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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: April Miano

October 5, 2023
When April Miano gets a new job, she is all in with it. That is why you will see her in her first stage play ever, now that she is box office manager for the Royal Palm Players. She will play a co…

PROFILE: Edie Gardner

September 28, 2023
If you ask Edie Gardner what has kept her beautiful – both inside and out – after 98 years, she has the perfect answer.  “It’s a long story.”  Truly, Edie believes in the old sayin…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Richard Malcolm

September 21, 2023
There is a personality “type” the psychology professionals call “The Caregiver” or “The Consul.” People of this sort tend to be outgoing, loyal, organized, and tender-hearted. They gain energy fro…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Marc Vee

September 14, 2023
Marc Vee discovered his love of music when he was not much more than 7 years old. His mix of classical, rock, jazz and a few other styles of guitar music can be heard at least weekly at the Key Li…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Mike Teston

September 7, 2023
When you see him at Scarpa’s ask him, What’s up, doc? Get ready for fancy and fun drinks coming this season. There is a new bar manager at Scarpa’s Coastal, and he is all about mixing things up…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: John Gaffney

August 31, 2023
John Gaffney has never had a job he didn’t love. The one he has now is no exception. John collects tolls at the Boca Grande Swing Bridge.   “Being a police officer will always be my favori…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Firefighter Daniel Martinez

August 24, 2023
Daniel Martinez has found himself a home at the Boca Grande Fire Department. He’s only been here since June, but he envisions himself retiring from this department one day. Since he is 24, that me…

PROFILE: Terry Hoffman, new Island School art teacher

August 17, 2023
The Island School has not only found an art teacher with pizazz, they found one with a sense of humor and a sense of purpose. The new art teacher is Terry Hoffman, and she loves bringing out the a…

PROFILE: Amy Cyr

August 10, 2023
Amy Cyr loves music, and she has since she was very young. Now she has joined The Island School as its music teacher, and she hopes to pass that love on to the young people there.  Amy is excit…

PROFILE: WSEB radio and general manager Ken Lindow Jr.

August 3, 2023
In Cape Haze, just behind the Ace Hardware and Cool Pickle in Paradise restaurant, a 300-foot radio tower that most see, but few pay attention to, peeks out of the woods.  The tower, with its b…