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Island Auxiliary Communications enter new working phase

February 2, 2024
BY G.B. (BO) HAMRICKPROJECT COORDINATOR, AUXCOMM The Boca Grande Fire Department’s Auxiliary Emergency Communications project, AUXCOMM, has entered its second phase – the implementation of grea…

Briefly: Dockside oyster garden assistance

February 2, 2024
For residents who have docks or waterfront, Lemon BayWatch Team of Lemon Bay Conservancy is pursuing their goal of improving the water quality of Lemon Bay through the use of vertical oyster garde…

February History Bytes topics include Mary Ellen Parkinson, Grandma Effie

February 2, 2024
Each Wednesday this February will be an opportunity to relive some of the most interesting aspects of Boca Grande history. This year there is a twist, as three of the four presentations are bei…

Common sea sponge cleans up

February 2, 2024
The old Boca Grande railroad runs along the north end of Gasparilla Island over a shallow sandbar that is a popular hangout for boaters and paddlers. It is also where I take my guests on eco-tours…

Students, Young Life at Beach Club

February 2, 2024
A Young Life event at The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club last weekend not only raised money for the ministry’s local chapter, but allowed for local youths to tell the gathered crowd the importance of t…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: From 4-H to playground builder, volunteer

February 2, 2024
When it comes to getting thing organized and getting them done, few people can outshine Gloria Mitchell. She is small in stature, but has a way about her that gets big things accomplished. Love is…

Last chance to change 4-digit listing

February 2, 2024
It is the last week to submit or change a listing in the four-digit phone directory. Since 1991, the Boca Beacon has published this reference text, one of the last remaining residential phone book…

Locals volley for tennis court, debate pickleball placement

February 2, 2024
On the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 30, pickleball and tennis players gathered at the Wheeler Road tennis course to discuss the future of the space.  The lively meeting, which was organized by Ca…

Here’s your lineup for the Boca Grande Film Fest

February 1, 2024
From the Italian Alps to San Quentin, the 2024 Boca Grande Film Festival lineup is full of inspirational stories, award winners and movie stars. Led by Artistic Director Jonathan Jackson and Lead …

Major expansion to Placida Park, ramp under way 

February 1, 2024
Charlotte County is planning a boat ramp expansion at Placida Park West, an upgrade that is much needed, according to people who regularly use the dock and ramp. “It gets very crowded,” said Ta…