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August 19, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN Boca Grande bridge tender and toll worker Bill Pavia led quite an interesting life before deciding to make the move from Massachusetts to Florida four years ago. He grew up in Milfor…

August 12, 2016
  BY SUE ERWIN – There’s a new doctor in the house at the Boca Grande Health Clinic. Lauren Hana, M.D., officially began seeing patients on July 11 at the Boca Grande locale and is now a full…

August 5, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN If you’ve enjoyed a delicious sandwich made on fresh- baked bread at Kappy’s Market recently, chances are it was made and served to you by Joe Stansbury. The friendly face behind the…

July 29, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN       If you haven’t met the newest staff member at the Friends of Boca Grande Community Center, you’ll want to read more about this week’s profile candidate, Jessica Smith. Jessica,…

July 22, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN Chef Jim Morrow has been keeping busy adding flavorful new lunch and dinner items to the menu at Hudson’s Grocery since early March, 2016. With years of experience working as a chef,…

July 15, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN If you live on the island and ever had to deal with a pest issue, you’ve probably had to call Statewide Pest Control. And chances are, you may have spoken with Gale Kocab, who would …

July 8, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN After decades of searching for shells on the beaches and at the sandbar in Boca Grande, Gay Weisenthal finally found one that she’s been coveting for years: the junonia. Scaphella ju…

July 1, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN Richard Anderson spent a considerable amount of time in Boca Grande beginning in 1988, when he worked as a planner for Lee County. When he first arrived on the island, he met Robert …

June 24, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN It’s difficult to pinpoint a “hometown” when talking with local fishing Capt. Leighton Ingram about his childhood, but if he had to choose a place where his roots were firmly planted…

June 17, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN Justin Davis didn’t know Boca Grande existed until he helped a friend move to the island 21 years ago. A college student at an Indiana community college at the time, he and his child…