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Beacon takes home four first place, one third place award from FPA contest

The Boca Beacon’s indomitable team spirit showed through once again as the 2016 Florida Press Association Better Weekly N…

FWC using public input to improve ‘critical wildlife area’ proposals

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is still pursuing a ban on boating and fishing a…

Stranded turtle rescued, more hatchlings emerging

BY SUE ERWIN – Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association volunteers found a stranded turtle on Thursday, September 1 at Gasparil…

Fly in, drive in to Buchan Airport in October and help avionics students

As the bright morning sun sheds its first light on Buchan Airport, …

Obituary: Lew Morgan

Lewis William Morgan, Sr., 78 of Englewood passed away on Friday, S…

OBITUARY: John Bourgoin

Our long-time friend and island resident John Bourgoin passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at his island home. Arrang…

PROFILE: George Hammond

BY SUE ERWIN – If you’re planning a vacation but don’t feel like driving yourself to the airport, you may want to call the…

Youth fishing tournament to be held this Saturday

Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Boca Beacon are sponsoring a youth fishing tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9…

GUEST EDITORIAL: Initiative to restore one million corals launched by Mote

  BY HALEY RUTGER – Mote Marine Laboratory and The Nature Conservancy are partnering on a coral conservation initiat…

The loss of a great man: Former Fire Chief Lew Morgan has passed away at age 78

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – On a hot July day in 1989 a man named Lewis “Lew” Morgan was introduced to the Boca Grande Community. …