The Boca Beacon’s Hurricane Watch

UPDATED 2330 SEPT. 26 … The Boca Grande Causeway does NOT close to CAR traffic. It closes to BOAT traffic when winds reach sustained 40 mph. That means if you are in a boat and the winds are 40 mph or higher, you aren’t coming under the Boca Grande Causeway swing bridge. Officials will sometimes close the bridge to general traffic after a storm has passed and officials have declared it unsafe to come on the island.

Primary election results 2022:

The primary election held on Tuesday, Aug. 23 yielded 41 votes onsite at polling place 122, otherwise known as the Boca Grande Community. Of those 41, seven were Democrats, 33 were Republicans and one was a Non-Affiliated voter. There were 174 mail-in votes for our precincts and no early voters. County wide voter turnout was […]

Around the Town

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Dogs and nesting shorebirds, sea turtles don’t mix

Many kinds of wildlife depend on Florida’s beaches for their survival, including endangered and threatened species. Over 30 species of shorebirds and seabirds use beach habitats for nesting, resting and finding food. Some birds also use the beach during winter or for rest during long migrations.  Sea turtles use Florida’s beaches as nesting sites from […]

Festival furniture event on Gulf Boulevard March 19

The 2022 United Methodist Women’s Strawberry Festival may be over, but the goal of raising money for charity continues with a furniture sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 19 at the home of Jan Myers, 421 Gulf Blvd. Jan’s garage, which serves as a storage area for Strawberry Festival bargain and boutique […]

OBITUARY: Lowell Brockway Dana II

Lowell Brockway Dana II, age 85, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022 at his home in North Muskegon, Mich. surrounded by his family. He was born in Muskegon, MI on July 12, 1936 to Lowell and Zita Dana (Vos), attended Muskegon Public Schools and graduated from Lake Forest Academy High School in Lake Forest, IL. […]

Climate, catastrophe and faith: Dr. Philip Jenkins to speak at St. Andrew’s March 15

Dr. Phillip Jenkins, a professor of history at Baylor University and considered one of America’s best scholars of religion, will discuss his latest book, “Climate, Catastrophe and Faith,” at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Tuesday, March 15, at 4 p.m.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remembering a different type of Placida ‘culture’

To the two birds who are now the stewards of Placida, which is an estuary bay of Coral Creek (Caloosa Creek?). Imagine after your bridge card party, you and your mate took off to fly to the tops of 60-foot pine trees that encircled an ethereal small valley of deep ferns (where your babies could fall down safely). Above, another 100 pelicans (pterachtodons?) deafening pelican-Jurassic Park noise all in the pine tree rookery that was, through time, on that point or nearby, where they could fish the Placida shallows.

Last call for Lovelines!

NOW IS THE TIME TO CONFESS YOUR LOVE, WHETHER IT’S RED AS FIRE OR WHITE AS A DOVE;YOUR LAST DAY TO SEND THEM IS FEBRUARY 8, IF YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOU, YOU SHALL NOT BE LATE!Email your lovelines to mshortuse@bocabeacon.com by Tuesday, Feb. 8.