Opinion


THIS DATE IN THE BOCA BEACON

January 26, 2023
Boca Beacon backpages FIVE YEARS AGO Dr. Paul Cox, the featured speaker for a Friends presentation on toxic algae in water, enlightened us to the fact that a tiny organism in said algae coul…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you, Boca Grande for spreading Christmas joy to those who need it most

January 26, 2023
To the Editor: I am writing to thank Boca Grande​​-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: FWC deploys dive team to search for derelict vessels

January 26, 2023
 To the Editor: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently deployed its Surface Supply Dive Teams, under the leadership of Lieutenant Stuart Spoede, to search for…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bivalent booster clinic set for February 2 at BGHC

January 26, 2023
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Health Clinic will be conducting a drive-thru COVID-19 “updated booster” or Bivalent booster clinic on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9 to 10 a.m. for our registered pati…

In all things, lessons can be learned

January 20, 2023
By Rep. Mike Grant “Thank God!”  I remember holding my wife and kids close after Hurricane Charley, so grateful to be alive and have them with me. Things can be replaced, but family can…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where are the gopher tortoises? What about the roaches?

January 20, 2023
To the editor: Where are our gopher tortoises? These sleepy creatures normally thrive in the northwest corner of Gasparilla Island where they burrow in the soft sand along the Gulf. They ven…

GUEST EDITORIAL: It’s been … a year

January 20, 2023
BY SHERIFF BILL PRUMMELL, CHARLOTTE COUNTY It’s been a year. A year of highs and lows, leaving us with a broader appreciation for this journey we are on and those with whom we choose to surroun…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lee Commissioners accept $5 million in emergency recovery grant funds to replace beach sand

January 20, 2023
To the Editor: The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday, Jan. 17 to accept grant funds of $5 million from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for Hurricane Ian and Nic…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Storm debris still be collected in some communities … but not in Boca Grande

January 19, 2023
To the Editor: Lee County thanks residents who were given set-out deadlines in some unincorporated areas and have placed their remaining Hurricane Ian debris at the curb. The county reminds tho…