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February 22, 2019
■ BY SUE ERWIN How badly did red tide affect our snook population over the past year? Mote Marine Laboratory scientist Dr. Jim Locascio visited the island on Wednesday, Feb. 13. to discuss the resu…

February 22, 2019
■ BY SUSAN HANAFEE The 2019 Strawberry Festival Silent Auction will definitely belie its name. In fact, when festival goers enter the tent with more than 75 amazing items, there will be lots of “oo…

February 22, 2019
■ BY SUE ERWIN Capt. Van Hubbard remembers when catching fish in Boca Grande was pretty easy to do back in the day – albeit not nearly as comfortable as it is with today’s modern amenities. Hubbard…

February 22, 2019
■ STAFF REPORT Calling all islanders: Get ready to hula and celebrate the spirit of “aloha,” Boca Grande style. The 23rd annual Barrier Island Parks Society Green Gala is planned for Monday, March …

February 22, 2019
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE Recently a small but very meaningful ceremony took place on the island that honored the boat-making skills of the Seibert family, just after the loss of island resident Tim Seib…

February 22, 2019
■ BY SUE ERWIN He’s a friendly guy from Minnesota, and he’s been enjoying a “Grande” life in Boca since he retired a few years ago. Chuck Young is originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota. His father …

February 22, 2019
Eunice Albritton, known for her part in The Fishery’s history and whose father, Walter Gault, ran the old fish house there, has passed away. After Gault’s death Mrs. Eunice took over management of …

February 22, 2019
To the Editor: Mote Marine Laboratory scientists found that southern flounder exposed to oiled sediment for 30 days in the lab showed evidence of stress and DNA damage, one of the latest indicators…

February 22, 2019
To the Editor: The Charlotte County Property Appraiser reminds business and rental property owners that the deadline for filing 2018 tangible personal property tax returns is April 1, 2019. A retur…

February 22, 2019
To the Editor: Get the children outdoors to learn about the natural world around them! Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, Inc. (CHEC) will be conducting Spring Break Camp 2019 at Cedar Point Pa…