Island resident responds to ‘flawed recommendation’

(The following was sent to Lee County Commissioners by Boca Grande resident Bill Regnery on May 11. By his request it is printed here) Gentlemen: I read Executive Director Misty Nichols’ letter detailing the GICIA’s decision to support the parking plan endorsed by the Churches and Gasparilla Inn Group. While I was disappointed with the […]

RPP says ‘thanks for the support this year’

To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Royal Palm Players, I want to thank the entire Boca Grande community for the unprecedented support we got for our 2014-2015 season. People turned out in record numbers for every show we did. In addition, contributions were at an all-time high, further ensuring the […]

Not all Isles residents are in favor of weight increases

To the Editor: We read in last week’s Boca Beacon that you have received a letter from the President of the Boca Grande Isles Property Owners’ Association stating that residents of the Isles were in favor of increasing the weight limit on the new bridge.

Profile: Willy Townsend

BY JACK SHORT – Willy Townsend is proof of a lot of things, not the least of which among them is that you can get up to a little mischief and still turn out alright.

Obituary: Bashie Meyer

  Bashie Meyer, 86, formerly of Fox Chapel and most recently of Longwood at Oakmont, passed away on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015.

Letter to the Editor: A big thanks to all who participated in the OBGBBC

To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Johann Fust Library Foundation, I want to express our sincere appreciation to the community for your generous support and your participation in our many events this season. We have so many people and groups to thank!

Letter to the Editor: Resident challenges last week’s letter

To the Editor: The letter headlined “The Saga of” in the May 1 issue contained a series of unsubstantiated charges (Sunday confrontation) and misleading example (parkway plantings) which impeached the conduct of Gilchrist residents in the pursuit of our attempt to redeem the historic landscape architecture of the median on which we live. While the […]

Letter to the Editor: A happy community means well-attended churches … right?

To the Editor: We spend six months in Boca Grande, and the other six months we live in northern Ontario, Canada, where I was born and raised. Since building our beloved Camp David on the shores of Lake Superior some 20 years ago, we have attended an Anglican (Episcopal) church, St. James, in Goulais River. Many […]

Letter to the Editor: A bridge over calmer waters

To the Editor: I went to the GIBA website after reading the account of the last bridge meeting. Under “about us” was a statement entitled mission. “To maintain safe and efficient traffic flow at all times through the toll booths, along the causeway, and along the Intracoastal Waterway. To make fair and balanced decisions which […]

Obituary: Byron “By” Carlson

Byron Carlson, called “By” by everyone, he died peacefully April 29, 2015.