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  1. Teddy Roosevelt visits Charlotte Harbor, finds some excitementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | Boca Beacon

    This is a picture of a manta ray. It is shaped like a triangle, but that's not the most interesting part of this picture.

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  2. Chronicling the legend of Mark Futch: Memories from his brother, his wife, his daughter, his friendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    Chronicling a legend: We're pretty sure Mark Futch would like the way that sounds, and it's pretty apt. Every time a small plane flies low over the island, every time tarpon season comes and goes, every time another tall fishing tale is told, we'll be looking instinctively for Mark.

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  3. PROFILE: Phelisha DoggettRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    BY SUEa SERWIN - Phelisha Doggett, a dispatcher at Grande Aire Services for the past five years, caught the first fish at the 2018 Ladies Mix, Match or Draw Tarpon Tournament held in July in Boca Grande Pass. She was invited to fish with a team aboard the Phil-Jack, led by Capt.

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  4. OBITUARY: Maxine Pearl Futch BowieRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    She was born on July 27, 1928 to Ray "Sug" Futch and Pearl Lowe Futch on Gasparilla Island. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, James Paul Bowie; beloved son, Douglas Wilkinson, Sr.; beloved daughter Leslie Ann; and siblings Alma, Ray, Duane, Hugh and Freddy.

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  5. Robert and all the other JohnsonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    Robert Johnson is the historian of the Boca Grande Historical Society, a group in which he has played an important role for almost 25 years. But Robert's interest in island history goes back even further because his family, like the Gaines, Padilla/Darnas, the Whiddens, the Colemans, the Coles, the Lowes, the Futchs, the Joiners, the Bylaskas, the Polks, the Fugates and others is a major part of that history.

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  6. Convoy for clean water set for July 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    On July 14, activists are planning a "convoy" of cars with banners and messages, starting in Punta Gorda and looping down through Alligator Alley and back up to Lake Okeechobee for a press conference regarding the current state of our water quality.

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  7. Profile Zachary LozanoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    Zachary Lozano is the new Gasparilla Island State Park manager, but he is certainly not new to Boca Grande. Zac worked at the park several years ago before advancing his career in several other parks around the state.

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  8. Where to take Mom for Mother's Day? Check this outRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    Fusion Restaurant at the north end of the island is offering a special menu for Mother's Day with some delicious new dishes available created by Chef Tim Spain. The restaurant will be closing for the season on Mother's Day, so enjoy it this weekend.

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

    Apr 13, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    Community and tourism champion Mark O. Asperilla, MD has been selected as the 2018 Charlotte County Tourism Hall of Fame inductee and will be inducted during the annual tourism luncheon on Tuesday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. The Hall of Fame was established in 2014 to honor those who have had a substantial and long-standing body of work that has positively impacted tourism in Charlotte County.

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  10. Spurgeon, Johnson hold court at first 2018 History BytesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    Mark Spurgeon and Robert Johnson gave a presentation on the history of island real estate on Wednesday morning at the Johann Fust Community Library. "My grandfather came from North Carolina to Punta Gorda for the mullet fishing," Johnson said, "and they eventually made their way to Boca Grande."

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  11. 2018 Pro Tennis Exhibition Series Starts January 31Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    The 2018 Pro Tennis Exhibition Series will be held each Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Boca Grande Club from January 31st through March 14th. The first of the exhibitions will be the first Men's Semifinal match on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. among Boca Bay Pass Club's Director of Tennis H Wetzel, the Gasparilla Inn's Assistant Pro Jamie Thormann, local league player Luke Andreae, and Jacaranda West Golf & Country Club's Director of Tennis Adam Zastempowski.

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  12. St. Andrew's Outreach team helps to build seventh home in area through Habitat for HumanityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    On Saturday, Jan. 13, 21 local volunteers led by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Building Outreach Coordinator John Lovo of Rotonda West installed exterior wall sheeting on a new 3-bedroom, 2-bath, single-family home being built with Habitat for Humanity in Port Charlotte. This home is the seventh that St. Andrew's has supported with its time, talent and treasure as part of the 11-church Apostles Build program coordinated by Ms.

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  13. Profile Cheryl MillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Boca Beacon

    Cheryl Miller has been collecting shells in Boca Grande for many years. She and her husband Bruce were reacquainted with the Island in 2002.

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  14. Punta Gorda Airport passenger traffic increases in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 | Boca Beacon

    The Charlotte County Airport Authority announced the total passenger count for the twelve months ending Nov. 30, 2017 is 1,368,754. The Punta Gorda Airport passenger count for November 2017 was 110,097.

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  15. Local seaplane pilot fails retirement, which could work to your advantageRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 | Boca Beacon

    Fourth-generation islander Mark Futch tried desperately to succumb to retirement, but his plan has failed miserably. This may mean good things for island residents, though, who have longed for the convenience of a plane taxi service to pick them up right at their front door.

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