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TWO TARPON TOURNAMENT FINALS: ‘World’s Richest’ and Red Gill winners

May 30, 2024
The 2024 World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament concluded Thursday in Boca Grande. Overall, there were 133 tarpon caught on both days, 56 on the first day and 77 on the second. The winner, with 13 t…

Charlotte County Utilities reminds residents of water conservation

May 30, 2024
The Charlotte County Utilities Department reminds residents of year-round water conservation measures. Due to the extreme heat and lack of rain we are seeing higher water usage for irrigation. Com…

Take down the fence on 5th Street. Take a few steps.

May 30, 2024
If readers head to the end of 5th Street in Boca Grande, they will see a seaside attraction like no other. It is a wood fence, built completely across the whole length of the street, blocking acce…

Briefly: Legion Officers

May 30, 2024
The American Legion Family Installation of Officers will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at the American Legion Post 113, 3436 Indiana Road, Rotonda West. Lunch will follow.

South Gulf Cove locks

May 30, 2024
Daily closures of the South Gulf Cove lock will occur from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, Wednesday, June 12 and Wednesday, June 19. During the closures, boat traffic will not be allowed t…

Pioneer Trail work continues

May 30, 2024
Beginning May 20, 2024 asphalt replacement and repairs have begun on the Cape Haze Pioneer Trail. Work will encompass the entire trail and the bike trail will be closed in sections. These sections…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Teejay Alderdice, From Canada glaciers to Coral Creek

May 30, 2024
He’s a little tired of talking about himself, but Teejay Alderdice agreed to do it one more time for a Boca Beacon profile. He has just completed a long and intensive application process to become…

Blue-Green Algae Task Force Meeting on Tuesday, June 4

May 30, 2024
The Florida Department of Environment Protection is hosting a meeting of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4. Members of the public are invited to join in person at th…

House passes tax relief on Hurricane Ian deduction 

May 24, 2024
On May 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Federal Disaster Tax Relief Act sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.). The legislation, which still needs to be approved by the Senate, ens…

Hey, Moma! has lucky 13 with win of World’s Richest with $39,000 prize

May 24, 2024
The 2024 World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament concluded last night in Boca Grande. Overall, there were 133 tarpon caught on both days, 56 on the first day and 77 on the second. The winner, with 13…