Editorial


EDITORIAL: A thank you to you, in a very big way

April 29, 2022
Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Whether we’re talking about the freedom to roam around the world without masks and vaccination records, or the multiple choices we used to…

This date in the Boca Beacon …

April 14, 2022
FIVE YEARS AGO In celebration of Florida Lighthouse Day, 108 lucky people climbed the Gasparilla Island Light (formerly known as the Rear Range Light). They were the first-ever civilians to acc…

EDITORIAL: Lake O update – We made a difference!

November 26, 2021
Over the past several months many of you joined me in voicing our displeasure with the future management plan for Lake Okeechobee, known as LOSOM. Last spring, the Army Corps of Engineers offered …

EDITORIAL: We say goodbye, and thank you, to Jungle Joe

November 26, 2021
They say that everyone is expendable, when it comes to a job. No matter how well you do it, how long you’ve been there, whether there’s no one else there who even remotely has a clue as to how to …

Lit Forum is back with ‘Circe’ November 4

October 22, 2021
To the Editor: The Literature Forum is back and looking forward to inaugurating its 2021-22 season on Thursday, November 4th, with a presentation of “Circe” by Madeline Miller.  This follo…

EDITORIAL: More COVID lessons learned through experience

August 13, 2021
This is an editorial piece. It does not reflect information given by medical professionals, only experiences lived by the writer. On September 11, 2020 I sat at this same desk and wrote an edit…

EDITORIAL: Want to know why people are against the nomination to the National Historic Register? Here’s why

July 23, 2021
The National Register of Historic Places topic has been beaten into the ground since it began last year. No one knows this better than me, trust me. We may (or may not) be coming to some sort of c…

EDITORIAL: Still waiting on answers regarding the Hill Tide Estates beach saga

May 30, 2021
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – I realize a lot of you have questions about who owns what land and beach down by Hill Tide Estates. Our story from last week that talked about security cameras and guards saying…

EDITORIAL: Will Charlotte Harbor be the next domino to fall?

March 27, 2021
BY AARON ADAMS – What used to be an expansive seagrass flat, is now a mix of open sand and thick algae. The cancer of too many nutrients is spreading throughout Charlotte Harbor. This does not bode…