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  1. Mark Futch: His passing has left us in shockRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 21 | Boca Beacon

    ... another adventure awaited me. Every time I saw him, his smile always made me smile. A friend of his, Tim Wright from Placida, emailed me and asked if I would put his thoughts about Mark in the paper. I will close this story with those words, and ...


  2. Obituary Buck ColeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | Boca Beacon

    Wayne was born on December 12, 1933 to Ralph Cole Sr. and Ethel Dixon Cole on Little Gasparilla Island, Florida. Wayne spent his entire life in the Placida area, commercially fishing the waters until the net ban was enacted in 1995.


  3. Obituary: Frances Dale Elwood MelvoldRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    ... Beach Club, where they spent winters until her mother's passing in 2001. Frances and her husband then wintered in Placida and continued to visit the island. After her husband's passing in 2005, she returned to Gasparilla Island, spending winters at ...


  4. Fishing with Capt. JesseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Englewood Review

    ... fish and bait around without having to use an entire tank of fuel running offshore. A quick 10 minute ride from the Placida boat ramp will have you catching snook, trout, jacks, ladyfish, redfish, and even tarpon! Or, if you want to run offshore, ...


  5. Search for scallops coming soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    ... marina. Boaters who have participated in a previous scallop search will be able to pick up their equipment at the Placida public boat ramp the morning of the event and proceed directly to their assigned survey site. Reservations are required to ...


  6. Ronald (Ron) PlotkinRead the original story

    Aug 9, 2018 | Englewood Review

    ... gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Tidewell Hospice or Bocilla Islands Conservancy, Placida, FL Please feel free to submit your comments. Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must ...


  7. Scallop search set for August 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    ... marina. Boaters who have participated in a previous scallop search will be able to pick up their equipment at the Placida public boat ramp the morning of the event and proceed directly to their assigned survey site. Reservations are required to ...


  8. Become a volunteer water quality monitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    The health of Lemon Bay is important to us all and each month volunteers monitor the water quality at sites from Alligator Creek in Venice to Bull Bay in Placida to see that it stays that way. On the 1st Monday of each month, trained volunteers travel to one of 16 "fixed" sites to test the water for various parameters such as pH, dissolved oxygen, salinity, etc.


  9. Coral Creek convergence newest acquisition for CHPSPRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announces the permanent protection of the 55.7-acre Coral Creek Peninsula as an addition to the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park . The peninsula is strategically located at the convergence of East and West Coral Creeks near the town of Placida in Charlotte County, Florida.


  10. First Alert Traffic: Deputies monitoring Charlotte County's worst intersectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | WWSB

    ... istracted driving. Deputies say they will be monitoring high crash intersections on the SR 776 corridor (Sunnybrook, Placida, Gasparilla) throughout this week.


  11. Plans for Placida Fishery property announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    A public meeting was held on Wednesday, June 13 in Rotonda to update residents on the "Village & Marina at Boca Grande" project, planned for the old Placida Fishery property. He said the focal point of the proposed marina development would be a 150-room boutique hotel designated to cater to destination weddings and meetings.


  12. Buyer Pays $538,000 for Vacant Englewood Commercial PropertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | Sarasota Magazine

    The Boca Grande company Placida Investments, LLC, recently purchased almost 7.3 acres of vacant commercial property located at 6601-6691 Placida Road, Englewood, from the Ohio company Compass Placida, LLC, for almost $538,000. Stan Rutstein of RE/MAX Alliance Group represented the seller and Kevin Hyde of Parsley-Baldwin Realty represented the buyer in the transaction.


  13. Native Gardens closes after 18 years, Ronica to remain in flower biz...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    ... will still be available to create lovely floral creations for all requests in the future. She will be based in Placida but will not have a retail store at this point in time. Look for upcoming stories in the Boca Beacon and also information sent to ...


  14. New plans in place for Placida Fishing Village & Art MarketRead the original story

    May 8, 2018 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Residents who live in the Historic Placida Fishing Village won a battle to keep their collection of old buildings and small-time feel.


  15. The most amazing development: Fishery property sold once again, this...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    It may sound too good to be true, but it is: The Fishery property has been sold once again, and this time to a Boca Grande family. Cookie Potter-Feinberg and her husband, Jay Feinberg, closed on the deal just days ago under the corporation name Placida Point, LLC, after purchasing the 18-acre property from Caribbean Bay Mortgage Lender, LLC. "Cookie felt the property was in the wrong hands, and she was afraid that a bad plan would eventually go through," said Jay Feinberg.


  16. Great Lakes Boat Top founding family member diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Boating Industry

    Kenneth William Parks, son of the founder of Great Lakes Boat Top, died April 27 at his home in Placida, Fla. He was 82. Parks' parents started Great Lakes Boat Top in a Detroit, Michigan, garage in 1957.


  17. Mark Asparilla, MD to be inducted into Charlotte County Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    ... County's first hotel after 2004's Hurricane Charley. In 2013, Dr. Asperilla purchased the Fishery Restaurant in Placida from the Albritton family who owned it for more than 25 years. Under his ownership, outdoor dining and entertainment were added ...


  18. Services for Freddy Futch Saturday, April 7Read the original story

    Apr 6, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    ... Island, the sixth child of Rayford "Sug" Futch and Pearl Lowe Futch. His early years were spent at Gasparilla, then Placida, before moving to Tampa, where he graduated from Jefferson High School. He then enlisted in the Coast Guard and served for ...


  19. Mimi Carvalho is now Executive Chef at South BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    South Beach Executive Chef Mimi Carvalho can't make her way from the kitchen through the dining area without being stopped for a quick hello and hug from patrons dining in the establishment. Many know her from the 10-plus years she worked as executive chef at the Coral Creek Club, just off island in Placida.


  20. DUI at CausewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    A Placida woman was arrested for driving while under the influence at Gasparilla Road and the Boca Grande Causeway on Monday, March 26 after she rear-ended another vehicle. According to Charlotte County Sheriff's reports, Madalyn Tinervin was found asleep at the scene when the reporting officer arrived, and she displayed obvious signs of intoxication.


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