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June 6, 2024
The Gasparilla Island Kids Classic tarpon tournament is this Saturday, June 8, organized by the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce.  Registration is from noon to 2 p.m. at the Boca Grande Communit…

June 4, 2024
The Lee County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted for Commissioner and Vice Chairman Kevin Ruane to work with county staff to develop a proposed parking plan for the Lee County portion of Ga…

June 2, 2024
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater aircrew rescued a child and seven adults, Saturday June 1, after their 28-foot boat capsized 36 miles west of Boca Grande.   No injuries were reported.&nbsp…

May 30, 2024
BY ARLENE HALL BGSTA SECRETARY  With summer vacations finally here, this seems to be the prime time of year to create elaborate, towering sandcastles perhaps surrounded by a deep, wide moat tha…

May 30, 2024
Saturday event benefits Maritime Museum BY BETSY FUGATE JOINER, PRESIDENT GASPARILLA ISLAND MARITIME MUSEUM The mighty “silver king” has been making a spectacular show in the Pass. Fishing a…

May 30, 2024
On Sunday, First Baptist Church of Boca Grande held their first service in their sanctuary since Hurricane Ian. The church was destroyed during Ian, including the toppling of the top of the belfry…

May 30, 2024
If readers head to the end of 5th Street in Boca Grande, they will see a seaside attraction like no other. It is a wood fence, built completely across the whole length of the street, blocking acce…

May 30, 2024
He’s a little tired of talking about himself, but Teejay Alderdice agreed to do it one more time for a Boca Beacon profile. He has just completed a long and intensive application process to become…

May 30, 2024
The Florida Department of Environment Protection is hosting a meeting of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4. Members of the public are invited to join in person at th…

May 24, 2024
Over 60 residents came to the Community Center of Boca Grande on Friday, May 17 to hear an update on proposed improvements to the center. The event (with video here) was part of the Renaissance Fu…