How does your business survive the summer slowdown?
July 27, 2012 ”There is no summer slowdown for business investment analysts. People have time to see me. more »»
New Strawberry Festival chair plants seeds of fellowship
July 19, 2012 Kathi Hustedt, the beautiful and charming chairwoman of the 2013 United Methodist Church Women’s Strawberry Festival, can’t find any Tex-Mex restaurants in Southwest Florida comparable to her... more »»
What is your level of hurricane concern this season?
July 12, 2012 “Right now I feel as if it’s 50-50 we’ll get hit by a hurricane. The weather has been so weird lately.” — J.B. Davis, pharmaceutical business, Cape Haze. “I’m not worried about it at all. more »»
Does mid-week July Fourth holiday change your plans?
July 6, 2012 “No. We’re going to Mount Dora for the fireworks. They do a pretty good job there.” — Greg Gustin, Boca Grande visitor, Longwood “No. I’m in from out of town on vacation. more »»
Ladies Day Tarpon Tourney celebrates ample success
June 6, 2012 The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Annual Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament had ample reasons to celebrate this year’s booming event with a field of 37 boats and 21 tarpon released May 19. more »»
What Brendan Coudal Tarpon Festival poster do you like best?
May 23, 2012 “I think I like 2012. She looks like Mary Anne of Gilligan’s Island.” — Brenda Coudal, artist, Nokomis “I like the 2008 Boca Bell retro series because it was the first one. more »»
Charter school student body grows 76 percent in 5 years
May 21, 2012 The number of students attending public charter schools such as the Island School on Boca Grande has grown an estimated 76 percent in the last five school years, according to a National Alliance for... more »»
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 »»