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Island Auxiliary Communications system goes live

January 5, 2024
Wednesday, the Auxiliary Emergency Radio Communications System, or AUXCOMM system went live. The system was successfully tested by members of the Island EOC Emergency Communications & Interope…

4-Digit Phone Book update time

January 5, 2024
The four digit … It’s the time of year to check on and update your listing in the 4-Digit Phone Book. Since 1991, the Boca Beacon has published this reference text, one of the last remaining res…

New New Zealand mallets a hit for Gasparilla Inn’s croquet program

January 4, 2024
Croquet is a game for the ages, and this current age is seeing a surge of interest. The Croquet Club at The Gasparilla Inn is a major player in the sport, so to speak, and recently upped its game …

Resolutions: Half made ‘em, some already broke them, but all resolve to return

January 4, 2024
As crowds thronged through Boca Grande on New Year’s Day, there was a festive tone, as the weather had broken and hit somewhere around 72, depending on where you were. While optimism for the Ne…

2023: Boca Grande Year in Review

December 29, 2023
The year 2023 was a year where things got back to normal, mostly, from Hurricane Ian. While there were still many houses and condos that were still incomplete, Gasparilla Island came back to some …

Butterfly legacy for Penny Doerge includes pajamas 

December 15, 2023
It was just over a year ago that 16-year-old Penelope Griggs Doerge, called “Penny” by her family and friends, died at home in Glen Cove, N.Y. of a common but exceedingly difficult genetic disorde…

Additional vote on Captiva Island height restriction set for December

November 17, 2023
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners will vote on amendments to the Lee County Comprehensive Land Use Plan that will eliminate current height restrictions on Captiva …

This Date in the Boca Beacon

November 17, 2023
FIVE YEARS AGO We lost a legend this week five years ago, when Artie Brooks passed away. He worked all over the island in many jobs, from butler to janitor to chauffeur to helping out at th…

Are you a Florida voter? Make sure to make your voting preference changes sooner than later

November 17, 2023
If you are a Florida resident and plan on voting in Lee County in the next election, now is the time to update your voting preferences. According to Tommy Doyle, Lee County Supervisor of Elections…

Boca Bargains back open for season November 25

November 17, 2023
The Boca Grande Woman’s Club is pleased to announce the reopening of Boca Bargains on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. The store will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m…