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A margarita cup transformed by a simple story

December 7, 2023
The dedication of the new island Christmas tree gave the island a moment of cultural clarity last Sunday night. It was a perfect evening – the cookies, the weather, the breeze, the sunset.  The…

Manatees waiting for much-needed help this season

December 1, 2023
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.All the King’s horses and all the King’s menCouldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.” Lewis Carroll There is now a great push to…

Editorial: The value of the weekly American newspaper

November 26, 2023
The first newspaper in the U.S. colonies was a weekly, like ours. Appearing on April 24, 1704, the “Boston News-Letter” was sold at a “shop near the Old Meeting House” and printed by Bartholomew G…

Editorial: How do I say goodbye

November 18, 2023
“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” J.M. Barrie When I first came to Boca Grande in 1978, I was in third grade. It immediately became one of my…

Recipes: Traditional family Thanksgiving favorites from Chef Spain

November 17, 2023
With Thanksgiving right around the corner I started looking at some recipes that have been given to me. I stumbled across a recipe that I made for Thanksgiving back in 2020. The recipe is from…

EcoWatch: Food waste in America on the rise

November 17, 2023

DOG LIFE: Christmas and dogs

November 16, 2023


November 16, 2023

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: News from the November Lee County Commissioners’ meeting

November 9, 2023
To the Editor: The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday selected District 5 Commissioner Mike Greenwell to serve as Board Chairman for the coming year and District 1 Commissioner Kevin …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to start looking for the big blue barrels

November 9, 2023
To the Editor: The barrels are coming back!  Look for them at the post office, Crews Bank, in front of the Lighthouse United Methodist Church office and at the entrance to the church of…