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PROFILE: Kendra Flanagan

December 24, 2015
BY SUE ERWIN – The next time you’re strolling around town on Park Avenue, you might want to stop by the Chamber of Commerce office and say hello to the new Executive Assistant, Kendra Flanagan. Yo…

PROFILE: Tracy Peppers

December 18, 2015
BY SUE ERWIN – Island employee Tracy Peppers has worked at the Englewood Bank & Trust branch in Boca Grande since June. In the few months she has been there, she has already been promoted to S…

Profile: Christina Sexton

December 11, 2015
BY SUE ERWIN – Island Realtor Christina Sexton was born and raised in Englewood, and she is enjoying watching her real estate career blossom in Boca Grande. She recently joined Michael Saunders &a…

PROFILE: Dianne Pavia

December 4, 2015
BY SUE ERWIN – Island employee Dianne Pavia has worked as a cashier at Hudson’s Grocery for the past year. She is originally from Massachusetts and relocated to Rotonda West two years ago. “My twin…

Profile: Jon Burdette

November 27, 2015
■ BY SUSAN ERWIN Islander and local business owner Jon Burdette started visiting Boca Grande in 1985 when his grandparents were introduced to the island by Stewart Turley. By the early 1990s, his f…

PROFILE: Nicole Tillotson

August 28, 2015
  BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Island School teacher Nicole Tillotson is just settling into her new classroom this week. She is sharing the duties of teaching third, fourth and fifth graders with last…

Profile: J.T. Tremaine

August 21, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – J.T. Tremaine, a new teacher at The Island School this year, is a man of many talents. He learned at an early age by watching his father, Robert, that knowing how to do many thi…

Profile: Jennifer Burdette Campbell

August 14, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Busy. It’s the word that comes to mind when thinking of Jennifer Burdette Campbell, a work-at-home mom to three children who calls Boca Grande her home. She and her husband, D…

Profile: Mary Smedley

August 7, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – Three years ago, I wrote my first profile. The subject was a former ambassador to Morocco and an undersecretary general of the United Nations. I could barely fit his resume on any …

PROFILE: Gene Glidden

July 24, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – Gene Glidden is soft-spoken, ruddy-cheeked man whose cheerful demeanor belies the ruthlessness of the man who sits atop a commercial and residential painting empire. Just kiddi…