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Letters to the Editor

Be ready to face challenges to GICIA

November 3, 2017
To the Editor: Susan Hanafee has done our island a great favor by researching and describing for us the tortured history of the Gasparilla Island Act. I hope our residents have taken the time to re…

Historical Society thanks supporters of new archival research area

October 20, 2017
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Historical Society sincerely thanks the Boca Grande Woman’s Club and Mark Spurgeon of Boca Grande Real Estate for their generous donations that have allowed the Socie…

Sea Turtle Association extends gratitude to community

October 13, 2017
To the Editor: As we wind down the fifth sea turtle nesting season since the inception of the Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association, we want to extend our gratitude to our community and volunteers. We…

LETTERS: Many thanks for Manatee’s help during Irma

October 6, 2017
To the Editor: Hurricane Irma was traumatic for humans and animals alike, but it also brought out the generosity in people and, in this case, neighboring humane societies. Following Hurricane Irma,…

Disaster planning for residents with pets

September 8, 2017
■ SUBMITTED BY CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER Residents with pets face additional tasks when preparing for a disaster. All Charlotte County shelters accept pets except the special nee…

Make Boca Grande quiet again … redux

August 25, 2017
To the Editor: Thanks for all the verbal support received concerning leafblower noise and health hazards. Remember … if daily and weekly leafblowing were done every other day and week, noise and …

Letter to the Editor: Many thanks to Dr. Jeff for all of his turtle work

August 25, 2017
To the Editor: As his time on our island winds down, the Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association wishes to extend a generous thank you to Dr. Jeff Humbarger for his years of dedicated service to our org…

Many thanks to all who helped restore the Range Light

July 28, 2017
To the Editor: Having been a founding member of the Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS), president of BIPS for a lot of years “back in the day,” and director/curator of the Lighthouse Museum from 1…

Could the entire island be considered a historic district?

July 14, 2017
To the Editor: I am fortunate enough to have been coming to Boca Grande for 33 years. I have seen a lot of changes over the years. The charm and beauty of Boca Grande is a treasure to be preserved….

Knowing when to stay or to go

July 7, 2017
■ BY JERRY MALLETT Should I stay or should I go? In 1981 the English rock band The Clash produced a song with the lyrics, “Should I stay or should I go now? If I go there will be trouble, and if I …