Letters to the Editor


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Financial support from Ann Potter Wilson Foundation provides BGHS with essential tools

February 3, 2023
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Historical Society & History Center wishes to extend our immense gratitude for the surprising support from the Ann Potter Wilson Foundation. This past year ha…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Question arises from a reader – What’s going on with that bridge?

February 3, 2023
To the Editor: Several years ago, The Gasparilla Inn rebuilt the bridge that traversed the Boca Grande bayou and the golf club. At that time a “temporary” metal bridge was put in place for pass…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Chowder event successful for Island School

February 2, 2023
To the Editor: The Island School PTO would like to thank everyone for their hard work in making the Chowder Dinner SO successful! We served over 400 people!   We would have never been a…

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…

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…

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…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: FEMA Announces Special Consideration for Temporary Housing Units in Special Flood Hazard Areas

January 12, 2023
To the Editor: After reviewing in-depth analysis and evaluations, FEMA recognizes Special Flood Hazard Areas may be the only feasible option to place temporary housing units in Charlotte, Colli…