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April 24, 2015
On Wednesday evening, April 22, the main room of the Crowninshield Community House was packed with friends and family of Mark Shevitski, an island friend who played a vital role in Boca Grande’s hi…

April 24, 2015
The Boca Grande Dog Show, recently hosted by the Boca Grande Woman’s Club, raised $13,000 for Suncoast Humane Society. The biennial event was held at the Boca Grande Community Center on March 28, w…

April 24, 2015
The following is a profile done on Mark Shevitski by the Boca Beacon in August of 1992. It was written by Karen Parker Cromley and has not been adapted in any way. Mark passed away last week, leavi…

April 24, 2015
Little Girl and Binx settle in for their car ride to Fort Lauderdale on their way to their forever home in England. They will be flying i…

April 24, 2015
SUBMITTED BY THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state wa…

April 17, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE AND KELLI BECTON – Many tears have been shed this week over the passing of a true Boca Grande friend, Mark Shevitski. His death was reported early Monday morning and while no…

April 17, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Lee County Commissioners have once again put the fate of Gilchrist Avenue in the hands of the people of the island, after scheduling and then “unscheduling” a discussion o…

April 17, 2015
SUBMITTED BY THE GICIA – The GICIA held its 44th Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, April 2. Reports were give by President Stevenson and Treasurer Allen as well as the Chairs of the Bike Path…

April 17, 2015
The Boca Grande Woman’s Club is pleased to announce the 2015 community grant awards and college scholarship awards, which include a total community grant amount of $490,300. The gifts include a…

April 17, 2015
Stop by the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse, located at the southern tip of the island, and celebrate Florida Lighthouse Day on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have some cake and make s…