Profiles


Profile: Zelma Otto

October 14, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN Ask a few Boca Grande native millennials if they know Zelma Otto, and they might respond with a smile as they reflect back on their years spent growing up on the island while she car…

PROFILE: Pete Scott

October 7, 2016
BY SUE ERWIN – Pete Scott is a lucky island local who has experienced the good fortune of growing up in Boca Grande before the island grew to become an international tourist destination. After year…

Profile: Wesley Locke

September 30, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN You might find her dancing, choreographing a play, longboarding the island streets, catching a wave after a storm or taking care of business at the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce. …

Profile: Cannon Wenzel

September 23, 2016
BY SUE ERWIN – She’s exceptionally articulate, well educated and cool tempered. This week’s profile candidate, Englewood Bank Senior Teller Cannon Wenzel, found herself drawn to Boca Grande after …

PROFILE: George Hammond

September 16, 2016
BY SUE ERWIN – If you’re planning a vacation but don’t feel like driving yourself to the airport, you may want to call the newest owner of Boca Grande Limousine, George Hammond. This trustworthy bu…

PROFILE: Chris Thompson

September 2, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN There is a new face at The Island School this year, and she’ll be providing an important resource for students and their families this school year. , the new school counselor at the …

Profile: Dean Laux

August 26, 2016
BY SUE ERWIN – When you meet a man who’s been an educator, author, served our country, owned several businesses, defeated cancer and continues to spend several hours each week volunteering at a lo…

Profile: Bill Pavia

August 19, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN Boca Grande bridge tender and toll worker Bill Pavia led quite an interesting life before deciding to make the move from Massachusetts to Florida four years ago. He grew up in Milfor…

PROFILE: DR. LAUREN HANA

August 12, 2016
  BY SUE ERWIN – There’s a new doctor in the house at the Boca Grande Health Clinic. Lauren Hana, M.D., officially began seeing patients on July 11 at the Boca Grande locale and is now a full…

Profile: Joe Stansbury

August 5, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN If you’ve enjoyed a delicious sandwich made on fresh- baked bread at Kappy’s Market recently, chances are it was made and served to you by Joe Stansbury. The friendly face behind the…