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Profile: Kim Hume

March 10, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN.     After working for more than 25 years in the television broadcast news industry, Boca Grande seasonal resident Kim Hume decided in 2007 that it was time to enjoy retirement. Kim …

Profile: Carol Napoli

March 3, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN.     Retired licensed professional counselor Carol Napoli has been coming to Boca Grande seasonally for the past 20 years. Carol spent 18 years of her career in the Washington, DC ar…

Profile: Tara Clark

February 24, 2017
Tara Clark, sales associate at The Palm on Park, a Lilly Pulitzer signature store, has lived quite an adventurous life during the past decade.      Tara, 30, was born in Jackson, New Jersey. Her pa…

Profile: Candice Shy Hooper

February 17, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN     Island author Candice Shy Hooper was born in Agana, Guam. Her father served in the Navy, and her mother was a military wife. As a child, she lived on Saipan, and she moved around…

PROFILE: HILJA BILODEAU

February 3, 2017
BY SUE ERWIN – Hilja Bilodeau has been keeping very busy as CEO of the Boca Grande Health Clinic since last summer. She officially started the job on August 1, replacing former CEO Jon Sielert. Her…

PROFILE: Sierra Cunningham

January 27, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN      Sierra Cunningham has been helping people on the island look their best for the past nine years. She’s a full-time hair stylist at James Griffith Salon at the Gasparilla Inn Bea…

Profile: Penny Lach

January 20, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN      If you’ve been browsing through the beautiful items at Ariel, Ltd. on the island recently, you were very likely greeted by sales associate Penny Lach. Penny is the oldest daught…

Profile: Jeff Simmons

January 13, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN      Jeff Simmons has spent 25 years working about every position at “The Temp” restaurant and bar on the island. He started out as a busboy in 1991 and is currently a partner/owner …

Profile: Jonna Foos

January 6, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN      If you’ve stopped into the Boca Grande Health Clinic over the past couple of years, it’s very likely you were greeted with a smile by Jonna Foos. Jonna has been a patient repres…

Profile: Mike Weddle

December 30, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      Mike Weddle has been alluring people onto the dance floor performing live roll and roll music in Boca Grande for nearly 20 years. Mike has been the lead singer and rhythm guitar…