A commentary on public bathrooms and suggestions

To the Editor: In my hometown of Nashua, New Hampshire, we had a beautiful outdoor space known as Greeley Park. Bridal parties from around the area would come to Greeley Park to have their wedding pictures taken in front of the picturesque old stone building on the property (see photo at right). It put a […]

Historical Society thanks all for great season

Letter to the Editor, The Boca Grande Historical Society would like to thank our members, volunteers, sponsors, donors, the Board and directors for your continued support and kindness. We had one of our best seasons ever, and it is because of people like you. Perhaps you graciously volunteered your time and talent, generously sponsored an […]

GIBA says ‘thank you’ for another great season

Letter to the Editor; Like the tides on the beaches of Boca Grande, seasonal vehicles come and go with both predictability and occasional extraordinary highs. Each new seasonal tide provides us with good customers and a continually refreshed community. The statistics these last six months* confirm that Boca Grande has experienced new record highs, like […]

200 have homes, thanks to the BG Haiti project

Letter to the Editor; Most people know by now about the BG Haiti project that has been taking place for the last seven years. In that time period, this generous community has donated $1,650,000 to build five villages consisting of 200 homes plus schools and community centers/ churches, and to provide fresh water, outdoor lighting, […]

Parking Committee advisory member speaks out

To the Editor: Thank you for Sue Erwin’s accurate and evenhanded reporting on the Parking Advisory meeting on Wednesday, March 16 – with one important correction. Those of us living on beach access streets from 7th to 19th have in fact formed a neighborhood association, in part to simplify our communications with Lee County.  While […]

The Rib Feast was highly successful, thanks!

  To the Editor: The Boca Grande Firefighters would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who came out for our Rib Feast on Sunday. The overwhelming show of support by the community was more than any of us expected, and we were able to completely sell out in less than three hours. […]

Thanks to you, we will have our pavilion sun screen

  To the Editor: Before much more time slips away from me, I would like to thank the Boca Grande community for rising to the occasion and supporting my two concerts on February 23. Not only did you support me with a wonderful response to my crazy antics on stage, but you rallied enough financial […]

The Rib Feast was highly successful, thanks!

To the Editor: The Boca Grande Firefighters would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who came out for our Rib Feast on Sunday. The overwhelming show of support by the community was more than any of us expected, and we were able to completely sell out in less than three hours. Our […]

I Wonder …

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 blood bank bus weighs. I wonder how much the trucks that bring us our food, beverages and sundries weigh. I wonder […]

Thanks from the creators of ‘Taste!’

To the Editor: Thank you to the Boca Grande Community. The staff and partner agencies of the Harry Chapin Food Bank send our warmest thanks to all those who participated in the 2016 “Taste of Boca Grande.” This event has celebrated 14 years of success in supporting the work of the Harry Chapin Food Bank […]