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Youth dive into water quality survey around Cape Haze & Coral Creek

December 2, 2023
When a group of Cape Haze residents met last month with Charlotte County officials about a proposed sewer project in their neighborhood, they had a new set of data: water quality tests taken by a …

Santa visits Boca Grande merchants on Small Business Saturday

December 1, 2023
The downtown streets of Boca Grande were completely filled Saturday evening for the annual Christmas Walk. While some retailers were closed for the evening festivities, most were open, offering dr…

Methodist Church steeple blessed after perilous journey

December 1, 2023
Tuesday, Lighthouse United Methodist Church blessed their wooden steeple cross in an outdoor ceremony led by the Rev. Daphne Johnson, the church’s senior pastor.  At the ceremony, the Rev….

Here’s a tip: Check out Little Gasparilla Island’s $6 million beach

November 17, 2023
One of the most visible properties just off Gasparilla Island is the southern sand tip of Little Gasparilla Island. Anyone passing over the Boca Grande Causeway will know the 6.24-acre lot, as its…

Useppa Club sale pending, under contract with island entrepreneur

November 17, 2023
The Useppa Island Club has a presumptive new owner, led by Sandy Stilwell Youngquist, CEO and owner of Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group of Fort Myers.  “The letters have gone ou…

Additional vote on Captiva Island height restriction set for December

November 17, 2023
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners will vote on amendments to the Lee County Comprehensive Land Use Plan that will eliminate current height restrictions on Captiva …

This Date in the Boca Beacon

November 17, 2023
FIVE YEARS AGO We lost a legend this week five years ago, when Artie Brooks passed away. He worked all over the island in many jobs, from butler to janitor to chauffeur to helping out at th…

Are you a Florida voter? Make sure to make your voting preference changes sooner than later

November 17, 2023
If you are a Florida resident and plan on voting in Lee County in the next election, now is the time to update your voting preferences. According to Tommy Doyle, Lee County Supervisor of Elections…

Boca Bargains back open for season November 25

November 17, 2023
The Boca Grande Woman’s Club is pleased to announce the reopening of Boca Bargains on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. The store will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m…


November 16, 2023