Voracious caterpillars chomp their way through Florida
May 9, 2012 Caterpillars, the larva stage of butterflies and moths, come in many colors and sizes. Many of these aggressive eaters are considered pests to agriculture. more »»
Should Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen be fired for pro-Castro remarks?
April 12, 2012 “No. English is his second language and he could have been misconstrued.” — Rickie O’Brien, North Port, kitchen designer “No, everybody has freedom of speech. more »»
Word on the Island: What drew you to Boca Grande today?
April 10, 2012 “Fishing for trout, redfish, mackerel, whatever.” — Sandy French, St. Petersburg Beach, registered nurse “Dropping my wife off for work as a health care nurse. She’s been doing it for seven years. more »»
Hank Wright golf tourney and auction keeps Boca healthy
April 6, 2012 This is the 20-year anniversary of the Hank Wright Golf Tourney and Auction, which is named after Dr. Hank Wright, the revered long-time head of the Boca Grande Health Clinic. more »»
Word on the Island: Why come to the Boca Grande Masters Art Festival?
April 3, 2012 Lisa Spanninger, Massciarelli Wines, Englewood: “I work with Patrick’s Thai Bistro and Vino Loco. I really wanted to be a part of the Masters Art Fest. more »»
GIBA chairman in spotlight as bridge-building ringleader
March 29, 2012 Gasparilla Island Board Chairman David Hayes doesn’t shrink from the tough task of guiding the $40 million bridge replacement project or in the difficulty of filling the large shoes left by former... more »»
Harm de Blij regales rapt Boca crowd with world views
March 26, 2012 Famed international lecture circuit star and globe trotter Harm de Blij of Boca Grande gave an update on world affairs Tuesday morning at the Boca Grande Community Center before a sellout crowd of... more »»
Would a higher toll reduce your trips to Gasparilla Island?
March 24, 2012 Victoria Bonner, Westin, journalist: “Depends on how much it went up. If it was $1 or so that would be fine.” Bob Platt, Port Charlotte, retired retail manager: “I’d probably still com. more »»
Word on the Island: What team are you following in March Madness?
March 15, 2012 Sue Dean, Kalkaska, Mich., deli manager: “All I know is the tournament puts ‘Survivor’ on a different day. more »»
Counter-productive attacks are not based on the facts
March 13, 2012 A recent article in an island publication other than the Gasparilla Gazette ran with the headline stating the Friends of Boca Grande were “axing” youth program. more »»
Early spring complicates burgeoning Florida landscaping
March 7, 2012 Although southern Florida seems to be in a state of perpetual springtime, such is not the case. more »»