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Woman’s Club donates BIG to EmComm fund

September 14, 2023
With a projected expenditure amount of around $300,000, the Island EOC Emergency Communications and Interoperability Working Group gratefully accepted a $75,000 contribution from the Boca Grande W…

POLICE BEAT

September 14, 2023
Woman leaves child in car to swim with sharks off Bokeelia, Boca Grande Fire Department marine unit responds The Boca Grande Fire Department had to make their way all the way to Bokeelia on Mon…

Two arrested for damages done at Inn Golf Course

July 6, 2023
Two teenagers from out of state were arrested this week after being caught by Lee County deputies for some disturbing crimes. According to reports, on Tuesday, June 27 Lee County Sheriff’s dete…

ISLAND SHERIFF, FIRE AND EMS: BGFD calls from June include some fainting, some falling

July 6, 2023
It was a pretty quiet Fourth of July on the island for the Boca Grande Fire Department and Lee County EMS. Just a few calls came in and most of them were easily solved. On Tuesday, July 4 at 10…

Operation Dry Water has commenced

June 29, 2023
As the July 4th holiday approaches, millions of boaters from across the country will convene on our nation’s waterways. With the increased public presence on the water, there is also an increase i…

POLICE, FIRE, EMS NEWS – The mystery of the boat fire continues …

June 1, 2023
On an already smoky Boca Grande day caused by fires in Cape Coral and Matlacha, when a call came in as a boat fire at 8:43 p.m. on May 30, it was easy to speculate that the caller might just be se…

Hang tag program update and more from the Fire Department

April 20, 2023
Since Hurricane Ian, the Boca Grande Fire Department has been working hard to update and finesse certain policies and procedures to optimize response to such natural disasters. One of those polici…

POLICE, FIRE, EMS NEWS

April 20, 2023
Firefighters responded to numerous calls so far in April: 31, to be exact The Boca Grande Fire Department responded to numerous calls so far this month, including the following: • 12 medical…

Lee County Sheriff and staff meet with island organization heads to discuss employment of person on sex offender list

February 16, 2023
Sometimes, doing the right thing and enforcing important laws isn’t as easy as it sounds. Such is the case with the continuing saga of a person hired by two island organizations who, it was discov…

Lack of cell phone service almost claims a life

February 16, 2023
If you’re tired of the unreliable cell phone service the island has experienced since the storm, be thankful you don’t have an emergency call to make. Jim Turpin found out last Friday, Feb. 10 tha…