Two Boca Grande Kemp’s ridleys — the most endangered sea turtle species on Earth — were returned to the wild on Thursday following rehabilitation by Mote Marine Laboratory. The two turtles will be tagged with special tracking devices, and their case histories are contributing to a major research study by Mote and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
Learn first-hand the cooking techniques of leading chefs, taste wines from the world’s most famous regions, and experience exquisite cuisine at The Seventh Annual Food & Wine Weekend, hosted by The Gasparilla Inn & Club. Accompany Certified Master Chef Peter Timmins and guest chefs as they prepare and share incredible dishes throughout the weekend of January 11 through 13.
The annual Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk in downtown Boca Grande was held on Saturday, Nov. 24 with a “Tropical Christmas” theme.
Hudson’s Grocery took the prize for “Best of Theme” with hula-ing Santa and festive flamingos, and Ariel, Ltd. (above) took the honor of “Most Original.” Photos on pages 20 and 21. Photos by Marcy
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - The year 2013 marks the beginning of a new Boca Grande/Mote Marine partnership, as the research facility that started just a few miles from here will come full circle with a new Mote office on the island.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - There’s more than one poor soul walking around out there who would love nothing more than to go out on a boat with a fishing pole, some bait and tackle and a cooler and just fish the day away. That same soul, though, may be held back by one thing: They has no clue how to fish. Lucky for them, that’s what fishing guides are for.
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