Sports & Outdoors


… and the 2021 GIFT Tournament winners are …

Congratulations to the boys on Capt. Mark Becton’s boat, as they were the winners of the 2021 Gasparilla Island Fly-fishing Tournament! It was held on Tuesday, Nov. 23, and $2,700 was raised for the Boca Grande Historical Center archival program. Shown here are Spencer Becton, Capt. Mark, winning angler Jacob Szatkowski and tournament founder and […]

2021 Lee County Parks & Recreation Turkey Hoop Shoot

November 26, 2021
Photos by Dusty and Cheryl Sponsored by Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Boca Beacon

This weekend the hoops, next week the GIFT

November 20, 2021
On Saturday, Nov. 20 you can show off your hoop-shooting prowess at the annual Turkey Hoop Shoot, sponsored by Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Boca Beacon. The actio…

GIFT Tournament set for November 23

November 12, 2021
Another island tradition is coming up, and if you’re a fly fisherman who loves to fish for redfish you won’t want to miss this one. On Tuesday, Nov. 23 the 26th annual Gaspa…

Winners! Manta Rays keeping the drama on the volleyball court, with the help of an island girl

October 28, 2021
Lemon Bay’s girls’ varsity volleyball team, the Manta Rays are on a winning streak and they’re determined to keep it going all the way to the state championship. On Tuesday …

If we build it, will they come? The future Rookery at Wildflower Preserve

October 22, 2021
The Lemon Bay Conservancy and partners are proud to announce that after a decade of hard work, committed partnerships, a vast amount of volunteer hours and dedication to vision…

Friends of Cayo Costa to host Cayo Costa Day November 6

October 22, 2021
Celebrate Cayo Costa! Will be held at the Island State Park on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Affordable all-inclusive tickets feature round trip boat transportation…