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Save April Fool’s Day, 2017 for the Boca Grande Dog Show

June 3, 2016
■ STAFF REPORT      April Fool’s Day will be a little more special next year, as the biennial Boca Grande Dog Show will be held that day. This is a tradition of high standing in the Boca Grande com…

Why does the County allow plantings to occur?

June 3, 2016
To the Editor: This past week, a new resident in our community, Pat Neal, added a very attractive curb lawn to the front of their house on Gilchrist. As a result, three public parking spots have di…

Profile: Adrian Moghina

June 3, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN If you love the game of tennis, you’ll enjoy reading about this week’s profile candidate. Adrian Moghina has been the new head tennis pro at the Boca Grande Club since October. With …

LBC supports expansion of Florida Forever Project

June 3, 2016
To the Editor: The Lemon Bay Conservancy (LBC) is a 501(c) 3 charitable land trust operating successfully in the Charlotte Harbor Watershed since 1972. LBC is pleased to provide this letter of supp…

GIBA gives notice: Traffic patterns to change this week on bridge

May 31, 2016
The final paving on the north side of the new bridge of the Boca Grande Causeway will be happening Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. There will be one lane traffic and at various times sto…

This Memorial Day, consider helping this WW II veteran meet his goal

May 27, 2016
BY SUE ERWIN – The GoFundMe account to help send a Veteran to the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2016, has grown to nearly $1,000 in the past 16 days. Help is still needed to send …

Chamber announces new officers, dates for Ladies Day and WRTT announced

May 27, 2016
Madame President Candy Brooks The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that new officers were elected at their …

Kids Classic to be held June 4 … it’s not too late to sign up!

May 27, 2016
■ STAFF REPORT – The Gasparilla Island Kids Classic roster is filling up fast, with 29 boats signed up so far to fish the world’s great kids’ fishing tournament. There is still time to get your tea…

Sundown puts the rest to bed at WRTT

May 27, 2016
The first place team on Sundown with Will Bonner, Justin Davis, John Judson, Joel Trost, first mate Tommy Lowe and Capt. Timmy Smith.[/…

Manatees ‘making merry’ leave beachgoers concerned

May 27, 2016
[caption id="attachment_3309" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Cheri Castillo ■ BY SUE ERWIN – Boca Grande resident Tom Shaffer was taking his regular morning stroll on the beach a…