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Letters to the Editor


Want to help our feral cats? Give R.P . a call

January 19, 2018
To the Editor: My name is R.P. Warner, I am a volunteer as a Lighthouse Ambassador and a docent in Boca Grande. I’m concerned about recent reports that that I am hearing of a growing feral cat popu…

South Florida Museum redoubles manatee rehab efforts

January 12, 2018
■ BY VIRGINIA EDMONDS, SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM Snooty the manatee’s personality and charm gave face to the plight of wild, endangered manatees. He was also the spark that led the South Florida Museum …

Miss Costa the great white skims our shore and heads to St. Pete

January 5, 2018
To the Editor: A 12-foot long great white shark weighing nearly 1,700 pounds recently journeyed away from its normal stomping grounds and is swimming off the coast of Tampa Bay. Miss Costa is an im…

‘Florida History Alive’ comes to Island School with the Knight family

January 5, 2018
To the Editor: On Wednesday, Dec. 20 the Boca Grande Historical Society and the Johann Fust Library again teamed up to present the third “Florida History Alive” program for students at The Island S…

Join The Gasparilla Inn for its 2018 golf and yoga retreat

December 29, 2017
To the Editor: This January, The Gasparilla Inn – a landmark destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast – will welcome guests for a weekend filled with golf, yoga, spa services and much more – all part of…

Punta Gorda Airport passenger traffic increases in November

December 29, 2017
To the Editor: The Charlotte County Airport Authority announced the total passenger count for the twelve months ending Nov. 30, 2017 is 1,368,754. The Punta Gorda Airport passenger count for Novemb…

Friends talks finances for 2017-18

December 22, 2017
To the Editor: Our program for the 2017/18 season is off to a great start. We hope you have seen a copy of Happenings, our program guide, which is now a 44-page magazine about all the programs offe…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Englewood Bank & Trust accepting ‘Toys for Tots’

December 15, 2017
To the Editor: Kevin Hagan, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced that the bank is collecting new unwrapped toys for “Toys for Tots,” and clothes for children ages newborn to two years…

Art Center thanks all island businesses, organizations for their support of the arts

December 8, 2017
To the Editor: Each organization on Boca Grande is fortunate to have local businesses that believe in the non-profit community here. The Boca Grande Art Center is part of that community. Without th…

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust event tickets on sale now for February 2 event at Gasparilla Inn Beach Club

December 8, 2017
To the Editor: Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for the 9th annual Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Boca Grande fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Anglers from around the area will gather a…