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Our Lady of Mercy new Parish Life Center will be taking shape soon, lot razed and ready for repurposing

June 25, 2021
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Work has begun on the expansion project at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, and the home next door has been razed and the lot cleaned. Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, a general con…

A fitting honor for a tremendous lady: Room in Community Center named after the late Dee Wheeler

June 9, 2021
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – On Thursday, May 20, a sign was quietly placed on the wall of one of the rooms of the Boca Grande Community Center, but in that quiet moment a legacy was honored. The new name f…

Local Publix stores just beginning to receive COVID-19 vaccines, but first wave already booked as of this week

January 23, 2021
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Publix stores in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have announced they are providing COVID-19 vaccines to those who are healthcare personnel with direct patient contact, resid…

‘Then and Now’ photo tour to be held on Monday, Jan. 18

January 16, 2021
STAFF REPORT – The Boca Grande Historical Society will present a pop-up archival presentation called “Then and Now” on Monday, Jan. 18. It will be held in the parking area next to the Boca Beacon/G…

Can you help Frankie Blue Eyes?

February 12, 2016
A local dog foster mom is desperately looking for help in placing a very handsome hound in a forever home. Renee Reeves works with Blanche Vedette at The Loose Caboose. Blanche has a foster progra…