First the phone numbers change, now the Community Center hours … what’s next?

While they may seem like first-world problems to some, two changes to our daily life on Gasparilla Island are creating some confusion – the requirement of dialing the area code prior to placing a …

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Teacher Susan McKenzie eager to start her first year at TIS

There is a special place in Susan McKenzie’s heart for second-graders. She loves teaching all elementary grades, but second-graders have a “special wonderment” about them. “There is an excitement to learn and the ability to stretch themselves. I love to watch them grow.” This is what second-graders bring to this teacher, and she is happy to be starting her connection with The Island School by teaching second grade. She will have 14 students in her class.

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OBITUARY: The woman who loved the water … Bonnie Kay Pringle

1964 – 2022 Bonnie Kay Pringle, 58, died on Sunday, July 31 at home in Rotonda. She was born in Punta a on May 8, 1964 to June (Reynolds) and…

OBITUARY: John Henry Eckenroad

John Henry Eckenroad, III, 78, of Boca Grande, Florida passed away surrounded by his family on July 24, 2022.Born on August 14, 1943, John spent th…

OBITUARY: Norman George

Norman Darrell George, 83, passed away on July 24, 2022. As a native of Pennsylvania, it is not surprising that Norm received his bachelor of scien…

OBITUARY: Marjorie Ann Triebold

Marjorie Ann Triebold (Schonath) went to her eternal home on July 22, 2022. Marge was born on January 6, 1937 to John and Martha (Hoppe) Schonath i…

OBITUARY: Todd Vaughan

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Todd Kirkpatrick Vaughan on July 11, 2022 at home on Boca Grande.Todd finally succumbed to b…