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April 11, 2024
The Boca Grande Fire Department is raising money to replace its ladder truck and refresh the department fleet after damage caused by hurricane exposure.  “We can’t even rely on it as a backup b…

April 11, 2024
The Boca Grande Fire Department came the aid of First Baptist Church of Boca Grande with the installation of their new speaker system.         Contributed photo

April 4, 2024
More fun than kids and walkie talkies Citizens interested in learning how to use the handheld radios supported by the new island AUXCOMM system are invited to attend upcoming training sessions….

April 4, 2024
Hurricane passes allow island residents and business owners to get back into Boca Grande after a major storm or evacuation event. Property owners and commercial businesses can obtain reentry passe…

March 28, 2024
BY BO HAMRICk, PROJECT COORDINATOR The Boca Grande Fire Department has received a of a further $148,000 from the Island Disaster Fund for the Auxiliary Emergency Communications System project,…

March 28, 2024
A power line came down at 805 Belcher Road on Saturday, March 23. While the images are dramatic, no one was hurt, and power was restored to the South end of the Island after the incident, reported…

March 28, 2024
COURTESY LEE COUNTY SHERIFF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE It’s the height of tourist season in Florida and our beautiful spring weather lends itself to outdoor activities like bicycle riding along …

March 21, 2024
The Boca Grande Fire Department in conjunction with the non-profit Respect First Responders (R1R) will be hosting an open house and the Putting Around Boca mini-golf event this Saturday, March 23….

March 14, 2024
To the Editor:  Thank you for the standby Emergency Operations Center announcement coverage in this week’s Beacon. The emphasis in bold you added in the highlights & system overview se…

March 14, 2024
The public is invited to a March 21 presentation on the design for the planned Standby Emergency Operations Center, part of the Auxiliary Emergency Communications backup emergency system for Gaspa…