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Testing emergency prep at BGFD

The Boca Grande Fire Department held a hurricane training session for island organization leaders on Thursday, June 13. Leaders from the Health Clinic, the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority, The …

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Six generations in Boca Grande, Caro Onofrio

Usually, getting sick or injured is a pain – in more ways than one. In Boca Grande, though, it is made less so because of the people who work at the Boca Grande Health Clinic. One of those people who makes the trip to the Clinic more bearable is Cara Onofrio. She is one of […]

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John Irving Welch 1933-2024

John Irving Welch of Boca Grande and formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2024, at the age of 91.  John was b…

Roby Harrington 1929-2024

Roby Harrington III died peacefully at his home in Manchester, VT on May 31 surrounded by family and friends, he was 95. Retired Chairman of the Y…

Henry Lee Elwood 1934-2024

Henry Lee Elwood, 89, passed away surrounded by family in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on June 9, 2024. Beloved father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Henry…

Robert Schoenfeld 1935-2024

Robert ‘Bob’ Schoenfeld, 89 of Maineville, passed away on May 8, 2024. Born to Clarence and Rosalyn (nee Goetzke) Schoenfeld on April 4, 1935, Mar…

Pam Hannah 1943-2024

Some individuals lead a life of quiet service to others, spreading joy and providing assistance to those in need whenever possible. Such a person …