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Veterans visit the island for therapeutic retreat

June 10, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN Not even a tropical storm could stop a group of veterans from tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass this week. Visiting the island from all over the country, a group of six men built ne…

Boat trailer stolen, Fugates fugitive on the loose

June 10, 2016
■ STAFF REPORT Two reports of thefts came across the desk at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office recently, which included a missing trailer, three hats and a greeting card.

Profile: Robb Topp

June 10, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      If you are looking to get in better shape or perhaps improve your golf game, you will want to meet this week’s profile candidate, Robert Topp. Robb, 26, is a certified personal …

Many thanks from Kids Classic coordinators: With 31 releases, they rocked the Pass!

June 10, 2016
To the Editor: The Board of Directors of Boca Grande Charities, Inc. would like to thank everyone for making the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament such a great success. An event like…

Road delays now mean construction on bridge to wrap up soon

June 3, 2016
■ STAFF REPORT The final paving on the north side of the new bridge of the Boca Grande Causeway will be wrapping up today, June 3, and drivers can expect one-lane traffic and, at various times, sto…

Gasparilla Island Kids Classic time is here!

June 3, 2016
■ STAFF REPORT      The Gasparilla Island Kids Classic roster is filling up fast, with 30 boats signed up so far to fish the world’s great kids’ fishing tournament. There is still time to get your …

First interactive art show to be held during GIKC

June 3, 2016
■ STAFF REPORT      Excitement is brewing as kids and captains alike prepare for the 2016 Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament this Saturday, June 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm in Boca Grande…

Turtle season off to slow, but steady start

June 3, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      A group of dedicated volunteers inspect Gasparilla Island beaches before sunrise each morning to track the nesting activities of loggerhead and green sea turtles. But the cooler…

Mote celebrates World Oceans Day on Gasparilla Island

June 3, 2016
■ STAFF REPORT      A worldwide ocean celebration is on the horizon. Aquatic scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory invite everyone to join them from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 to celeb…

Sheriff’s Office seeks information on vandalism of loader

June 3, 2016
■ STAFF REPORT      The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the vandalism of a local man’s front-end loader that was parked in the 700 block of 7th Street. On Tuesday, May …