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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish …

February 9, 2024
The Community House was filled with art-minded people last Saturday night for the Boca Grande Art Center’s Fishing in Paradise fish art show. Below, some photos by the Boca Beacon’s Matt Gutman…

Love Lines 2024

February 9, 2024
Annual Valentine’s Day edition Love Lines p29-BsectionDownload

BallotTrax your vote

February 9, 2024
Last fall, the Lee County Supervisor of Elections office introduced BallotTrax, a secure ballot tracking and notification service that provides voters with a series of updates on the status of the…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Life calling an ace volley of sport, family

February 9, 2024
Anne Beatty is amazed that she is still being called to do the things she is good at, and things she loves doing. She knows not everyone who reaches 81 can do that. The credit, she believes, goes …

Gasparilla Estates residents offered 10 percent settlement

February 9, 2024
Tired of fighting. That’s the word from one of the main homeowner claimants to an upcoming bankruptcy case for The Gasparilla Mobile Estates, which is located just to the west of Gasparilla Marina…

Smart Studio at Old Theatre

February 9, 2024
Smart Studio began back in 1982 on the west side of Park Avenue, and now they are back, with a shop at 321 Park Ave. in the Old Theatre Building. Founder Wini Smart’s granddaughter Rebecca is now …

GIWA water disinfection

February 9, 2024
The Gasparilla Island Water Association, Inc. will temporarily change the disinfection process for its Placida and Boca Grande potable water from February 20, 2024, at 8 a.m. through April 10, 202…

Postal meeting Saturday

February 9, 2024
A group calling itself Parcels to the People has scheduled a public meeting outside at the Boca Grande Community center this weekend. Since just before Christmas, residents have been experiencing …

Hands on science lab at The Island School

February 9, 2024
BY STEPHANIE SHIRBACK Mrs. Shirback’s fifth grade science class dived deeper into their learning last week with an entire day full of experiments and hands-on learning experiences. Students hav…

Can you refer me? How it works at the Boca Grande Health Clinic

February 9, 2024
JONNA FOOSDIRECTOR OF OPERATIONSBOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC The Boca Grande Health Clinic has more than 6,500 patient visits a year, and a number of those visits lead to a referral to a specialis…