Around the Town

Boca Beacon backpages


Boca Bargains to hold second sale this Saturday

You thought you’d seen the last of them, as they packed up their wares last weekers, but they had a vision and made a decision to host more furniture seekers. From nine ‘til noon this Saturday, the 18th of June it be, you can stop by once more and check out the store … a […]

Around the Town

Celebrating Flag Day and more …

AROUND THE TOWN: With Chef Tim Spain, Effie and Savannah

Chef Tim Spain and his assistants, Effie Joiner and Savannah Pope, put on quite the spread at a recent island dinner party. On the menu was tuna poke with plantain chips, a charcuterie board, caramelized goat cheese and roasted beets with avocado and grapefruit and sous vide Florida Brangus beef tenderloin with Yukon potatoes, red wine demi […]

Another ‘Damfi’ party is in the books

No one in Boca Grande will ever say that Terry Seitz doesn’t know how to throw a party. The “Damfi” parties have been going down in history as some of the biggest and best shindigs to be had on the island, and the one held on Saturday, April 23 was no exception.      Photos […]

The Island School Annual Art Show

The Island School held their annual art show this past week at the Boca Grande Art Center, and there was a lot of enthusiasm for the students’ work. Here are a few highlights …

Pirate Family Fun Night Rebooted, set for March 11

Lee County Parks & Recreation will host the first annual Family Fun Night, 5 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Boca Grande Community Center, 131 First Street West, Boca Grande. Bring the family and visit the Boca Grande Community Center for a pirate themed Family Fun Night event. Participants in pirate costume have the opportunity […]

First History Bytes of season: Pranks and programs

Janet Gillespie who lived in Boca Grande between 1978 and 2004 told stories of the jobs she held, the friends she made, the programs she helped start and the pranks she pulled to the interest and delight of the audience at the Historical Society’s first History Byte since 2020. A number of themes ran through Janet’s presentation, her love of horses and of the water and fishing, her creative friends with whom she started several Island organizations and events and her history of pulling pranks.