LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Planned Giving gift to the Health Clinic Foundation is also a gift to the community

To the Editor: The Boca Grande Health Clinic Foundation would like to thank Helen Fraser who directed a generous charitable donation to the Foundation upon her death last year. Helen gave back to the Boca Grande community with her time and talent serving as a trustee of the Boca Grade Health Clinic Foundation board. Planned […]

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TO THE EDITOR: Many thanks to everyone who helped to save a dog in distress in a rip current

To the Editor: Last Friday my daughter and I were strolling along the beach with our two Labs when Cleo, my daughter’s Lab, went into the Gulf, started swimming straight out and did not stop. Before we could react she was too far out and moving too quickly. You can just imagine our panic as […]

TO THE EDITOR: Virtual events happening in March through Lee County

To the Editor: The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival this March will be a month-long, fully virtual celebration of the power of reading brought to the community by the Lee County Library System. Nearly 30 acclaimed authors will provide nightly programming March 1-12. Other highlights include the opportunity to video chat with headlining and […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Charlotte County residents, take heed of tax notice

To the Editor: The Charlotte County Property Appraiser wants to remind business and property owners that the deadline for filing 2021 tangible personal property tax returns is April 1, 2021. A return must be filed by April 1, 2021 to receive up to $25,000 tangible exemptions. However, if a blue postcard was received, filing the […]

LETTER TO THIS EDITOR: FDOH, Lee County announce opening of vaccine reservations this week

To the Editor: Florida Department of Health and Lee County Government announce opening of vaccine reservations this week The Florida Department of Health-Lee and Lee County government announced today that there is enough vaccine supply to schedule about 1,800 additional appointments Thursday and Friday, Jan. 14 and 15, at the site near Southwest Florida International […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Look out for COVID scams

To the Editor: As COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins, Sheriff Carmine Marceno wants you to be aware of emerging fraud schemes: 1) You are asked to pay out of pocket to get the vaccine. 2) You are asked to pay to put your name on a vaccine waiting list or to get early access. 3) Advertisements […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t keep that telescope in the closet, bring it to The Bishop and learn how to use it

To the Editor: With manufacturers reporting an exponential increase in telescope sales nationwide, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is offering a special workshop to help new astronomers – or even those who need a refresher course – an opportunity to get to know their own scopes. Experts from The Bishop, which offers the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Even in 2020 there’s still so much to be thankful for

The year that never seemed to end is finally ending, and if you’re reading this, we are glad you’re still here with us. It was a year of loss for many – that can’t be belittled. Some lost loved ones, some lost faith in humanity, some lost their livelihood and some lost their purpose. It’s […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many thanks for an unforgettable Holiday Hoopla

To the Editor: The Boca Grande Community Center and Lee County Parks and Recreation would like to thank everyone that helped make the First Annual Holiday Hoopla a huge success.  We would like to thank the Friends of Boca Grande Community Center, Glass Bottom Rentals, Gasparilla Vacations, Bella Vida Boca Grande, The Inn Bakery and […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: BGHS needs support to continue preserving island history

To the Editor and the community: On behalf of the Boca Grande Historical Society, we thank you for your support. We understand the impact of COVID-19 on our local community and the challenges it poses for so many. Through these unprecedented times, our number one priority remains serving our community and staying true to our […]