RPP to offer five scholarships to Englewood theater camp

May 15, 2015
Once again, RPP is pleased to announce that several scholarships are available for children, ages 8 to 12, who love performing on stage. Last year, Wesley Locke, a well-loved island star, won a sch…

Harbor Drive bridge repairs to begin next week

May 15, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – A routine inspection revealed that the small bridge on Harbor Drive suffered from a bowing seawall that will be repaired next week. Representatives of Lee County said the repairs sh…

GICIA receives grant for more extensive policing of Bike Path

May 15, 2015
In its ongoing efforts to maintain a safe bike path for all users, the Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association (GICIA) has coordinated with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department to…

Island resident responds to ‘flawed recommendation’

May 15, 2015
Gilchrist in the 1940s (The following was sent to Lee County Commissioners by Boca Grande resident Bill Regnery on May 11. By …

RPP says ‘thanks for the support this year’

May 15, 2015
To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Royal Palm Players, I want to thank the entire Boca Grande community for the unprecedented support we got for our 2014-2015 season. People turn…

Not all Isles residents are in favor of weight increases

May 15, 2015
To the Editor: We read in last week’s Boca Beacon that you have received a letter from the President of the Boca Grande Isles Property Owners’ Association stating that residents of the Isles were i…

Profile: Willy Townsend

May 15, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – Willy Townsend is proof of a lot of things, not the least of which among them is that you can get up to a little mischief and still turn out alright.

Obituary: Bashie Meyer

May 15, 2015
  Bashie Meyer, 86, formerly of Fox Chapel and most recently of Longwood at Oakmont, passed away on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015.

Isles dispute settled

May 11, 2015
On Friday, May 1, The Boca Grande Isles Property Owners’ Association and 5F, LLC closed on a settlement agreement resolving a dispute that stretches back several years to Sunset Realty’s sale of pl…