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Island resident responds to ‘flawed recommendation’

May 15, 2015
Gilchrist in the 1940s (The following was sent to Lee County Commissioners by Boca Grande resident Bill Regnery on May 11. By …

RPP says ‘thanks for the support this year’

May 15, 2015
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 turn…

Not all Isles residents are in favor of weight increases

May 15, 2015
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 i…

Profile: Willy Townsend

May 15, 2015
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

May 15, 2015
  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

May 11, 2015
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 participatio…

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

May 11, 2015
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 …

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

May 11, 2015
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 …

Letter to the Editor: A bridge over calmer waters

May 11, 2015
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 al…

Obituary: Byron “By” Carlson

May 11, 2015
Byron Carlson, called “By” by everyone, he died peacefully April 29, 2015. Born in Topeka Kansas on April 2, 1919 to Louie Carlson and Blenda Dahlstrom, By was a happy child who grew up to be …