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  1. Boca Grande parking lot expansion project completed in time for holiday weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Boca Beacon

    The Fifth Street parking lot expansion project, a Lee County-owned site in Boca Grande, is now complete and open to the public in time for Memorial Day Weekend. The project, funded by Lee County Tourist Development Taxes, includes a new ADA-accessible boardwalk that provides beach access from the lot.

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  2. Profile: Travis JoinerRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Boca Beacon

    ... of a nice prize and even some bragging rights for this humble captain. After the tarpon move on out of Boca Grande Pass and a very short break in the summer, Travis will be heading to Cordova, Alaska in August to work as a silver salmon fishing ...

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  3. Placida paving project to continue through 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Boca Beacon

    ... sidewalk, as well as new storm water drainage that will run 6.5 miles on the east side of Placida Road from the Boca Grande Causeway to Rotonda Boulevard West," Slade said. The project also calls for the construction of left-turn lanes at Panama ...

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  4. Community rallies to support Bylaska familyRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Boca Beacon

    More than $10,000 has been raised by the generous people of Boca Grande and beyond to help to support Capt. Jackie Bylaska and his wife, Sandy, after Jackie suffered a stroke on Easter.

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  5. Three Sisters variance meeting set for May 30Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Boca Beacon

    Representatives for the Three Sisters Homeowners Association, Inc. will hold a public informal session to explain the variance request submitted to Lee County under VAR2017-00005. This session will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Boca Grande Community Center in the Woman's Club Room.

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  6. Boca Blue takes Howl, 54 recorded releasesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Boca Beacon

    Capt. Sandy Melvin and his team aboard Boca Blue came out on top again this year in the 2017 Howl at the Moon Tarpon Tournament held on Friday, May 19 in Boca Grande Pass. Melvin and anglers Bob Melvin, David Kelly and Michael Foster had eight releases in the tournament.

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  7. It's all in honor of the silver king The World's Richest...Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Boca Beacon

    As the anticipation of the World's Richest Tarpon Tournament has come and gone, the Boca Grande Invitational Art Show and Tarpon Festival will be just beginning. This year's festival, which includes music, food and nautical-themed booths, is set for Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Art Show will be held on Friday and Saturday as well, but it will primarily be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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  8. Are you ready to Red Gill? Tourney to commence May 28Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Boca Beacon

    The Red Gill Invitational Tarpon Tournament may be new to you, but this is actually the second year this event will be held. Fishing takes place on Sunday, May 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Boca Grande Pass and an awards ceremony will be held at Whidden's Marina directly afterward.

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  9. Lemon Bay Conservancy Awards ScholarshipRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Englewood Review

    ... Bay Conservancy. The scholarship award was established in 2012 by Ms. Elsie Bracken, a long-time resident of Boca Grande who holds the local record for the most tarpon caught by a woman angler over 1,000. She is a dedicated conservationist and ...

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  10. Local Anglers Will Participate In World's Richest Tarpon TournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 14 | Osprey Observer

    ... being no exception. This May, avid anglers, including many from the local area, will visit Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Pass with hopes of reeling in the silver king at the The World's Richest Tarpon Tournament. This year marks the 35th ...

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  11. Boca Grande home once owned by Katherine Hepburn may be movedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | NBC2 News

    An historic gem on Boca Grande is hidden behind a construction site near the water's edge but may soon have a new home. "I see the point of wanting to move it because it's part of history and they want to restore it there," said visitor Melissa Brown said.

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  12. Our sweet Miss Dee: 1941-2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Boca Beacon

    If Louise du Pont Crowninshield could be called "the fairy godmother of Boca Grande," Dee Wheeler could most certainly be called "the mom of Boca Grande." There is not enough room in this entire newspaper to write Dee's story, but we have to try.

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  13. New book announced by BGHSRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Boca Beacon

    Announcing a new book available at the Boca Grande History Center, 170 Park Avenue on the corner of Park & Banyan Street, entrance in back. "Once Upon an Island, Snapshots of Boca Grande's Historic Past" is a brief historical overview of the island's history from the first settlers to present day.

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  14. We're a pretty preppy place, I guess does that mean we have to wear shoes?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Boca Beacon

    According to Town&Country Magazine, Boca Grande is quite the "tony" location for getting hitched nowadays. In a May article, the periodical gives the top 12 preppiest wedding locations around the world, and we are listed as number six.

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  15. OBITUARY: Lowell Emerson BellRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 14 | Boca Beacon

    ... built boats at a business located not far from where Fishermen's Village is now, and he built the very first Boca Grande pilot boat called "Comet." Myrtle Padilla was born on Cayo Costa and her father - Andrew Lawrence Padilla - had a family whose ...

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  16. Many thanks to all who helped to cater Ladies DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Boca Beacon

    ... e party. It's so nice to see happy faces, old and new, jumping in to help. We are very happy to be a part of the Boca Grande Chamber Community.

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  17. Local captain laid up, funds being raised to help his family alongRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Boca Beacon

    Capt. Jackie Bylaska, a Boca Grande boy from way back, needs a little help from our close-knit island family. He suffered a stroke on Easter evening and just got out of a rehabilitation facility.

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  18. The Colonel came to catch some tarponRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Boca Beacon

    ... Sherry, who stays by his side and appears to (try to) keep him in line. This was his second time fishing in Boca Grande, but he is an avid fisherman in general. He came here a few years ago to fish as well. "We were invited by Randy Wayne White and ...

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  19. Catching quicksilver in the 2017 Ladies Day Tarpon TournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Boca Beacon

    The seas were rockin' and rollin' for the 2017 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament , but there were still 28 releases during the three-hour fishing time. The tournament is presented every year by the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce and a group of very diligent volunteers headed up by Melissa Laterza of Englewood Bank & Trust.

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  20. PROFILE: Kristie GundzikRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Boca Beacon

    If you've inquired about renting a place at the Boca Grande Club over the past few years, you've likely met Kristie Gundzik, assistant property manager at the club. Both of her parents, Wayne and Denise, are retired federal government employees.

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