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January 26, 2024
This year, there are many issues that have been raised concerning the environment that will affect you and the world around you. Read them carefully before rules and regulations take effect that w…

January 19, 2024
“A Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. Forest are the lungs of our lands, purifying the air of our land and giving strength to our people”. Franklin D. Roosevelt Two weeks have pa…

January 18, 2024
By JIM COCHRUN, GUEST EDITORIAL I grew up in Naples in the early ’50s. In those years, Naples was a small, tranquil and pristine Old Florida community of 1,500 residents. The bulk of the popula…

January 18, 2024
By EMILY HALY, M.D. January is Thyroid Awareness Month, a time when the medical profession focuses attention onthat tiny gland located in the lower front part of your neck. While small in compa…

January 12, 2024
By JOHN VALICKAS, Guest Columnist Part of the uniqueness and the cultural identity that Boca Grande enjoys comes from its rich historical roots. Although many of the island’s historical structu…

December 15, 2023
Recently a reader wrote to Eco-Watch and asked what she could do to help the environment. She was concerned about the ecosys- tem and its decline in protective measures to save our planet. It w…

December 15, 2023
By Dr. Raymond A. James What does it mean to be a good physician? What makes a physician great?  These are difficult questions, and they can mean different things to different people. Some…

December 8, 2023
Hopefully this year’s spending spree will include all the animal welfare organizations, among them those that shelter and care for thomeless, abused and dis- carded dogs and cats. Other agencies i…

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…

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…