Letters to the Editor


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

September 15, 2022
To the Editor: 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….

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

September 15, 2022
To the Editor: My wife and I are fulltime residents of Little Gasparilla Island (LGI). It is my understanding that the PSC denied the proposed LGI sewer plan for the third and final time. Howev…

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

September 8, 2022
To the Editor: We have learned that today, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, will be Dr. Tom Ervin’s final day working full shifts at the Boca Grande Health Clinic. I feel it is important for me to commen…

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

September 8, 2022
To the Editor: Lee County Natural Resources is boosting public outreach efforts to help residents make the connection between pet waste and water quality. More than 75,000 households will recei…

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

September 1, 2022
Dear Editor, This is in regard to the article about the proposed sewer on LGI and Palm Island. To begin, the article was filled with so many blatent inaccuracies and it is evident that the owne…

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

September 1, 2022
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 de…

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

August 25, 2022
To the Editor: 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…

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

August 25, 2022
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 C…

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

August 18, 2022
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 contr…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sailing class graduates from ESA

August 18, 2022
To the Editor: The graduates of the 3rd Learn to Sail Class offered by Englewood Sailing Associates (ESA) stand proudly with their coaches and their director, C.H. Ritt.  At the Sailing…