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Inside out: Why is RPP moving their first show outside?

October 15, 2021
By Erica Martin and Alice Court Live theater is back. Broadway is back. The West End is back. Touring companies are back on the road. And Royal Palm Players is back, too. At the end of the l…

Local organizations plan full schedules, keeping fingers crossed

October 15, 2021
Promotional material has been mailed. Fingers are crossed. Boca Grande’s not-for-profits are hoping that everything can return to the way it was before the COVID pandemic struck – even though they…

A timeline of a breast cancer warrior, survivor and advocate

October 8, 2021
It was spring of 2017 and Kathy James was living her best life. “I was a very busy mom of four, plus two chocolate labs & a bunny. I also worked part-time at the free clinic.” In addition t…

Dollars for Mammograms: Feel for lumps; save your bumps

October 1, 2021
The Englewood Community Care Clinic wants to spread the word, “Feel for lumps. Save your bumps.” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual educational campaign to raise awareness abou…

How did Cape Haze become … Cape Haze?

October 1, 2021
Island travelers come and go to Boca Grande daily and they all must cross over GIBA’s faithful swing bridge. But did you know that once you cross the bridge on your way off of Gasparilla Island yo…

Memories of September 11, 2001: 20 years has proved that our lives will never be the same…

September 10, 2021
On the evening of September 11, 2001, there were many types of reactions taking place in homes across the country, and around the world. Whether you were in New York City, in the middle of Iowa or…

From the Boca Grande History Center: Delmar Fugate and the Pink Elephant (Part II of a series)

August 27, 2021
Submitted by the Boca Grande History Center In our August 6 edition of the Boca Beacon we ran part I to this series featuring the Fugate family of Boca Grande, compiled from Boca Grande History…

The question of insurance liability and sidewalks: We may save our pink pump, our outdoor seating and our flowers, but at what cost?

August 20, 2021
While Lee County Ordinance NO. 21-XX, presented at the Boca Grande Historic Preservation Board meeting last Wednesday, sounds like a great way to allow us to “keep Boca Grande, Boca Grande,” and t…

Lemon Bay Golf Club, giving kids ‘A Better Shot’

June 24, 2021
BY T MICHELE WALKER – When looking for a quality camp for children, there are certain tell-tale signs that you’ve found the right place. For example, when you walk in while the campers are on a bre…

Summer is here! Here are five tips to make it a healthy one

June 24, 2021
BY THE BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC – Sunday, June 20, marked the official start to summer for all of us that live north of the equator. The June solstice is when Earth arrives at the point in its orb…