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Hoo: Placida Road owls, newest Englewood attraction

February 9, 2024
A nest of owls by Lemon Bay High School are Englewood’s newest tourist attraction. This “Great Horned Owl Nest” is across the street from Lemon Bay High School, in a street sign. Eva Furner, a …

Lemon Bay High shares AquaLab science with community 

February 9, 2024
Students from Lemon Bay High School’s marine program led the community last Wednesday on a tour of their AquaLab, a model for upper school science education. During the evening, marine science tea…

Secretary Skinner on fathers, mentorship and veterans

February 9, 2024
At age 85, former Secretary of Transportation Sam Skinner shared with a gathering of men at breakfast this week the need for men to have fathers and role models. He learned this lesson as a child,…

State cites funding for manatees’ survival

February 9, 2024
Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted funding to protect Florida’s manatees and improve water quality while visiting Blue Spring State Park. In January, Blue Spring State Park saw a reco…

Feb. 20 deadline for presidential primary; poll workers needed in Boca Grande

February 9, 2024
Although November 2024 elections may seem a long way off, the Florida presidential primary is Tuesday, March 19, 2024 and the voter registration deadline for the presidential preference primary is…

From pirates to the Pelican Room

February 9, 2024
The Gasparilla Inn history tour takes guests back in time History Tour Guide Sandi Firtion had a full house on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 6 at The Gasparilla Inn and Club. A crowd of about 30…

Open Letter: Nitrogen no fix for Charlotte County reclaimed water

February 2, 2024
BY ROBERT J. ROBBINS PhD. and PERCY ANGELO In large measure Charlotte County’s nitrogen problem results from its disposal of untreated reclaimed water on properties throughout the county. The c…

Audubon seeks Florida flamingo count 

February 2, 2024
In September, Hurricane Idalia blew dozens of American flamingos into Florida and across the eastern half of the U.S. In February, a research team wants to see how many have remained in the Sun…

Postal meeting set, ways to report issues

February 2, 2024
A group calling itself Parcels to the People has scheduled a public meeting on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m., outside at the Boca Grande Community Center. They aim to discuss issues related to posta…

Beach Ball fundraiser to benefit Boca Grande Preschool

February 2, 2024
The Boca Grande Preschool will hold their annual “Beach Ball” fundraiser for the school at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 4 at The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club. The preschool is a nonprofit, nondenomination…