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Letters to the Editor


Many thanks from Kids Classic coordinators: With 31 releases, they rocked the Pass!

June 10, 2016
To the Editor: The Board of Directors of Boca Grande Charities, Inc. would like to thank everyone for making the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament such a great success. An event like…

Why does the County allow plantings to occur?

June 3, 2016
To the Editor: This past week, a new resident in our community, Pat Neal, added a very attractive curb lawn to the front of their house on Gilchrist. As a result, three public parking spots have di…

LBC supports expansion of Florida Forever Project

June 3, 2016
To the Editor: The Lemon Bay Conservancy (LBC) is a 501(c) 3 charitable land trust operating successfully in the Charlotte Harbor Watershed since 1972. LBC is pleased to provide this letter of supp…

World’s Richest thanks given to many

May 27, 2016
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce wants to thank everyone who participated in, sponsored, donated to or volunteered for the World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament 2016. We all had …

Ladies Day committee thanks all for a great time

May 27, 2016
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce’s 26th Annual Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament had a successful outcome with a field of 36 boats and 11 total tarpon released on May 7, 2016. Bre…

Thank you to all who have served

May 27, 2016
To the Editor: We will always be grateful and thankful to the Beacon for the story of John Bourgoin and Walter Tatko. Great story about two great guys who contributed to victory in WWII. They were …

Celebrate World Ocean’s Day with Mote on June 4

May 13, 2016
To the Editor:      Come celebrate our connection to the ocean during a World Oceans Day Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Mote Aquarium. World Oceans Day is an internatio…

Letter to the Editor: I don’t think you understand what I meant

May 9, 2016
To the Editor: After my letter to the editor in the Boca Beacon appeared a couple weeks back Ms. Watkins, chair of the bridge board, called me at my home. We had a civil conversation about what had…

Beware the oxymoron, my son!

May 6, 2016
To the Editor: As a proud homeowner and winter resident of Boca Bay for over 20 years, I found out from the letter to the Beacon by Skip Perry (April 29) that I am an ochlophobist. Well, I have be…

Hope for Haitians committee thanks community

May 6, 2016
Ben and Louise Scott are the chairmen of Boca Grande’s Hope For Haitians Committee, which is currently fundraising to build its fourth…