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Letters to the Editor

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 …

Many GIKC ‘thank yous’ to go around

June 30, 2017
Thank You! The Board of Directors of Boca Grande Charities, Inc. would like to thank everyone for making the 2017 Gasparilla Island Kids’ Classic Tarpon Tournament such a great success. The kids ha…

CCSO marine unit joins Operation Dry Water campaign

June 23, 2017
To the Editor: The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to increase knowledge about the dangers of boating under…

Mote’s tarpon tagging kicks off for 2017 in Charlotte Harbor

June 2, 2017
■ SUBMITTED BY MOTE MARINE LABORATORY & AQUARIUM Dr. James Locascio conducts tarpon tagging in Charlotte Harbor off of Punta Gorda …

New book announced by BGHS

May 19, 2017
To the Editor: Announcing a new book available at the Boca Grande History Center, 170 Park Avenue on the corner of Park & Banyan Street, entrance in back. “Once Upon an Island, Snapshots of Boc…

Many thanks to all who helped to cater Ladies Day

May 19, 2017
To the Editor: Last Friday’s Ladies Day Captain’s Party buffett was catered by Karen Kelley and Dan Nuzzi and the theme for the food was “what a mermaid eats.” We served steamed shrimp, seaweed sal…