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Bob Armstrong: From Vietnam helicopter to First Baptist

November 22, 2023
Bob Armstrong and his wife Jan Bob Armstrong is a great storyteller, and he has lots of stories to tell. He has led a life full of interesting twists and turns and he has a way of sharing them …

Improving the quality of our local produce with Eva Worden

November 22, 2023
Gardening tips are not exactly what Eva Worden is coming to the Boca Grande Community Center to talk about on Monday, Nov. 27, at 4:30 p.m. She is coming to make people think more deeply about far…

Louise Raterman: From the letter ‘M’ to RPP stage

November 17, 2023
Music, theater, astrology, writing, essential oils, trees and flowers are all among the eclectic array of interests that come together in the person of Louise Raterman, one of the new crop of acto…

PROFILE: Pastor Gary Beatty

November 9, 2023
If it is wrong to lie about your age when you are 16 so you can earn money to help your mother support the family, Pastor Gary Beatty has probably been forgiven. What was truly wrong was how poor …

PROFILE: Gordon Allen

November 2, 2023
High tech meets high drama. And it’s all happening in a quiet neighborhood in the elegant town of Boca Grande.  This is not the plot of a new play, but the real-life story of one of the newest …

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Barbara Stirling

October 26, 2023
It was time for Barbara Stirling to open a new book, to try something different. She is not one to stagnate or rest on her laurels, so the newest incarnation of Barbara is as a thespian.  No, t…

Profile: Polina Voinevych, Actress and Entrepreneuse

October 13, 2023
Acting is Polina Voinevych’s passion, but it is not her only passion. She has a special love for people, for her family, for doing good in the world, and for the freedom that living in the United …

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: April Miano

October 5, 2023
When April Miano gets a new job, she is all in with it. That is why you will see her in her first stage play ever, now that she is box office manager for the Royal Palm Players. She will play a co…

PROFILE: Edie Gardner

September 28, 2023
If you ask Edie Gardner what has kept her beautiful – both inside and out – after 98 years, she has the perfect answer.  “It’s a long story.”  Truly, Edie believes in the old sayin…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Richard Malcolm

September 21, 2023
There is a personality “type” the psychology professionals call “The Caregiver” or “The Consul.” People of this sort tend to be outgoing, loyal, organized, and tender-hearted. They gain energy fro…