BY LIZA STROUT - John Welch has what the women of Boca Grande want. The retired Chairman of Wallace Welch & Willingham Inc., John is the possessor of that rare island commodity: a pick-up truck. Whenever the ladies of the Woman’s Club need something moved or picked up for Boca Bargains, they know whom to call.
Dr. Eric Sidney Watkins, an English neurosurgeon, a former resident of Boca Bay, died on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 in London at the age 84.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Many local anglers are in agreement with the recent decision by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to pursue new game and sport fish designations. However, others think the announcement is nothing more than a drop in the bucket compared to the problems plaguing tarpon in our waters.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Island residents who have used MEDSTAR in the last few years will want to double-check the bill they received. Some patients may be getting money back.
The Boca Grande Community Center is looking for volunteers to help with the Gasparilla Island 4 Mile Run & Fun Walk on Saturday, Sept. 22. Volunteers are needed from 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. to help as course monitors.
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