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Letters to the Editor


Talking about Irma, making plans for 2018 hurricane season

April 6, 2018
■BY ROGER DESJARLAIS It has been just about six months since Hurricane Irma churned through the center of Lee County, and the start of the 2018 hurricane season is eight weeks away. Many of Lee Cou…

Many thanks from Hope for Haitians for amazing support

April 6, 2018
To the Editor: On behalf of the Hope for Haitians Committee, we want to thank all the donors in Boca Grande. So far your donations have built 46 houses for Haitian families living in deplorable con…

Many thanks from the Royal Palm Players

March 30, 2018
To the Editor: Royal Palm Players has closed a memorable season, which included sell-out performances of “Duets,” “Boca Girls,” “Don’t Drink the Water” and “My Fair Lady,” reinstatement of the Lite…

Thanks from the Art Center to Nat and crew

March 30, 2018
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Art Center and the Boca Grande Garden Club have joined for the past few years to present to the community our annual Art in Bloom exhibit. This year was stupendous. W…

Residents disappointed with Commission’s TDU decision

March 30, 2018
To the Editor: Thanks to all those who wrote letters, attended and spoke at the Charlotte County Commission hearing on the Transfer of Density regulations on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the Commission …

A great time had by all at parade, fair

March 30, 2018
To the Editor: “Once Upon a Time” (actually last Saturday) it was a “Dude Perfect” day for “All in the Family” and “Friends” who enjoyed an amazing Spring Fair hosted by the Boca Grande Woman’s Clu…

Thanks for a successful book sale

March 23, 2018
To the Editor, Each spring and fall, the Johann Fust Library Foundation conducts a used book sale in the library loggia. Island residents turn out in the hundreds to shop for books. The proceeds of…

Density is valuable: Come show commissioners how much

March 23, 2018
To the Editor: While there is no new date for the next County Commission hearing on the Fishery project itself, in the meantime an important thing is happening about the transfer of density (TDU) r…

Much agreement about leafblowers

March 16, 2018
To the Editor: I could not agree more with Jane Shanley about the insufferable noise and pollution from gas-powered leafblowers. If I had my way, they would be banned from the Island! We at Seagrap…

Suncoast matching fund met! On to the next …

March 16, 2018
To the Editor: Thank you for your generosity! The Suncoast Humane Society Boca Grande Capital Fundraising Committee is deeply appreciative of island residents who donated to meet the $250,000 Febru…