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 […]

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 […]