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May 5, 2017
■  BY SUE ERWIN When JoAnn Barwick accepted a secretarial position at a public relations firm in New York City at the age of 22, she never would have guessed the serendipitous path that would event…

May 5, 2017
Lucy Stanton, 96, of Boca Grande, died on May 2, 2017. She was born Lucy Jane Keeler in Evanston, Illinois, and was the daughter of Lucy Derwent and Edwin R. Keeler, who was later president of the …

May 5, 2017
To the Editor: Lee County Parks & Recreation Logo Registration has started for the 2017 summer camps at Lee County Parks …

April 28, 2017
■ STAFF REPORT Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Boca Beacon are sponsoring a Youth Fishing Tournament this Saturday, April 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Boca Grande North Fishing Pier. Bring…

April 28, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Attention all sea turtle fans. The Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association is seeking volunteers to help patrol the beaches for the upcoming nesting season. It appears that nesting season…

April 28, 2017
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE.   After several months of intense research, the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority thinks they have narrowed down the cause of a popping sound under the new swing bridge when i…

April 28, 2017
■ SUBMITTED BY GIBA The GIBA quarterly board meeting was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2017 in the Woman’s Club Room at the Boca Grande Community Center. The executive director’s report included tra…

April 28, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN A little girl with island ties who’s been battling cancer since last year has been handling it like a true warrior, and we thought we’d give you an update on her progress. Several mo…

April 28, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Tank’s Legacy, a local 501(c)3 pet rescue organization that works to save animals scheduled to be euthanized, is asking area supporters for help. Recently, some members of the organi…

April 28, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Ten female athletes who were members of the Arizona State University swim team reunited recently at the Sharp House in Boca Grande. They had not seen each other in nearly 40 years, b…