Early donations at Hope for Haitians kickoff fundraiser lead to enough for five homes to be built in Gressier

To the Editor: The Haiti kickoff fundraiser on Monday, Feb. 15 was well attended and very successful. Thanks to some early donations, we raised enough to build five homes – another good start. Our goal is to build 27 homes and a community center/church in Gressier Haiti. The homes will be built on the church […]

If you took the pin, you won’t be happy

To the Editor: This is a letter to the person who has my Silver Tarpon pin, picked up from Hudson’s. This pin has been a part of my life in Boca for close to 30 years. Whenever you look at it, wear it, touch it or even think about it, you will feel my presence. […]

Tennis Ball nets more than $60,000 for Suncoast animals

To the Editor: The Boca Grande Club held our 8th Annual Tennis Ball Fête for Pets, benefiting the Suncoast Human Society. We had a packed house on January 27, 2016 with over 190 attendees who enjoyed a cocktail hour, silent auction, delicious dinner and a live auction to round out the evening. The auction was […]

Thank you for making OBGBBC so successful in 2016!

To the Editor: On behalf of the Johann Fust Library Foundation and the Friends of Boca Grande Community Center, we would like to thank all of the people who volunteered their time and support to make last Sunday’s OBGBBC (One Big Grande Boca Book Club) program so successful.

Thanks in advance from the ‘Taste’ committee

To the Editor: The committee for The Taste of Boca Grande wish to thank in advance Terry Bisset and The Boca Bay Pass Club for once again hosting the Harry Chapin Food Bank charity. This function is in its 14th year and to make it even more special we have decided to honor some very […]

Have coffee with a scientist, courtesy of Mote

To the Editor: On February 17, Mote’s Boca Grande office will host “Coffee with a Scientist,” featuring Dr. Jim Locascio, staff scientist in Mote Marine Laboratory’s Fisheries Habitat Ecology program. Coffee and pastries will also be on hand at Mote’s Boca Grande office (480 East Railroad Ave., Railroad Plaza, Boca Grande, FL 33921). The free […]

Cleaning those closets? Need to simplify?

To the Editor: If you’re cleaning those closets and realize you have too much stuff, consider donating no-longer-needed items to the United Methodist Women’s Strawberry Festival, to be sold to raise funds to support women and children in need. No electronic, clothing or Christmas décor, please. Donations can dropped of at the United Methodist Church […]

Reader takes issue with ‘Ponzi scheme’ comparison

To the Editor: According to Wikipedia, a Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation in which the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned by the operator. Mormino’s allegation that “Florida, in some ways, resembles a modern […]

Island School thanks Hazeltine for garden

To the Editor: The Island School would like to thank Hazeltine Nurseries and Leonardo Garcia for helping us prep our new children’s gardening area. We hope to learn a lot from this new endeavor! Karen Kelley The Island School

108 pets adopted at holiday Adopt-a-thon

To the Editor: Sixty cats and 42 dogs have found forever homes during Suncoast Humane Society’s Home for the Holidays Adopt-a-thon. Not to mention that two rabbits, two guinea pigs and two parakeets also found loving forever homes in December. Many of the 108 pets adopted during this special event were long-term residents of the […]