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Letters to the Editor


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lemon Bay Garden Club 2023 Garden Tour & Fair announced

October 26, 2023
To the Editor:Preparations are underway for the upcoming Lemon Bay Garden Club 2023 Garden Tour & Fair. The self-guided tour includes seven beautiful local gardens. Save the dates, Friday and …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More information about upcoming parking discussions

October 26, 2023
To the Editor:The structured parking plan that now seems to be a source of controversy is not about Gilchrist Ave. The plan is for the Lee County portion of Gasparilla Island. It is intended to pr…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Without parking regulation, we’re just another Coney Island

October 26, 2023
To the Editor:As a member of the Boca Grande Parking Committee, created by the GICIA in 2015, I am thrilled that a comprehensive parking plan is up for a vote by the Lee County commissioners on Tu…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Local Toys for Tots program already getting ready for Christmas, donations being accepted

October 5, 2023
To the Editor: I know it seems early, but the Charlotte County “Toys for Tots” campaign  has already begun. Please email Toys for Tots if you have any questions at charlotte.county.florida…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boca Grande Woman’s Club announces scholarship opportunities

October 5, 2023
To the Editor: The Scholarship committee of the Boca Grande Woman’s Club is now accepting applications for the 2024- 2025 school year. Applicants for the program must meet the following criteri…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The importance of voting

October 5, 2023
To the Editor: I wanted to take a moment to talk about the importance of being voter-ready. Voting is a crucial aspect of our society, and it’s how we make our voices heard. This is why my team…

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….