Archives



A letter from the ‘ginned up’ locals

To the Editor: I just read the reply to my letter to the editor from last week, from Mr. Regnery. It made me dizzy. The RPMs of that spin were off the scale. Unsubstantiated charges? Red Herrings? Ginned up by a couple of well-known locals? Oh, those pesky locals, what are we to do? Perhaps […]

Island resident responds to ‘flawed recommendation’

(The following was sent to Lee County Commissioners by Boca Grande resident Bill Regnery on May 11. By his request it is printed here) Gentlemen: I read Executive Director Misty Nichols’ letter detailing the GICIA’s decision to support the parking plan endorsed by the Churches and Gasparilla Inn Group. While I was disappointed with the […]

RPP says ‘thanks for the support this year’

To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Royal Palm Players, I want to thank the entire Boca Grande community for the unprecedented support we got for our 2014-2015 season. People turned out in record numbers for every show we did. In addition, contributions were at an all-time high, further ensuring the […]

Not all Isles residents are in favor of weight increases

To the Editor: We read in last week’s Boca Beacon that you have received a letter from the President of the Boca Grande Isles Property Owners’ Association stating that residents of the Isles were in favor of increasing the weight limit on the new bridge.

Profile: Willy Townsend

BY JACK SHORT – Willy Townsend is proof of a lot of things, not the least of which among them is that you can get up to a little mischief and still turn out alright.

Obituary: Bashie Meyer

  Bashie Meyer, 86, formerly of Fox Chapel and most recently of Longwood at Oakmont, passed away on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015.

Isles dispute settled

On Friday, May 1, The Boca Grande Isles Property Owners’ Association and 5F, LLC closed on a settlement agreement resolving a dispute that stretches back several years to Sunset Realty’s sale of plats to the Isles and subsequent sale of submerged plats surrounding the Isles to 5F’s predecessor.

Kitty in a car almost fried feline

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – While some people say their vehicle “purrs like a kitten,” island resident Ruth Amen can say it with a whole new meaning.

Late donations bring prospect of new Gressier village to fruition

Thanks to a last-minute push by generous anonymous donors, the Boca Grande Hope for Haitians Committee has surpassed its 2015 fundraising goal to build 30 Food For The Poor homes in Gressier, Haiti.