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Letters to the Editor


Come for the art, stay for the fishing and fun

May 18, 2018
To the Editor: Tarpon season is here, the great fish are biting, and excitement is building in Boca Grande Pass for the 36th annual World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament, a long-standing island traditi…

More thoughts on our post office problems

May 18, 2018
To the Editor: Kudos to Gary Martin! He has the guts to take on the BG post office and their harassment of the patrons. For years this has been a problem, and it was exacerbated a few years ago whe…

Stay prepared during storm season with the GICIA

May 18, 2018
To the Editor: The 2018 Hurricane season is almost upon us. Although we sincerely hope this is a quiet season and the GICIA Alert List will not be needed, we want to be sure that everyone has the c…

May 13: Mother’s Day freebie at Mote Aquarium

May 11, 2018
To the Editor: This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a fun-filled day at Mote Aquarium. Come SEA all the animals, learn about the oceans they call home, and make memories that will last a lifetime. …

Why are we putting up with this Post Office practice?

May 11, 2018
To the Editor: Several years ago I wrote, and the Beacon published, a letter critical of our Post Office and some of its practices. In that article I highlighted their handling of mail which doesn’…

How Jane Carlson fell in love

May 11, 2018
To the Editor: My heart nearly broke upon reading Phil Snyder’ s (executive director of Suncoast Humane Society) article titled, “What about me?” in the Beacon on March 23. Yes, what about them, th…

In recognition of a job well done: Thank you, David Hayes

May 3, 2018
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – The last quarterly meeting for the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority in April went by very quickly, which is unusual for a GIBA meeting. With the bridges and new tollbooth buil…

Recreational and commercial trap fishery workshops scheduled for May; your input needed

May 3, 2018
To the Editor: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on the recreational and commercial stone crab and blue crab fisheries and the commercial spiny lobster tr…

Resident thanks Friends for smashing season

May 3, 2018
To the Editor: Much praise and thanks are due to Marta Howell and the staff of the Friends of Boca Grande for their marvelous program of almost 120 events. The range and very high quality of the pr…

Resident encourages people to be ‘unifiers, not dividers’

April 27, 2018
To the Editor: I read Capt. Johnson’s letter to the editor this week with great interest and felt his nostalgia for a different era. As he described it, Boca Grande was once an isolated, unique and…