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Learn to sail this November

October 4, 2019
To the Editor: Come learn to sail or refresh your skills with Englewoood Sailing Association’s (ESA) Adult Sailing Class for those 18 and over. This popular fall class will be held November 4 thru …

Fishing ABCs, nature walks and kayaking free this month through CHEC

October 4, 2019
To the Editor: Learn the “ABC’s of Fishing” with Capt. Doug Rhees at 10 a.m. on October 16 at Bayshore Live Oak Park, 23157 Bayshore Road, Pt. Charlotte. Capt. Doug is a USCG 100-Ton Master Captain…

Sea turtle nest numbers remain the same as last week

September 27, 2019
■ BY SUE ERWIN The most recent turtle nest update provided by the Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association remains the same as last week, indicating that the end of nesting season is near. The season off…

It’s official! Mote declares record-breaking year for sea turtle nests in the Sarasota area

September 27, 2019
To the Editor: Sea turtle nesting season is not yet over, but Mote’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program (STCRP) has already recorded a 38-year-record number of nests in the Sarasota area….

Hermitage presents ‘Historical Activism in Song and Print”

September 20, 2019
To the Editor: The Hermitage’s October programs include “Historical Activism in Song and Print,” with poet Melissa Range and musician and storyteller Reggie Harris. Range will read from a new colle…

Many thanks for a meaningful remembrance

September 20, 2019
To the Editor: I was recently given a complimentary 2019 World’s Richest poster, beautifully framed by artist, Kelly Reark, and presented by Wesley Locke and the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce, of…

Florida alters local tree law

September 20, 2019
To the Editor: A new law in Florida bans local governments from requiring a permit or mitigation for pruning or removing a tree on residential property. Under the new legislation (CHAPTER 2019-155,…

Impossible to forget …

September 13, 2019
■ BY NED HICKSON I’ll never forget how I felt this day 18 years ago as an American, a volunteer firefighter and as a father — and how each held its own kind of hurt that has never completely healed…

Another typical island controversy arises … oh, joy

September 13, 2019
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE In my house, the quickest way to lose privileges is to demand them … especially when said privilege is far above and beyond a basic need. I’m reminded of that when I read comm…

Step up and identify yourself, Mystery Person

September 6, 2019
To the Editor: As a property owner and seasonal resident, I have been distressed to read about the recent flood of compliance complaints regarding Boga Grande’s benches, picnic tables, and other am…