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PROFILE: Karen Kelly

August 25, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN – Known for her smiling face and pleasant manner, Karen Kelley wears many hats at The Island School, where she has been employed since the school started back in 1999. Karen worked i…

Profile: Laquanda Dixon

August 18, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN If you’ve visited the Boca Grande Health Clinic over the past few years, you’ve probably met Laquanda Dixon, the medical assistant at the health center. Laquanda has been working at …

Profile Adair Newman

August 10, 2017
Adair Newman appreciates spending peaceful days in Boca Grande. She lives on the island with her daughter, Carol Stewart, and her son-in-law, Doug. Carol is a Broker/Associate at Michael Saunders R…

Profile Elizabeth Burr

August 4, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Elizabeth Burr has been a Realtor in the area for more than 15 years. She started out at the Michael Sanders Real Estate office in Englewood and then began working out of the Boca Gr…

Profile Stephanie Sprinkle

July 28, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Stephanie Sprinkle has been working as a cosmetologist at James Griffith Salon on the island for the past five years. She specializes in French hairstyles and is a master at applying…

Profile Beverly Furtado

July 21, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Beverly Furtado was first introduced to Boca Grande 38 years ago, when she was vacationing with her late husband Jack. They were exploring the Florida Keys and the west side of the s…

Profile: Brian Faro

July 7, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Brian Faro has spent many summer days fishing with his friends near the pier at the north end of the island. He also remembers coming to the island to play softball games with Stuie …

Profile: Leiah Goudy

June 30, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Leiah Goudy enjoys spending her days overlooking the bayou at the Boca Grande Marina. She has been the manager at the ship store there for the past four years. Her earliest memories …

Profile: Andy Charcut

June 23, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Andy Charcut was living in Illinois in 2013, when his boss Steve Kaplin, offered him a job in Boca Grande. At the time, Steve owned Infotrack, a pre-employment screening company. Ste…

Profile: Paul Wagenseil

June 16, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Capt. Paul Wagenseil is quite familiar with tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass. Born and raised in Englewood, Paul started fishing when he was a kid. After receiving a kayak as a bir…