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Letters to the Editor


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Island AUXCOMM group thankful for new donation to project, to all who donated and for great coverage

September 28, 2023
To the Editor: I’m very glad to advise you that in the wake of Friday’s comprehensive Beacon update on the Auxiliary Emergency Communications Project, a concerned private citizen donated $20,00…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: October is a WILD month at Boca Grande Lighthouse Methodist Church

September 28, 2023
To the Editor: October is shaping up to be a fun and exciting month. We will launch our new MOMS Connection on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 6 p.m. The group is free and open to all moms (beca…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fifth Street Beach Access closed as a safety precaution

September 22, 2023
To the Editor: The Fifth Street Beach Access on Boca Grande has been closed as a safety precaution because Hurricane Idalia eroded the beach and washed away the access ramp.  The Beach …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: New court money scam to watch for

September 22, 2023
To the Editor: The State Attorney’s Office would like the public to be on alert for a scam happening in Southwest Florida, targeting people being subpoenaed for court cases and demanding money….

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A letter from Florida’s CFO

September 22, 2023
To the Editor: This week, I highlighted the success of the My Safe Florida Home program, which helps Floridians harden their homes against storms while reducing their insurance premiums. It’s n…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GIMM thanks everyone for a great season

September 14, 2023
To the Editor: The Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum (GIMM) and Whidden’s captains had a great tarpon season! We hosted  two “Howl At Moon“ tournaments, and William Woodroffe hosted two mo…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Summer and fall news at BGCC

September 14, 2023
To the Editor: The summer has been an active season at the Boca Grande Community Center, and that will continue through the fall. Here are some highlights of what has happened and what is to co…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Closed for the month, but not out of touch …

September 7, 2023
To the Editor: The Boca Grande History Center will be closed from September 1 – 30 as we refresh our exhibits for the coming season.  We appreciate your patience and will announce our reop…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shorebird and sea turtle presentation to be held in September at Port Charlotte location

August 31, 2023
To the Editor: Charlotte County Environmental Specialist Suzanne Derheimer will host a presentation on Charlotte County beach nesting species from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Harol…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: BIPS to hold golf tournament to benefit the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse

August 31, 2023
To the Editor: Save the date! Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS) will host the Light Keeper’s Open on Monday, Oct. 30 at the exclusive Coral Creek Club to benefit the historic Gasparilla Islan…