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

    Yesterday | 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.


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

    Friday Jul 6 | 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.


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

    Wednesday Jun 27 | WWSB

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


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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 ...


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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 ...


  11. 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 ...


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. BraDazzle Raises Cash For MammogramsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2018 | Englewood Review

    ... afford a mammogram. They serve people who live in Englewood, Grove City, Rotonda West, Cape Haze, Boca Grande, Placida, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port and Venice. Last year they provided approximately 200 mammograms and other additional ...


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

    Mar 2, 2018 | Englewood Review

    ... when conditions are potentially risky or you think things may go south quickly. Let's say you plan to launch at Placida and run to Pine Island Sound with 35 mph winds out of the north, well you're just asking for trouble. When it's time to run back ...


  16. Gasparilla Boat Tours Introduces New ExcursionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | Englewood Review

    ... to support the ADA for guests with disabilities. They are located at Gasparilla Marine, 15001 Gasparilla Rd, Placida. To contact them, phone: 833SUNTOUR, email or online at Please feel free to ...


  17. The passing of a legend: Goodbye, FreddyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    ... Gasparilla after the war, to a village that was dying. Walter Gault had moved the fishery over to the mainland, in Placida, and there were few families left in the little village. "My dad had $300 in his pocket," Freddy said. "He went to Walter ...


  18. Friends of Cape Haze rep: While this was an amazing community effort, it's not over yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    ... things. Off-island participants came from many different communities, including Anglers Club, Boca Vista Harbor, Placida Harbour, Gasparilla Mobile Estates, the Landings, Cape Haze Property Owners Association, Cape Haze Windward and Port Charlotte. ...


  19. Mosquito alert: They're back! Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | WFTV Orlando

    ... spray a total of 4,000 gallons of the insecticide. The county also is conducting ground treatments in El Jobean and Placida, Schermerhorn said. Saltmarsh mosquito broods tend to develop and hatch in rapid succession after a long dry, dormant period, ...


  20. Community voices concerns over Placida fishery projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2018 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Charlotte County has plans to tear down the historic Placida Fishing Village and replace it with condos, shops and restaurants. It's near the Boca Grande Causeway off of Gasparilla Road.


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