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October 6, 2017
Mitchell Brock, 89, died peacefully in hospice care in Kingston, N.Y. on July 22, 2017. Born in Wyncote, Pa., Mitchell was the son of John W. Brock of Philadelphia and Mildred A. (Mitchell) Brock o…

October 6, 2017
BY SUE ERWIN – Many residents and business owners on the island are quite familiar with the sparkling smile and energetic charisma of Kelly Green. Kelly is a licensed massage therapist, and she’s w…

September 29, 2017
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE Several interesting projects will be discussed this month by the Boca Grande Historic Preservation Board, and they will hold two different meetings this month to make up for a c…

September 29, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN When wild animals or birds are injured around Gasparilla Island, they will more than likely end up at The Wildlife Center of Venice, Inc., where several local volunteers such as Loos…

September 29, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT Tickets are on sale now for Sarasota MOD Weekend – their fourth annual Midcentury Modern Architecture Festival – which will take place November 10 through 12 and will celebrate islan…

September 29, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT The Gasparilla Inn & Club will open its doors for its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. No reservation is necessary. Call 964-4631 for more information.

September 29, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT The Placida Art Market will begin its ninth year of shows on Saturday, Oct. 21 with a new and unique group of artists and craftsmen represented. All work displayed at the Art Market …

September 29, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT The staff at Mote Maine Laboratory in Sarasota are inviting Florida residents to discover the wonders of Mote Marine Laboratory for just $6 this Saturday, Sept. 30. The regular admis…

September 29, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN If you’re planning to attend a lunch or dinner event at The Gasparilla Inn & Club, trust that Tom Haggerty, the friendly sous chef in the kitchen, is working hard preparing some …

September 29, 2017
■ SUBMITTED BY BOB ELLIOTT The warnings about Hurricane Irma were pretty bleak, but we had decided to hide behind those storm shutters in our indestructible concrete building and “gut it out.” That…