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 […]

Profile: Krista Potthast-Haynes

  By Sue Erwin Boca Grande Realtor Krista Potthast-Haynes has been a professional Realtor with Michael Saunders on the island since 2014. She is also a board-certified informatics nurse and a passionate advocate for the state of Florida, helping to bridge health information technology to support safer patient practices. Krista is active with both the […]

Profile: Priscilla Masselink

  BY SUE ERWIN – Boca Grande resident Priscilla Masselink grew up in Maine and moved to the island with her husband, Mark, in 2012. She met Mark while attending college in North Carolina, and the couple will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary this June. They plan on spending their special day in Scotland. […]

PROFILE: Jane Carlson

  BY SUE ERWIN – Boca Grande resident Priscilla Masselink grew up in Maine and moved to the island with her husband, Mark, in 2012. She met Mark while attending college in North Carolina, and the couple will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary this June. They plan on spending their special day in Scotland. […]

Profile: Mike McMillan

BY SUE ERWIN – Island resident and tennis enthusiast Mike McMillan grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. He went to the University of Alabama Dental School to study dentistry. Mike moved to Florida in 1983 and opened up his first dental practice in Cape Coral. He soon opened another in Bonita Springs. “I always enjoyed Florida […]