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A designer of rare and unique treasure

April 1, 2016
■ BY SUSAN ERWIN Meredith Haws Bolasco spends many of her days creating beautiful, exotic pieces of wearable art. Her jewelry designs often include rare treasures found in an exotic locale, such as…

PROFILE: Carol Miller

March 25, 2016
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 …

PROFILE: Linda Wolcott

March 18, 2016
■ 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…

PROFILE: Gabrielle Brady

March 11, 2016
■ 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 pr…

PROFILE: Toni Wolcott

March 4, 2016
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…

Art for Dudes workshop offered

February 26, 2016
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….

PROFILE: Barbara Runck

February 26, 2016
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 …

Profile: Ralph DiCarlo

February 19, 2016
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 Flor…

PROFILE: Jack Horner

February 12, 2016
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 year…

PROFILE: Jimmy McIntire

February 5, 2016
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 Gr…