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Community supports Gasparilla Island Lighthouse at Light Keeper’s Open

November 18, 2023
Barrier Island Parks Society is overwhelmingly thankful to all of the sponsors and players who came together to support the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse in the Light Keeper’s Open Golf Charity Tou…

Many thanks from Chamber for Educate Boca Grande Golf Scramble

November 18, 2023
The Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the sponsors, players, volunteers and community members who took part in the recent Educate Boca Scholarshi…

Pollard named editor of Boca Beacon

November 18, 2023
Garland Pollard has been named as the new editor of the Boca Beacon and Gasparilla Island Magazine. He will take the place of long-time editor Marcy Shortuse, who started as a writer with the Beac…

Here’s a tip: Check out Little Gasparilla Island’s $6 million beach

November 17, 2023
One of the most visible properties just off Gasparilla Island is the southern sand tip of Little Gasparilla Island. Anyone passing over the Boca Grande Causeway will know the 6.24-acre lot, as its…

Useppa Club sale pending, under contract with island entrepreneur

November 17, 2023
The Useppa Island Club has a presumptive new owner, led by Sandy Stilwell Youngquist, CEO and owner of Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group of Fort Myers.  “The letters have gone ou…

Hank Wright Auction benefits Health Clinic

November 17, 2023
The 29th annual Hank Wright Auction to benefit the Boca Grande Health Clinic was held on Monday, Nov. 13. Over 200 guests joined in on the fun at The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club and bid merrily duri…

‘Baby Publix’ to have pharmacy by mid-December

November 17, 2023
The pharmacy at the Placida Publix is expected to open in mid-December. Sign men from Thomas Sign & Awning of Clearwater were at the store late on Thursday, Nov. 9 to place new signage on the …

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…