PROFILE: Carol Miller

Many locals who have shopped for ladies’ clothing on the island for the past two decades may be familiar with this week’s profile candidate. Seasonal resident Carol Miller first started working in Boca Grande 20 years ago at Miller’s Marina, where she managed the Osprey Boutique for eight years. “We stayed really busy – we […]

PROFILE: Linda Wolcott

■ By Susan Erwin Island artist Linda Wolcott remembers what it was like at a very young age to come for the first time to visit Boca Grande. She arrived on the island via train with her parents and her two older sisters when she was just four years old. “I remember holding my mother’s […]

PROFILE: Gabrielle Brady

■ BY SUSAN ERWIN Gasparilla Inn Club Spa & Fitness Manager Gabrielle Brady started working at the gift shop at the Inn in 2010. Since then, she has held various positions at the club and was promoted to her present position last October. Originally from Englewood, New Jersey, she relocated to Englewood, Florida with her […]

PROFILE: Toni Wolcott

BY SUE ERWIN – Island artist Toni Wolcott is originally from West Harftord, Connecticut. She started coming to Boca Grande in the 1970s. “At first, I came down to visit my mother because she lived here, and I liked it so much so I started renting a place every year. Then I bought my house […]

Art for Dudes workshop offered

BY SUE ERWIN – Local artist Jack Horner will be teaching a class called “Watercolor for Dudes” beginning on Monday, Feb. 29. The class for “dudes” will take place on Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 29, March 1 and March 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is conducted in watercolor, as it is […]

PROFILE: Barbara Runck

BY SUE ERWIN – Island visitor Barbara Runck has been coming to Boca Grande with her husband, Dick, since she first heard about it more than 30 years ago. Her nephew bought a condo here decades ago and, once she came to visit with her husband, they decided to spend a winter month at the […]

Profile: Ralph DiCarlo

BY SUE ERWIN – Ralph DiCarlo has lived on the island with his wife, Charlene, for more than 20 years. The couple relocated from Springfield, Mass. After spending some time on the east coast of Florida, they decided they preferred the west coast because of the calmer, less populated areas. “This side of the state is beautiful – […]

PROFILE: Jack Horner

BY SUE ERWIN – Island seasonal resident and artist Jack Horner was born in Richmond, Virginia. He is retired from two prominent, parallel careers: one serving in U.S. Naval Intelligence for 28 years and another as a stockbroker for 35 years. And he has also been a watercolor, oil and pastel painter for 28 years. […]

PROFILE: Jimmy McIntire

BY SUSAN ERWIN – Nationally experienced Island Chef Jimmy McIntire joined the staff at Newlin’s Market on 4th Avenue in October. It’s kind of a funny, coincidental story that brought him to Boca Grande. “Kim (Newlin’s owner) and I worked together in New Hampshire 26 years ago, when I was in high school and I […]

PROFILE: Brendan Dinan

Boca Grande resident and self-employed contractor Brendan Dinan has lived on the island for nearly ten years. His parents live on the island as well which is one reason why he decided to move here in 2004. Brendan had his business in New Hampshire for 18 years before deciding to relocate to Florida. “I was doing similar […]