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September 18, 2017
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE You will have to forgive me this week as far as the content of the paper goes, our office has had no way to put out a newspaper this week. We have no power, no phones, no intern…

September 8, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Cancellations and closings due to Irma include: • No services at the Boca Grande Lighthouse United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 10; • No services at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic C…

September 8, 2017
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE Boca Grande Fire Chief C.W. Blosser addressed a very crowded room on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. Each person in attendance was a piece in the Emergency Operations Center puzzle…

September 8, 2017
■ Ronica Davis of Native Gardens and her friends Pat Cole, Rebecca DeRosa, Tina Tersigni, Karissa Cumberland, Annie Fransoz and Kourtney and Teresa McDaniels held a bake sale to raise money for peo…

September 8, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Members of the Lighthouse United Methodist Church of Boca Grande set a challenge for the congregation to collect items and put together flood buckets and hygiene kits for the victims…

September 8, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN A sea turtle nest that was thought to be lost to a storm has been accounted for and a baby hatching from it was rescued. On August 19, Turtle Patrol Volunteers on Zone 1 (North End o…

September 8, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Kelly Emery is a great person to know when you need to cool down, especially during the steamy days of September in Southwest Florida. Kelly is the change-out coordinator at Grande A…

September 8, 2017
■ SUBMITTED BY CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER Residents with pets face additional tasks when preparing for a disaster. All Charlotte County shelters accept pets except the special nee…

September 1, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT Grab your fishing pole and tackle box and come join the family fun at our youth fishing tournament on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Boca Grande Fishing Pier North. The e…