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Water restrictions in place for Charlotte County – Probable soon in Lee

June 9, 2017
■ SUBMITTED BY GIWA The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (SWFWMD) governing board voted last week to increase water restrictions throughout the region, which affects the Charlotte Coun…

Baby ducks stranded — Safety Harbor to the rescue … or not?

June 9, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN A home watch worker observed seven baby ducks that appeared to be stranded in a swimming pool at a home on Jose Gaspar Drive recently. When Cindy Burleson noticed that the water leve…

Profile: Alex Shouppe

June 9, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Alex Shouppe has been fishing in Boca Grande with his grandfather, Byron Shouppe, Sr., and his dad, Byron Jr., since he was strong enough to hold a fishing pole. And years of practic…

Red Gill tourney raises funds for Whidden’s Marina

June 2, 2017
■  BY SUE ERWIN Twenty teams participated in the Red Gill Invitational Tarpon Tournament held on Sunday, May 28. This was the second year the event was held and 18 fish were released. First place w…

Are you ready to Red Gill? Tourney to commence May 28

May 26, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT  The Red Gill Invitational Tarpon Tournament may be new to you, but this is actually the second year this event will be held. Fishing takes place on Sunday, May 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. i…

WORLD’S RICHEST UPDATE: Fishing on Friday only

May 26, 2017
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE Officials coordinating the World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament determined Wednesday evening that tournament fishing will be held on Friday, May 26 only, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tha…

Community rallies to support Bylaska family

May 26, 2017
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE More than $10,000 has been raised by the generous people of Boca Grande and beyond to help to support Capt. Jackie Bylaska and his wife, Sandy, after Jackie suffered a stroke on…

United Methodist Women give to 25 organizations after amazing Strawberry Festival success

April 21, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT The United Methodist Women of Boca Grande announced this week the distribution of $79,700 to 25 charitable organizations. The monies were raised during the 19th annual Strawberry Fes…

More than $35,000 raised for SHS: Thank you, Boca Grande!

April 21, 2017
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Woman’s Club’s 2017 Dog Show Chairs would like to thank our entire Dog Show and Yappy Hour Party volunteers for their wonderful job in making this year’s events such …

They’re here! Seriously, they’re here!

April 7, 2017
Strap yourself in, take your nitroglycerin pills if you got ‘em, and inhale slowly … the 4-digit books are here! If you are an island resident, you are entitled to one free phone book. Additional…