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Letters: Island’s blue barrels were help to Englewood Helping Hand charity

May 23, 2024
To the Editor:  Thank you for weekly coverage which reminded Islanders to donate their non-perishable food to Englewood Helping Hand, Inc. The donations in the blue barrels were taken to t…

Guest Essay: Celebrating Community Progress, Masterplan update and community meeting set for Friday, May 17

May 9, 2024
BY FRIENDS OF BOCA GRANDE The Master plan to transform the Boca Grande Community Center Campus is being designed to benefit the entire community, offering state-of-the-art facilities, and versa…

Letters: Appreciation for Alano Club house effort

May 9, 2024
To the Editor:  Englewood Alano Club says thank you, Boca Beacon, for helping us with our ultimate goal of pursuing and securing our own permanent home with your fabulous write up. That wo…

Guest Essay: Thrill of a majestic Silver King

April 25, 2024
BY KATHY FUTCH Tarpon fishing became quite the sport in Boca Grande Pass, which is the deepest natural harbor in Florida. When the water temperature is just right and full of tasty shrimp and c…

Letters: Cape Haze peninsula needs an update to Charlotte County plan

April 25, 2024
To the Editor: Your April 12 editorial (Why Placida Matters to Gasparilla Island) is very much on point. I wonder if what you’re describing is essentially what the Comprehensive Plan should con…

Letters: Joni Mitchell song describes our local predicament

April 19, 2024
To the Editor: As Joni Mitchell sang “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” My eyes could not believe the likes of the building plans for the Island located longitude and latitude a…

Opinion: There’s a nitrogen problem in Charlotte Harbor

April 11, 2024
BY ROBERT J. ROBBINS AND PERCY ANGELO, CAPE HAZE Charlotte County operates four wastewater treatment plants that use secondary treatment systems that fail to remove most nutrients such as nitro…

Letters: Gasparilla Mobile Estates responds to coverage, park closure

April 4, 2024
To the Editor:  I have been reluctant to participate in your newspaper’s reporting in the past because I did not feel that the coverage was fair or accurate. However, considering your most…

Letters: Royal Palm Players thanks community

April 4, 2024
To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Royal Palm Players, I want to thank the community of Boca Grande for their support of our remarkably successful season. Our mission is to E…

Letters: Discussion and ideas needed to ensure full resident participation

March 28, 2024
To the Editor: As 25-year B.G. homeowners my wife and I hear mounting questions from residents as they try to understand the reasoning for the many recent impactful decisions made by the boards…