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Garden Club final season meeting features talk by landscape restoration specialist Rick Joyce

April 11, 2024
Arborist consults with Edison-Ford, Bahamas gov’t  SUBMITTED BY THE BOCA GRANDE GARDEN CLUB During the 2023-24 season, Boca Grande Garden Club members benefited from horticultural lectures b…

Princeton Fishing Team visits Boca Grande each spring

April 11, 2024
BY LEO ORSI JR The Princeton Fishing Team was started by three young Princeton High School pals who were best friends and who loved to fish. Over forty years or so, it has expanded to a group o…

Captains for Clean Water gather April 16

April 11, 2024
Captains for Clean Water is holding a gathering at the Eagle Grille on Tuesday, April 16, to discuss its work in helping protect the state’s water resources. Special guests will be Captains Daniel…

Briefly: Laser Regatta on April 14 at the Boca Bay Powerhouse

April 11, 2024
There will be a 2024 Island Regatta for the BSYC Laser Class model remote controlled boats on Sunday, April 14 at the Boca Bay Powerhouse.  Qualifying races start around 2 p.m. Finals are aroun…

Opinion: There’s a nitrogen problem in Charlotte Harbor

April 11, 2024
BY ROBERT J. ROBBINS AND PERCY ANGELO, CAPE HAZE Charlotte County operates four wastewater treatment plants that use secondary treatment systems that fail to remove most nutrients such as nitro…

SW Florida Fishing: Spring fishing is here

April 4, 2024
BY CAPT. SANDY MELVIN The past week a long Easter holiday weekend and spring breaks from school brought lots of families out on the water. Some pretty stiff winds most days kept the offshore…

SW Florida Fishing: Offshore fishing trip with Capt. Hickman

April 4, 2024
Capt. Brad Hickman can be reach at 941-716-3757 or OffshoreBocaGrande.com. p32Download

SW Florida Fishing: Spring fever is in the air

April 4, 2024
BY CAPT. JOE LACLAIR It’s been a couple good weeks of great spring fishing. With Easter coming early the number of people and boats on the water should slow way down and the lull before tarpon …

EcoWatch: A clarion call for the oceans

April 4, 2024
The dire warning above of sea creatures dying continues to rise. In fact, the ongoing saga of the continuous decline of the Atlantic right whale has taken a back seat in the news recently. The lat…

Bluefish in the backwater

April 4, 2024
Sarah Kintner pulled in this unusually large bluefish from the Boca Grande backwater on March 24.                                                                    Photo by Glenn