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A Better Shot Foundation awards five scholarships to seniors

May 25, 2023
A Better Shot Foundation is pleased to award five graduating seniors $5,000 renewable scholarships this year. In addition, over $55,000 was awarded to renewing scholars.   Stefan Iwasiw from No…


December 29, 2022
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OBITUARY: Barbara Witham

December 9, 2022
Barbara ‘Barbie’ Haynes Witham, 77, passed away, Sunday, December 4, 2022 at the Sussman House.A complete obituary will be published at a later date, and a celebration of life will be announced in…

Profile Adair Newman

August 10, 2017
Adair Newman appreciates spending peaceful days in Boca Grande. She lives on the island with her daughter, Carol Stewart, and her son-in-law, Doug. Carol is a Broker/Associate at Michael Saunders R…

Coast Guard rescues three off Gasparilla Island

August 4, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT The United States Coast Guard has been busy with weather-related activity lately, including a recent rescue just off the Gasparilla Island coast. The Coast Guard and Charlotte County…

*BOOM* over Boca Grande

July 7, 2017
■ A beautiful array of fireworks lit the Fourth of July night sky here on the island, over both the Gulf of Mexico and the Boca Grande Bayou. Gasparilla Island was seriously hopping for the entire …

A trash-finding mission

June 23, 2017
■ Summer camp isn’t always just about swimming and crafting. This week the kids from the Lee County Parks & Recreation summer  camp program spent the morning cleaning up their community, prima…

Lemon Bay grad plans to study in London this fall

June 23, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Eagle Scout Grant Reecher recently turned 18 and graduated from Lemon Bay High School in Englewood. And he’s looking forward to a bright future this fall, when he will be moving to L…

Board rejects proposal to move historic cottage

June 16, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN At its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 14, the Boca Grande Historic Preservation Board rejected a proposal to relocate a guest cottage located at 300 Third Street West to Matanzas…