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Profile: Nancy Lynne Hyde

June 26, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – For Nancy Lynne Hyde, family is everything. When asked what inspires her, innervates her, she didn’t hesitate to say that she loves working with kids and spending time with her fam…

Profile: Jeremy (Chino) Chamathorn

June 12, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – When Jeremy Chamathorn (a.k.a. Jeremy Chino) first came to Boca Grande, he was astounded by the island’s beauty. His cousin, Patrick Vollmer, had enticed him here with the prom…

Profile: The new minister in town, Matthew Williams

May 29, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – Sometimes it takes a few knocks at the door before someone finally answers. For Rev. Matthew Morgan Williams, the new pastor at the United Methodist Church of Boca Grande, the call…

A tale of two soldiers … Walter Tatko and John Bourgoin

May 22, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – To anyone who happened upon a scene in the kitchen of the Palmetto Inn recently, two men pouring over maps with their wives and siblings, sandwiches and soup cooking on the other s…

Profile: Willy Townsend

May 15, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – Willy Townsend is proof of a lot of things, not the least of which among them is that you can get up to a little mischief and still turn out alright.

Profile: Louise du Pont Crowninshield, fairy godmother of Boca Grande

May 11, 2015
In honor of Mother’s Day this past Sunday, we wanted to do something special for our profile. After much consideration the only path we found suitable was to pursue a profile about Louise du Pont …

Profile: Nancy McBean, a bridge-playing machine

April 10, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – If you happen to wander into a meeting of the most prominent bridge club on the island, they might strike you as a pretty homogenous group, quietly pouring over what seems, to the …

Profile: Oschter Haws

April 3, 2015
BY M KURZHAUS – Woe, had he had it in his genetics to lead the simple life of a normal lepus curpaeum. He, instead, is cursed – yet he is blessed – to have been given the gift of becoming wha…

A man who wore every hat in Boca Grande: Darrell Polk

March 30, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Another piece of Boca Grande’s heart was lost this week, as Darrell Polk passed away at the age of 84. He now joins his wife, Margaret, who passed away in June of last year….

Profile: Pastor Brian Brightly

March 20, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – Pastor Brian Brightly is a remarkably energetic speaker and a progressive thinker. I confess I’ve never attended a sermon given by the pastor – but I spent a week in Cuba with…