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

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 copies are available to residents and nonresidents alike for $5 each. Instead of trucking up the rickety Boca Beacon stairs, […]

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

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 fun, which will include three egg hunts divided by age, pictures with the Easter Bunny […]

Lighthouse Day to be celebrated at both lights this weekend

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, children’s crafts and much more.

Interested volunteers sought to fill GIBA advisory seat

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 supervisors. All GIBA board members, both voting and nonvoting, are unpaid volunteers who are required to file an annual Financial Disclosure (Form 1) to the State […]

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

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 Sunday, Feb. 12. Carter Scott Burton, 29, of Rotonda was cited with driving while under the influence, driving under the influence resulting in […]

Good Samaritans save the day when pontoon boat sinks in Pass

■ 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 Bay. On Saturday, March 11 at approximately 5:30 p.m. the Boca Grande Fire Department responded to a call from a vessel sinking […]

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

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

About 15 kids participated in the youth fishing tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Boca Grande Fishing Pier. The Boca Beacon teamed up with Lee County Parks and Recreation staff to host the last tournament of 2016. A total of five fish were caught. Lily Vacopoulos won the trophy for the biggest fish caught. […]

Obituary: Lew Morgan

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.

OBITUARY: John Bourgoin

Our long-time friend and island resident John Bourgoin passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at his island home. Arrangements and official obituary are pending.