Profiles


‘A win for Boca Grande!’ proclaims resident after prestigious placement in Sanibel shell contest

March 17, 2022
When island resident Sam Hobbs entered one of his shell works of art in the 85th Sanibel Shell Festival in the first weekend of March, he didn’t really think he would walk away a winner. After all…

PROFILE: John Lynch

March 3, 2022
From kayaking each day on Charlotte Harbor with his lovely wife, Debbie, to biking through the streets of Boca Grande, to overseeing the fundraising efforts of A Better Shot at Lemon Bay Golf Club…

PROFILE: Mary Anne Hooker

February 23, 2022
There’s a familiar quote, “If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” Mary Anne Hooker is one of those busy people who knows how to get things done. “I had a houseguest here last we…

PROFILE: Sharon Yonker

February 18, 2022
Boca Blooms was as busy as a Starbucks in midtown Manhattan. Ladies meticulously selected their orchids as Sharon Yonker stood behind the cash register finishing up with a customer.Athletic, lithe…

PROFILE: Kim Newlin

February 11, 2022
When we first met Kim Newlin back in 2005, she was a wife, a mother of two young children, and a new business owner of Newlin’s Mainely Gourmet. Today, she and Frank are happy and “Newlin’s,” as t…

PROFILE: Dr. Bret Kueber

February 3, 2022
Dr. Bret Kueber always knew that he wanted to semi-retire in Florida; he just didn’t think it would happen this soon. It seems as though while he was waiting for his daughter Katie to finish high …

PROFILE: Jane Geniesse

January 28, 2022
Somewhere in the world, there is a photo of a group of laughing diners in a restaurant in Paris, posing with the great Dame Judi Dench. Or so they think. It all came about because Jane Geniesse…

PROFILE: Hazel Singletary Presley

December 30, 2021
When most of us stroll the streets of Boca Grande, we see Fugate’s, golf carts and Hudson’s Grocery. Hazel Singletary sees history.Hazel is a walking, talking Boca Grande history guide, and for go…

PROFILE: Margie Flynn

December 24, 2021
The year was 1921. Women had just fought for and won the right to vote, Warren G. Harding had just taken the oath of office, and Margaret Mary Loviner was born in Columbus, Ohio. If you’re fort…

PROFILE: Paula Aulino

December 18, 2021
It was a chilly 63-degree morning on December 1 and the line was packed for the opening day at Boca Bargains. The first person in line said, “My husband doesn’t know that I’m here.” The second sho…