First youth fishing tourney of the season set for next weekend

The first youth fishing tournament of the season will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Boca Grande Fishing Pier from 9 to 11 a.m. The tournaments are sponsored by the Boca Beacon, Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Boca Grande Marina.

Native Gardens, Patrick’s Thai to relocate while a new store is announced downtown

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Sometimes, change is good. Ronica Davis talked about change as she puttered around the new location for her business, Native Gardens, on East Railroad Avenue where she is scheduled to open in late September. In the last 15 years she has gone from waitressing to owning her own business, and to make […]

Could our farmers market be facing its final season?

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – It doesn’t take long to get used to having something so good as the Boca Grande Farmers Market around. Residents of the island have become familiar with the Friday routine of stopping by for lunch, a cup of coffee, live music and, of course, lots of fruits, vegetables and plants. But, […]

Harbor Drive bridge repairs to begin next week

BY JACK SHORT – A routine inspection revealed that the small bridge on Harbor Drive suffered from a bowing seawall that will be repaired next week. Representatives of Lee County said the repairs should last one to two weeks. Randy Cerchie, acting director of the Department of Transportation for Lee County, said he suspects a tieback […]


Celebrate Lighthouse Day this weekend

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 memories revisiting a popular island icon.