How can recreational fishing receive the federal respect it deserves?
October 26, 2012 “We haven’t done a good job of putting the numbers to it so Washington understands we deserve its support. more »»
Floridians now seeing benefits from improving economy
October 25, 2012 Every day, we are seeing more and more jobs being created and Floridians getting back to work. In August, more than 28,000 Floridians found work in the private sector. more »»
What impressed you most about the Gasparilla Inn & Club open house?
October 17, 2012 “The presidential suites were beautiful.” — Chris Wylie, retired, Venice “The food was really good, especially the rice puddin. more »»
Medicare issues could clinch presidential election
October 16, 2012 President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney must carefully consider how they approach the issue of Medicare as the Nov. 6 Election Day nears. more »»
Green energy options remain long way from viability
October 15, 2012 Ethanol as government energy policy has been an economic and environmental bust. There’s little debate: It inflates motor fuel prices while compromising the environment. more »»
What was your goal for the Boca Grande 4-Mile Fun Run?
October 5, 2012 “My goal is to finish.” Kim Lancaster, physical therapist, Corinth, Miss. “We usually run 5Ks so I just want to finish. more »»
Touting ex-GICIA President Mayer, ED Nichols and path upgrade
October 5, 2012 Serving as president of the Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association is an opportunity I embrace with pleasur. more »»
How is your favorite football team going to do this season?
September 14, 2012 “The Dallas Cowboys are going to go 11-5. I’ve loved them forever.” — Kerry Dow, Lemon Bay Golf Club employee, Rotonda “The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to go 12-4. more »»
What drew you to the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum reopening?
September 8, 2012 “Magnets, patches and shells.” — Anouk Stephenson Barber, 3, Estero “I like the pictures with all the different birds. more »»
Are you bullish or cautious regarding next season?
September 4, 2012 “I’m very optimistic. I see homes being built and receipts are up for retailers.” — Wendy Atkinson, insurance agent, Integrity Insurance Agency “Extremely optimistic. more »»
How is your business weathering the summer slowdown?
August 14, 2012 ”We contact our customers through social media such as Facebook.” — Trish Poston, Ocean Aesthetics, Englewood ”We run promotions and give credit for referred customers. more »»