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Whiskey Row questions arise at Historical meeting

November 11, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      It was the first Boca Grande Historical Preservation Board meeting for Sharon Jenkins-Owen, the new Lee County planner assigned to take the place of Gloria Sajgo, when the board…

Boca Grande Cubs fan finally sees team win title

November 11, 2016
■ BY SUE ERWIN      Boca Grande resident Lucy Stanton remembers sitting with her father at Wrigley field on October 1, 1932. ” It was the third game of the World Series, and Babe Ruth was coming up…

A year of milestones, fulfillments and new commitments

November 11, 2016
■ STAFF REPORT      Say “Haiti,”and in the minds of most, images of poverty and aftermaths of natural disasters tend to come to mind. Even though this is the current reality for many in the southwe…

Local CHEC to conduct free programs in November

November 11, 2016
To the Editor:      Take a walk on the wet side! Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, Inc. (CHEC) will be conducting free Seagrass Adventure Estuary wading trips at Cedar Point Environmental Park…

Friendly Boca face at Silver Lake Preserve in LaBelle

November 4, 2016
Boca Beacon writer Sue Erwin spent a day with island quail hunting guide Phil O’Bannon last week and headed out to Silver Lake Preserve in LaBelle, FL. Phil has been quail hunting since he was a yo…

GIFT Tournament returns on Tuesday, Nov. 22

November 4, 2016
Now is the time to sign up for the 2016 Gasparilla Island Flyfishing Tournament, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, sponsored by Gasparilla Outfitters, SunTech Builders, LLC and the Boca Grand…

Ladies Day poster announced, WRTT artists still being sought

November 4, 2016
The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the official 27th Annual Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament artist. Brendan Coudal is back for the 2017 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament, with…

Obituary: Bess Finch

November 4, 2016
Bess Finch, recent resident of Boca Grande, passed away on September 29, 2016, at her summer home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was born LewEllyn “Bess” Lundeen in Atlanta on February 25, 1929. She …

Profile: Steve Kaplan

November 4, 2016
BY SUE ERWIN – Steve Kaplan was on a short three-day vacation in Boca Grande four years ago with his wife, Jill. They were visiting his brother, who had a condo in Boca Bay, and they noticed an ad…

Memorial service scheduled for Dr. Hank Wright

October 28, 2016
A memorial service for Dr. Hank Wright will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m., at The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club. Everyone is welcome. Dr. Wright passed away at his Boca Grande home on Monday, …