LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pet friendly shelter information and more

To the Editor:  Don’t leave your pets, and don’t use your pet as an excuse not to evacuate. Don’t put yourself, your family and your pet at risk! You are responsible for planning for your pet. Take your pet disaster supplies if you evacuate, go to friends/relatives, a public shelter (Charlotte County public shelters are […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Celebrating five years of films with ‘Friends’

The Boca Grande Film Festival (BGFF) is one of our biggest events of the season, and we have to say that we enjoy bringing the community together for a true cinematic experience. Utilizing almost the entire community center grounds, we transform our venues into a theater atmosphere. With the help of Artistic Director Jonathan Jackson, our BGFF Committee and our BGFF Sponsors, we are able to source and present the top films and documentaries in the major festival circuit.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thoughts on maintaining septic systems and more

What would make sense to us and others with whom we have talked moving forward is a specific plan to protect our waters and our health by ensuring that our septic systems are functioning properly. Listed below are a few ideas in that regard. Others will undoubtedly have more.   

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many thanks to Dr. Ervin for all he has done

For the record, oncologists on two coasts were absolutely confident that Nancy had leukemia. The clinic doctors saw differently. In our earliest conversations, Ray told us that Tom suspected it was “something else.” On Nancy’s first day in the ICU, a nephrologist (now her nephrologist) correctly isolated a rare and deadly vasculitis as the culprit, but not before three major organs failed. The vasculitis attacked her heart, her lungs and her kidneys, but she was being attended by the necessary specialists. And. it was all happening on a right-now basis. Today her heart and lungs are back, performing as desired. Nancy has finally been accepted into Tampa General’s kidney transplant program.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘It’s your duty; pick up the doodie’ says Lee County to residents

Dovetailing off the county’s successful fertilizer-ordinance education and outreach, the postcards feature a slime monster walking a dog and tossing a bag of pet waste into a garbage bin. Messaging includes, “Do your duty; pick up the doodie,” and “It’s up to you to bag the poo.” More information is available at fertilizesmart.com/pet-waste-info.html. The county will support the mailings with social media posts and other communications efforts.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: LGI resident explains in detail why last week’s story in Beacon was all wrong

In February 2022, the PSC held a two day public hearing in Venice for EU and potential customers to present their case and preferences. This hearing was held at a cost of $200,000 and was streamed live, video available now. Did the Boca Beacon attend? If so, you saw the owner of Environmental Utilities testify along with his attorneys and witnesses and present their whole case. Then you saw the opposition with their attorney and expert witnesses. You saw the Office of Public Counsel Attorney, who represents the public in utility cases and you surely saw that the room full of potential customers who spoke were overwhelmingly opposed to EU’s application for the wastewater certificate. Finally you must have observed the very close attention the Commissioners were giving to each witness and speaker. In addition most of the approximately 1000 letters of correspondence received by the Commission expressed the same opposition.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast earns national mark of distinction

To the Editor: Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has been protecting nature in Southwest Florida since 2003. After first being accredited in 2010, then reaccredited in 2016, they are delighted to announce the renewal of their land trust accreditation for another five years – once again proving their commitment to professional excellence and to […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Island resident gives thanks for historical dictatorial regarding Eldred’s Marina, offers kudos to another

First off I would like to offer condolences and respect to Mr. Tim Dixon and the family for the loss of his brother Sam. I would also like to say how exquisite and memorable were the series he submitted to the Beacon regarding the history and current state of historic Eldred’s Marina. That was an excellent idea to put into the public record all the trials and tribulations the family has endured. I certainly hope the Charlotte County Commissioners have the grace and decency to decide on behalf of the Dixon family. It’s the only right thing to do after all their years of giving to the community

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Red grouper recreational harvest to close in Gulf on August 30

To the Editor: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is closing the recreational harvest of red grouper in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico, excluding waters of Monroe County, on August 30 for the remainder of the 2022 fishing season. Harvest will reopen on Jan. 1, 2023.    This closure is consistent […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lee County commissioners award contract for new shade structures at 10 Parks & Rec facilities

Lee Commissioners award contract for new shade structures at  10 Parks & Recreation facilities To the Editor: The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to award a contract for new shade structures at 10 Lee County Parks & Recreation facilities.  The $1.3 million contract with Florida-based Industrial Shadeports, Inc. is to install shade structures […]