‘Not in my backyard’ folks upset about Promenade discussion

■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE In another classic case of “don’t kill the messenger,” our Boca Beacon Facebook page went a little nuts last week regarding our article about the orange rocks on The Promenade at 3rd Street beach. Let me preface this by saying, I was not the one who created this famous venue. I […]

Please watch out for local wildlife while driving

To the Editor and all users of Gasparilla Road: I am so saddened every time I see a dead bird on the side of the road, an obvious victim of a car strike. I want to make people aware of the fact that the larger birds (egrets, ospreys, hawks, owls) need MUCH more room in […]

In response to an earlier letter

To the Editor: Responding to the article the “Gift: published 12-20-19. God’s “Gift of Grace is revealed in the bible in John 3:16 and Ephesians 2:8 & 9 which states – For it is by Grace you have been saved through faith – and this is not of yourselves, it is the Gift of God […]

Red tide report …

In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at low and medium concentrations in Charlotte County, background to very low concentrations in and/or offshore of Lee County, and background to low concentrations in and/or offshore of Collier County.

BTT and the New Year

To the Editor: As 2019 draws to a close, many of us will write a list of resolutions for the New Year, things that we can do better, or action we can take to benefit our communities and improve the world around us. Here at Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, we’re striving to do our very […]

‘Taste’ event not only fun, but helpful as well

To the Editor: We at Harry Chapin Food Bank are looking forward to the 18th annual “Taste of Boca Grande” on Feb. 3, a highlight of the season and a testament to the caring and generosity of those who sponsor the event and those who attend it. What could be more wonderful than a night […]

Historical Society thanks community for stellar support

To the Editor, and everyone in the community: Thanks to all who came to hear Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan speak on December 11. As the Beacon declared last week, she “awed” the crowd in the auditorium where she described the work of astronauts, engineers and others to launch and repair the Hubble telescope.  Earlier that day, […]

Red Tide update

In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background and very low concentrations in Sarasota County, and background to medium concentrations in Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 K. brevis cells per liter) were observed in 7 samples from estuarine sites in Charlotte and Lee counties, and 3 samples […]

Many thanks from ‘One More Day’ Foundation

To the Editor: We at One More Day Foundation would like to thank the Boca Grande community from the bottom of our hearts for your generous donations made to us after our recent mailing. As you know, we provide foster hospice for homeless dogs and ensure a beautiful last chapter for each dog. We place […]

‘Shameful and illegal’

To the Editor: Well, you may ask, what is shameful and illegal? As Boca Grande’s resident historian, I will tell you. Two newbies have erected and planted obstructions on our historic Promenade walk. Doing such a thing is shameful and may be illegal. That public right-of-way that extends from 1st Street to 5th Street has […]