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Camera Club meetings to continue in November

September 6, 2019
To the Editor, The Boca Grande Camera Club will kick off the 2019-2020 season on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. in the Houghton Room at the Boca Grande Community Center. Speaker Larry McNiff will be pr…

And now, a word about President Donald Trump

August 30, 2019
To the editor, It’s long past time for Congress to hold Trump accountable. It’s time for a formal impeachment inquiry. Here’s what we know: Donald Trump claims the Mueller report exonerated him, bu…

The good and the bad regarding anonymity

August 30, 2019
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE It’s been a quiet week on the code enforcement complaint front, with nothing new listed since August 19. That’s a refreshing change, to be sure, but it doesn’t stop people on th…

Where did all the benches go?

August 23, 2019
Dear Editor: Where did all the benches and tables in Boca Grande go? My family has no place to sit and have ice cream after school. And there is nowhere to sit outside in the fresh air at the baker…

Why is the promenade obstructed while downtown is picked apart?

August 23, 2019
To the Editor: I find it ironic that Lee County Code Enforcement is so vigilant in protecting the pedestrian right-of-way in the village by forcing removal of obstructing amenities such as sidewalk…

You can help protect endangered sea turtles

August 23, 2019
To the Editor: It’s sea turtle nesting season in Florida, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sharing guidelines on how you can make a difference for these endangered…

Pet owners: Use caution when coming in contact with lakes, ponds inland

August 16, 2019
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE Several readers have contacted me regarding the news reports nationwide of pets dying after swimming in water affected by Harmful Algae Blooms, or HABs. Blue-green algae, otherw…

It’s high tide at midnight: Do you know where your tarpon is?

August 16, 2019
■ BY JOELLEN WILSON, BONEFISH & TARPON TRUST Ten years ago Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) started a tarpon-tagging project in Charlotte Harbor. Back then we used heavy and expensive satellit…

Boca Grande Beach Clean-up scheduled for September 21

August 9, 2019
To the Editor: We are co-hosting a beach clean-up on Saturday, September 21 beginning at 5th St. beach, from 9 a.m. until noon. We need clean up volunteers and sponsors. Volunteers can sign up at m…

Help Suncoast ‘Clear the Shelter’

August 9, 2019
To the Editor: The phrase, “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs,” was originally intended to describe a heavy downpour of rain. Right now, however, in addition to the rainy season, Suncoast Humane Society i…