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OBITUARY: LIZORA YOUNCE

January 26, 2023
Lizora Miller Yonce, 85, of Boca Grande, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 14, 2023.  Lizora was born in Danville, VA to the late Lizora Schoolfield Miller and J. Cl…

THIS DATE IN THE BOCA BEACON

January 26, 2023
Boca Beacon backpages FIVE YEARS AGO Dr. Paul Cox, the featured speaker for a Friends presentation on toxic algae in water, enlightened us to the fact that a tiny organism in said algae coul…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you, Boca Grande for spreading Christmas joy to those who need it most

January 26, 2023
To the Editor: I am writing to thank Boca Grande​​-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: FWC deploys dive team to search for derelict vessels

January 26, 2023
 To the Editor: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently deployed its Surface Supply Dive Teams, under the leadership of Lieutenant Stuart Spoede, to search for…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bivalent booster clinic set for February 2 at BGHC

January 26, 2023
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Health Clinic will be conducting a drive-thru COVID-19 “updated booster” or Bivalent booster clinic on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9 to 10 a.m. for our registered pati…

A colossal mission accomplished

January 20, 2023
When J&S Towers out of Rock Island, IL got a call from a company called Vertical Bridge, asking if they could remove a telecomm tower from a bakery in a tiny town in Florida, their response wa…

In all things, lessons can be learned

January 20, 2023
By Rep. Mike Grant “Thank God!”  I remember holding my wife and kids close after Hurricane Charley, so grateful to be alive and have them with me. Things can be replaced, but family can…

Cutoff for disaster relief donations January 31 but more donations will be made in weeks to come

January 20, 2023
The Boca Grande Disaster Relief Fund, administered by the Lighthouse United Methodist Church of Boca Grande, has announced that the last day to donate to the fund will be January 31. While the …

In case you weren’t aware, ‘the pile’ has left the island

January 20, 2023
The pile is gone. Completely, utterly and totally gone. Where last week there was a mountain of debris, almost classifying as the highest point in Southwest Florida, there is now a clean parking a…

Don’t forget about the chowder next Friday!

January 20, 2023
A more complete list of chefs and restaurants contributing to The Island School’s annual chowder dinner has been released, as well as information about entertainment and an auction. As of press…