Profiles


Profile Skyler Seidenberg

December 23, 2016
If you’ve visited Gasparilla Island State Park recently, chances are you might have seen Park Ranger Skyler Seidenberg putting up beach flags or doing other various duties during his shift at the p…

Profile: Pearce Presnell

December 16, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN Pearce Presnell has been coming to Boca Grande since he was a young boy.      His father, an avid boater and fisherman, started bringing him to the island 25 years ago. “We used to v…

Profile: Donna Caso

December 9, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      Although you might not see her on most days when you come into Hudson’s Market to grab lunch, Donna Caso is usually very busy working in the kitchen preparing food and stocking …

Profile: Kevin Hyde

December 2, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      Boca Grande real estate broker Kevin Hyde was born in Port Jefferson, New York, and he’s been spending the summers in southwest Florida since he was 5 years old. He remembers wh…

Profile: William Woodroffe

November 25, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      Some of William Woodroffe’s earliest memories in Boca Grande are of the exciting times he spent learning to cast a line in the water and hoping for a catch. His parents would va…

Profile: Richard and Robert Rogers

November 18, 2016
■ BY DEAN M. LAUX      If you have not yet met Richard and Robert Rogers, you have been missing out on something. The two brothers, known to most as “Rich” and “Rob,” have proved to be more itinera…

Profile: Stuie Middleton

November 11, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      Stuie Middleton was born in Boca Grande. His earliest memories include spending late nights in the Boca Beacon office when his mother, Patti Middleton, well-known Boca Grande ar…

Profile: Steve Kaplan

November 4, 2016
BY SUE ERWIN – Steve Kaplan was on a short three-day vacation in Boca Grande four years ago with his wife, Jill. They were visiting his brother, who had a condo in Boca Bay, and they noticed an ad…

Profile: Meryl Shaffer

October 28, 2016
BY SUSAN ERWIN – The Royal Palm Players are sure to put on plenty of amazing shows this season as Meryl Shaffer, the energetic new art director, has been keeping busy planning for an outstanding ye…

Profile: Ron Bogner

October 21, 2016
  BY SUE ERWIN – If you are a regular commuter to Boca Grande on the weekends, you’re sure to have met Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority toll worker Ron Bogner. Ron has been working the boot…