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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Six generations in Boca Grande, Caro Onofrio

June 13, 2024
Usually, getting sick or injured is a pain – in more ways than one. In Boca Grande, though, it is made less so because of the people who work at the Boca Grande Health Clinic. One of those people …

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Boca Bay’s new community manager, Emma Doras

June 6, 2024
Emma Doras has only been at the Boca Bay Associations for about three weeks, but she brings good experience and a love for Boca Grande with her as the new community association manager and general…

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…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Ana Maria Eyrich, Family Ministry at Lighthouse United 

May 23, 2024
If a church wanted to show the ideal family to represent what they want its family-centered ministry to look like, they could not have done a better job than the Lighthouse United Methodist Church…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Constantine Mavroudis, pediatric heart surgeon

May 17, 2024
Among the yearly regulars at the Boca Grande Club is Dr. Constantine Mavroudis, one of the nation’s top pediatric cardiac surgeons. Born an American citizen in his ancestral home of Thasos, he has…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Urbanist & rebuilder of the Nation’s Capital

May 9, 2024
Boca Grande is very close to being a perfect community. That’s the personal and professional opinion of Oliver T. Carr, who has owned a home in Boca Grande for 20 years, and has been developing ho…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: 24/7 local bait anchored off Three Sisters

May 2, 2024
There is a synergy between what Nelson Smith Groome IV does and what the fisherpeople of Boca Grande do. One would have a hard time surviving without the other. They certainly would not be as succ…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Attorney, author and Southern storyteller

April 25, 2024
Jo Hackl, building grit Jo and Bob Hackl love Boca Grande and appreciate the sense of “intellectual curiosity” and “generosity” they feel when on the island. They enjoy the movies at the Commun…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Haiti deserves a break

April 19, 2024
Ben and Louise Scott are not preachers; they are business people. Ben was a very successful owner of multiple franchises with McDonald’s Restaurants until his retirement in 2001. They know who has…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Renowned Paper boy celebrates 80

April 11, 2024
Editor’s Note: This profile has been in the works for a number of years; we realized that in all the years of Dusty and the Beacon, we had not spotlighted him, and thought his 80th would be the pe…