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They’re here! Seriously, they’re here!

April 7, 2017
Strap yourself in, take your nitroglycerin pills if you got ‘em, and inhale slowly … the 4-digit books are here! If you are an island resident, you are entitled to one free phone book. Additional…

Here comes Peter Cottontail! Candy needed for egg hunt, please

April 7, 2017
Come one, come all to the annual Boca Grande egg hunt on Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. on the grounds of the Boca Grande Community Center. Children up to the age of 11 are welcome to join in the fu…

Lighthouse Day to be celebrated at both lights this weekend

April 7, 2017
Florida Lighthouse Day will be celebrated at two island lights on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both lighthouses will be open to climb for a $5 donation, and there will be refreshments, …

Interested volunteers sought to fill GIBA advisory seat

March 24, 2017
The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority has an open advisory board position for seat 7 (a two-year term). Advisory board members are Authority appointed, nonvoting members of the board of supervisor…

Driver charged with DUI after crash with injuries on Gasparilla Road last month

March 17, 2017
One of the drivers involved in an injury accident that occurred on Gasparilla Road last month has been charged with numerous DUI counts. The two-vehicle accident sent three to the hospital on Sunda…

Good Samaritans save the day when pontoon boat sinks in Pass

March 17, 2017
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE Spring break has sprung as far as Boca Grande firefighters are concerned, as this past week’s roster of events included several boat-in-distress calls and one brush fire in Boca…

Want to read more about Taste of Boca Grande? Pick up the Boca Beacon today!

February 3, 2017
Want to read more about the 2017 Taste of Boca Grande, to be held on Monday, Feb. 6? Pick up a Boca Beacon today or subscribe online!

Kids catch ’em up at the Pier during youth fishing tournament

September 23, 2016
Little angler Richard Barrett was proud, proud, proud of his catch. About 15 kids participated in the youth fishing tournament…

Obituary: Lew Morgan

September 16, 2016
Lewis William Morgan, Sr., 78 of Englewood passed away on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at Tidewell Hospice in Englewood. He was born on September 18, 1937 in Guyton, Georgia.

Celebrate Lighthouse Day this weekend

April 17, 2015
Stop by the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse, located at the southern tip of the island, and celebrate Florida Lighthouse Day on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have some cake and make some me…