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I Wonder …

March 11, 2016
To the Editor: The paranoid Boca Grande Society of Social Engineering strikes again, and this time its random target is tour buses. I wonder how much a school bus weighs. I wonder how much the bloo…

Editorial: A tribute to a great man

February 26, 2016
On February 19 the island lost a beautiful soul. Mr. Bill Winterer passed away, and even though we knew he wasn’t well it was still a shock. If you read his obituary you will see he was a very acco…

EDITORIAL: Boca Grande’s Hope for Haitians reaches 200 homes

February 12, 2016
Thirty-three families who were left homeless by the devastating earthquake of 2010 have received new homes in a new village. Built by …

Editorial was good, but support still given to no parking

February 12, 2016
To the Editor: Your editorial about the Gilchrist median was good, and I agree with you – too much noise and money have been spent on the subject. I support Michael Ott’s idea of no parking on the …

Heavy pockets don’t necessarily make for good neighbors

February 5, 2016
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – I just read an article submitted to the Interwebs universe by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, an article written about Gilchrist Avenue, with no author named but photo credit…

Foundation announces new Foundation as partner

January 8, 2016
SUBMITTED BY THE FISH & WILDLIFE FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA – The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida today announced the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation as a new conservation p…

Message to Lee County Commissioners: Listen to reason when it comes to Gilchrist parking

December 4, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Just when I thought nothing more about the Gilchrist parking situation would surprise me, I found I was wrong. The proposal by the Gilchrist Neighborhood Association has really…

Editorial: GICIA asks everyone to consider the importance of Mercabo purchase

November 27, 2015
BY MISTY NICHOLS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GICIA – The GICIA has set its sights on Mercabo (the 30-acre parcel at the entrance to the Boca Grande Causeway). With the threat of development looming …

GICIA asks everyone to consider the importance of Mercabo purchase

November 27, 2015
■ BY MISTY NICHOLS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GICIA The GICIA has set its sights on Mercabo (the 30-acre parcel at the entrance to the Boca Grande Causeway). With the threat of development looming …

Are outboards changing the landscape of the sandbar?

October 23, 2015
To the Editor: I might be mistaken, but I have recently noticed, crossing the second bridge heading toward Boca, and looking to my left next to where numerous “redneck yacht club” outings have been…