LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Planned Giving gift to the Health Clinic Foundation is also a gift to the community

To the Editor: The Boca Grande Health Clinic Foundation would like to thank Helen Fraser who directed a generous charitable donation to the Foundation upon her death last year. Helen gave back to the Boca Grande community with her time and talent serving as a trustee of the Boca Grade Health Clinic Foundation board. Planned […]

TO THE EDITOR: Many thanks to everyone who helped to save a dog in distress in a rip current

To the Editor: Last Friday my daughter and I were strolling along the beach with our two Labs when Cleo, my daughter’s Lab, went into the Gulf, started swimming straight out and did not stop. Before we could react she was too far out and moving too quickly. You can just imagine our panic as […]

TO THE EDITOR: Virtual events happening in March through Lee County

To the Editor: The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival this March will be a month-long, fully virtual celebration of the power of reading brought to the community by the Lee County Library System. Nearly 30 acclaimed authors will provide nightly programming March 1-12. Other highlights include the opportunity to video chat with headlining and […]

Answers to your COVID-19 vaccine questions

SUBMITTED BY THE BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC – Submission Note: The COVID-19 situation remains fluid. This article reflects information known at the time it was submitted to The Boca Beacon. Before we answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, please note that if you have already called the Boca Grande Health Clinic, your name has […]

Keep those masks handy: It’s not over yet

BY LAUREN HANA MD, BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC – Submission Note: The COVID-19 situation remains fluid. This article reflects information known at the time it was submitted to The Boca Beacon. Now that Florida’s seniors and healthcare workers are being inoculated against COVID-19, how soon can we get back to normal? While I appreciate the […]

GIBA bridge pass online access now features access to toll accounts

BY KATHY BANSON-VERRICO – The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) is pleased to announce its newest customer service feature – online access for standard toll pass accounts. The site can be used to update contact information, set up notification preferences, request additional passes, edit payment information, add funds, view pass usage, print receipts and monthly […]

Health Clinic Foundation to host Healthnetwork webinar

STAFF REPORT – More than 325 Boca Grande families carry a Healthnetwork Card with a phone number they can call to connect themselves and their family members with top specialists and medical centers in the country. They call the Healthnetwork hotline when they need expedited access for diagnosis, treatment, executive physicals, travel information and more. […]

Connie Mack presentation to be given by ‘Friends’

STAFF REPORT – On Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. Friends of the Boca Grande Community Center will host a livestream event, “Connie Mack, former Republican U.S. Senator.” The presentation is subject to opening guidelines, and an in-person event may be added. Stay tuned for announcements. Connie Mack III has had many titles throughout his […]

Mote Marine’s ‘Coffee with a Scientist’ begins again in 2021

STAFF REPORT – Have a little science with your morning coffee on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. during a virtual event with Mote Marine Laboratory. Dr. Ryan Schloesser, Program Manager for Fisheries Ecology & Enhancement at Mote Marine Laboratory will present “New Technologies Moving Fisheries Ecology and Stock Enhancement Forward in a New Decade.” […]

Mosquito fighter, gas station owner… The end of an era is marked with the retirement if Clyde Nabers

BY MISTY NABERS NICHOLS- After almost 60 years serving the Boca Grande Community Clyde Nabers is finally going to be spending his weekdays fishing. On October 30, Clyde retired for the second time. If you have been in Boca Grande for more than 20 years you will remember Nabers Chevron, which sat at the northwest […]