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Gasparilla Inn & Club receives high marks from two top travel magazines

Gasparilla Inn General Manager Jon Reecher accepting The Inn’s Conde Nast award in New York City.         For the first time ever The Gasparilla Inn & Club has been voted the No.1 Resort in Florida by the two most esteemed consumer travel magazines in the same year. The historic resort, located in […]

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Specialists discuss emergency services, public health and Zika

■ BY SUE ERWIN      A panel of health specialists spoke to residents at the Boca Grande Community Center auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 15 on topics ranging from emergency assistance and medical support to updates on the Zika virus. Boca Grande Health Clinic physician Jeffrey Humbarger, MD moderated the event. Lieutenant Mike D’Angelo from […]

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Gasparilla Inn & Club announces October 5 open house

Now ushering in the classic resort’s 103rd Season, The Gasparilla Inn & Club invites its neighbors from Boca Grande and beyond to step through the white pillared entrance for the annual Community Open House. No reservation is necessary for the event scheduled for Wednesday, Oc. 5th from 5 to 7 p.m. Walk the public spaces […]

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Island farmer’s market returns in January under new ownership

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – The island’s farmer’s market will return in January, 2017 to the Wheeler Road Ball Field, but new faces will be running the ship. Jean Baer and Betsy Ventura of Local Roots, a company with seven other Lee County farmer’s markets, will be leading the way into a healthy new year. The […]

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Cayo Costa makes Nat Geo Top 10 list for Southwest Florida

Cayo Costa makes Nat Geo Top 10 list for Southwest Florida   Our sister island, Cayo Costa, has been singled out by National Geographic Travel as one of the best stops around the Fort Myers area to visit. It came in at number three out of 10, to be exact. Much of the story focuses […]

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It’s a great nesting season, but beachgoers, predators and dogs present a problem

It’s a great nesting season, but beachgoers, predators and dogs present a problem   ■ BY SUE ERWIN      The Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association reported record-breaking numbers for sea turtle nests on July 15, 2016. A turtle patrol volunteer said one zone alone had 84 nests on Monday, July 18. “We are (along […]

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Is it safe to swim? Waterborne worries have some swimmers puzzled

  Is it safe to swim? Waterborne worries have some swimmers puzzled Recent media reports on the news and on Facebook have given way to more worries for people who love to swim in the Gulf and leave them wondering: Is it safe to go in the water? According to local officials, if you don’t […]

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Missing swimmer not wearing a life jacket when he disappeared

Missing swimmer not wearing a life jacket when he disappeared June 21, 2016   BY MARCY SHORTUSE – The disappearance of a swimmer off Range Light Beach on Saturday has left many locals and regular visitors pondering whether “safe” beaches are really safe at all. Javier Castro, as 22-year-old man from Cape Coral, disappeared in […]

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Boca Grande native part of initial response at Pulse Club, awarded Medal of Heroism

Boca Grande native part of initial response at Pulse Club, awarded Medal of Heroism June 17, 2016 ■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE – A Boca Grande native was one of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement officers who responded to the Pulse Club shooting in Orlando early Sunday morning, June 12. He was, in fact, a […]

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Charlotte Waterfront Tract Sells for $20.6 million

Charlotte waterfront tract sells for $20.6 million BY: BUSINESS OBSERVER February 03, 2016 A Charlotte County-based conservation group has acquired a waterfront tract in the Placida area for $20.6 million, one of the largest land deals in the county in the past decade. The Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association bought the 31-acre property, at 14041 […]

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