Guest editorial: GICIA, Friends of Cape Haze watching Charlotte County comp plan closely

February 1, 2015
SUBMITTED BY THE GASPARILLA ISLAND CONSERVATION AND IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION – In recent years, GICIA has begun to face new challenges as we recognize that growth in nearby areas off-island have the…

Editorial: Residents, shopowners concerned: Will the weight restrictions go up one day?

February 1, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – On Thursday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium, the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority will hold a public workshop regarding weight restrictions …

Editorial: Tarpon fishers, please read!

January 9, 2015
SAVE THE TARPON – For almost a decade, the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series used a snagging device, misleadingly characterized as a “jig,” to capture large breeding females in Boca Grande Pass…