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August 4, 2017
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE Every year, the first weather event of the hurricane season usually serves to spur many of us into setting our plan of action in case severe weather hits us, and this year is no…

August 4, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT A half-open window alerted a local restaurant owner to nefarious doings at his establishment on Friday, July 28. According to a report by Lee County deputies, the owner of South Beac…

August 4, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority truck scale is in the process of being replaced.  The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority truck scale is in the process of being replaced. The s…

August 4, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT The United States Coast Guard has been busy with weather-related activity lately, including a recent rescue just off the Gasparilla Island coast. The Coast Guard and Charlotte County…

August 4, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT It was another great year for the Lee County Parks & Recreation Summer Camp program, with trips to Legoland, Bowland and every land in between. Headed up by Coach DJ Keisling, Da…

August 4, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Elizabeth Burr has been a Realtor in the area for more than 15 years. She started out at the Michael Sanders Real Estate office in Englewood and then began working out of the Boca Gr…

August 4, 2017
Katherine Kennedy Barney (Kay) died peacefully in her sleep at home on Nantucket on August 1, 2017. Her husband, William Hadwen Barney, preceded her in death last year. Mrs. Barney was born on Sept…

August 4, 2017
■BY MARCY SHORTUSE – I’m sure most of you have heard social media mutterings regarding those kids from Manatee County who have appeared in multiple photographs and videos mishandling animals, fish…

July 28, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT This is your last few hours to make the Fust famous, by voting now in the American Institute for Architects and the Florida Foundation for Architecture contest to see which of 25 bui…

July 28, 2017
Aashish Patel and his father, George Patel, own the Boca Grande Resort on the north end of the island. The hoteliers recently purchased…