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July 3, 2024
A volunteer seagrass monitoring program through the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences needs volunteers to survey sites this summer.  The UF/IFAS Extension Florid…

July 3, 2024
BY KRISTEN VARELA-SCHILD At my father’s memorial, I was a little jealous. Jealous of the stories my brother told of connecting with my father nearly every weekend at their hunting lodge; sittin…

July 3, 2024
The Englewood Art Center, a division of Ringling College of Art and Design, is offering visitors and residents a chance to enjoy original artworks created by more than 20 area artists. EAC’s Summe…

July 3, 2024
The July/August edition of Gasparilla Island Magazine is out with new feature stories, recipes, shopping and social pages.  Featured stories include a discussion of our regional water qual…

July 3, 2024
This year’s tarpon season ended on a rainy note, with many female tarpon heading out of the Boca Grande Pass early to spawn; however, there was plenty of fishing in May and June to occupy tourname…

July 3, 2024
On Wednesday, July 10, the Boca Grande Historic Preservation Board will meet to discuss several proposed construction plans. The Board will discuss the plan for the improved Boca Grande Community …

July 3, 2024
Wednesday meeting looks at center, two projects The Boca Grande Historic Preservation Board is meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10 at the Boca Grande Community Center Woman’s Club Room. Th…

July 3, 2024
A giant seven-inch poison cane toad was caught and bagged in the alley behind the Boca Beacon office on Tuesday, July 2. The cane toad (also known as the bufo, giant or marine toad) is an invas…

July 3, 2024
As one story goes, sometime in the 1980s, a man and his children grew weary of caring for their pet iguanas. They decided to visit the Range Light in Boca Grande and deposit the no-longer-loved pe…

July 3, 2024
To the Editor:  I’d like to express a thank you to the Boca Beacon for adding Capt. Van Hubbard to your writing crew. Capt. Van adds great hands on local knowledge of our local waters, …