your haunting best … the carnival is coming

October 6, 2017
Kids, start thinking about your costume and decide if you are going to be scary, funny, cute or adorable for the Annual Boca Grande Community Center Halloween Carnival. The carnival will be held on…

Wildlife Center seeks volunteers; training in October

October 6, 2017
The Wildlife Center of Venice is always looking for new volunteers to help them treat more than 4,500 Florida wildlife patients each year, and they need your help now more than ever. Two free wildl…

Local emergency responders field boat-in-distress call, chainsaw call

October 6, 2017
On Tuesday, Oct. 3 Boca Grande firefighters and Lee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call of a boat that had run aground and was taking on water. At 9:49 a.m. the call came in that a 19-f…

Johann Fust Library Foundation fall book sale planned

October 6, 2017
The annual Johann Fust Library Foundation fall book sale is planned for Monday, Nov. 13 through Wednesday, Nov. 15. The hours of the event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, an…

LETTERS: Many thanks for Manatee’s help during Irma

October 6, 2017
To the Editor: Hurricane Irma was traumatic for humans and animals alike, but it also brought out the generosity in people and, in this case, neighboring humane societies. Following Hurricane Irma,…