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The ‘remnant people’ head home, or stick around

April 25, 2024
There are many “very important” and “formerly very important” or “previously important” or “pretty important” people on Gasparilla Island. We have acronyms for them. This week, we spied one of the…

Briefly: Advisory volunteer needed by Beaches and Shores

April 19, 2024
The Beaches and Shores Advisory Committee is seeking a volunteer to fill the unexpired term of the District 3 representative. The applicant must be a resident of Charlotte County and reside within…

Briefly: Barrier Island Fire Service seeks board volunteer

April 19, 2024
The Barrier Island Fire Service Municipal Service Benefit Unit Advisory Board is seeking a volunteer to fill a vacant position with term ending Oct. 31, 2025. Applicants must be residents of Charl…

The limits of our earth on this day

April 19, 2024
Earth Day is coming up this weekend. This week, we have a column about Earth Day from Delores Savas as well as a small article about one of the Earth Day activities in our news section. There are …

Town hall addresses Lee/Charlotte cooperation

April 19, 2024
Charlotte County elected officials and representatives gathered at the community center on Wednesday, April 17 for a townhall meeting to discuss topics of concern submitted by Gasparilla Island ci…

Post office responds to complaints

April 19, 2024
The last months have been marked by a number of new complaints to the Boca Beacon about missing packages and returned mail at the Boca Grande Post Office. Lecia Hall, a public relations represe…

Survey: Respondents against adding bridges to islands

April 19, 2024
Charlotte County Facilities Construction & Maintenance department has released survey results from local residents on accessibility to and from bridgeless barrier islands on the coast. Islands…

Island pastors meet to plan Easter

February 29, 2024
The leaders of the Boca Grande churches met this week to begin planning for the 2024 Holy Week and Easter services available to the public. With two of the four churches having new leadership this…

Love Lines 2024

February 9, 2024
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Feb. 20 deadline for presidential primary; poll workers needed in Boca Grande

February 9, 2024
Although November 2024 elections may seem a long way off, the Florida presidential primary is Tuesday, March 19, 2024 and the voter registration deadline for the presidential preference primary is…