Editorial


Editor’s Note: What a difference a week can make

March 20, 2020
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Last week in this same spot on the front page we had two cancellations in our social calendar, with a mention of a third, due to COVID-19 concerns. This week the spot is taken u…

EDITORIAL: A time to think, a time to plan

March 20, 2020
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Did you ever think things would get this crazy? Just a couple of weeks ago we were worried about things that seem so inconsequential now. Whether you believe this virus threat i…

EDITORIAL: Be kind, patient and polite if using the new dog park

February 28, 2020
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Rumor around the watering hole is that the “new” Boca Grande Dog Park is already open for business, fences be hanged. It’s a good feeling to know the tradition will be carrying …

GUEST EDITORIAL: A million-dollar incentive gift for Suncoast

February 14, 2020
SUBMITTED BY SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY – Suncoast Humane Society (SHS) is charged up to complete their Capital Campaign to build a new Animal Care Center, and they need you today. To gain even more m…

It’s the 33rd Englewood Bank & Trust Invitational Art Festival

January 17, 2020
To the Editor: It’s hard to believe that a tiny group of local artists would start an art show 33 years ago which would become the incredible fine-art exhibit that it is today.  Everyone is getting…

Items needed for soldier shoeboxes

January 17, 2020
To the Editor: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is getting ready to send Valentine’s Day care packages to U.S. military troops serving in the Middle East, and your help is needed. The following items …

Many thanks from young writer Hampton B.

January 17, 2020
To the Editor: I want to say thank you for all of your help. You are so nice to tell others about my book. I could not have had the opportunities with out your help. You guys do such a great job ea…

Less leaf blowing = less noise for all

January 10, 2020
To the Editor: For the good of the community, let’s reduce or eliminate leaf blower usage around Boca Grande. We all come here to enjoy family and friends, the outdoors, and the peace and quiet and…

Thank you for shining light on Promenade

January 10, 2020
To the Editor: I salute you for your efforts to shine some light on the serious erosion of Boca Grande’s character presently taking place along the seawall in town. We all have a lot to lose here. …

Reader feels death on beach was mishandled

January 10, 2020
To the Editor: I just read your editorial column in the recent Boca Beacon. I too am appalled at the circumstances of handling that “death situation.” I am retired from a 40-year career in cardiolo…