OBITUARY: Ike Roberts

April 29, 2022
Isaac “Ike” Blackburn Roberts, age 93, Nokomis, Fla., died on Sunday, April 24, 2022. He was born August 19, 1928 in Clayton, Ga., while his parents, Julian Bryant Roberts and Effie Elvira Blackbu…


April 21, 2022
Dick Stem, a World War II veteran who built a successful Sarasota-area building supply company, died surrounded by family at his Boca Grande home on April 13, 2022. He was 94. The patriarch of …

Jo Anne Speer: 1928 – 2022

April 8, 2022
‘Kin to almost everyone on the island’ As the sun would start setting on any given day, you might find Jo Anne Speer down at 1st Street beach. Sometimes her nephew and caretaker, Nelson, would …

The loss of a legendary chef, and friend

April 8, 2022
BY CHEF TIM SPAIN Unfortunately, my friend Chef Josh Orlick, passed away last week. He will be sorely  missed. Josh and I worked together on several occasions in Boca Grande. He was the first p…

OBITUARY: Josh Orlick

April 8, 2022
Joshua Paul Orlick, 39, took his last cast when he passed away suddenly March 13, 2022. A local chef at The Loose Caboose for many years, as well as at Zekes on Dearborn in Engle- wood, he was …


March 25, 2022
Mary Judith (McKee) Shaw, fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, passed away on March 19, 2022, at the age of 83. Survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Vincent E. Shaw. Lov…

A sad goodbye to a friend

March 25, 2022
On Sunday, March 20 Pastor Matthew Williams announced to his congregation at the Lighthouse United Methodist Church that he would be moving on from the island in July. “I was approached with an in…

OBITUARY: Lowell Brockway Dana II

March 17, 2022
Lowell Brockway Dana II, age 85, passed away Sunday February 27, 2022 at his home in North Muskegon, MI, surrounded by his family.   He was born in Muskegon, MI on July 12, 1936 to Lowell and Z…

Celebration of Life for Jane Carlson

March 17, 2022
A celebration of Life for Jane Carlson will be held on Wednesday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at The Lighthouse United Methodist Church. A reception will immediately follow at the Boca Bay Pass Club Power…

Celebration of Life for Bill Munsell

March 17, 2022
A Celebration of Life for Bill Munsell will be held on Saturday, March 26, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  The service will be followed by a casual reception, also at the church.