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Altitude adjustment for Capt. Mark Futch Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:55 BY MARCY SHORTUSE - The familiar sight of a bright white seaplane against a deep blue sky has been imprinted on our minds for years. We would look up, wave, and say, “Hey, there’s Mark.” Capt. Mark Futch isn’t going anywhere, but the air taxi business he ran for 34 years has been sold. He has hung up his commercial pilot hat, and traded it for ... well, whatever hat he wants to where during his “semi” retirement. Read the Full Story
A dog named Nathan and his journey Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:54 BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Have you ever looked at the animals up for adoption in the Boca Beacon and wondered what became of them? We know of several happy endings that have been made possible through promoting the dogs and cats of local animal shelters, but sometimes one in particular will stick out as more memorable. Read the Full Story
Profile: Shauna Lee Lange Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:45 BY JACK SHORT - Shauna Lee Lange is a thoughtful, outspoken, and well-spoken person who has gone from military to federal civil service, and who has more recently began to focus on “whole living,” as she puts it. But she’s always loved farmer’s markets, she said. Read the Full Story
Obituary: Josephine Conte Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:43 Josephine Badenhausen Conte, known to her family and friends as Josie, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Read the Full Story
Letter to the Editor: From one taxpayer to another ... let's just go to Legoland Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:40 To the Editor: When I read Mr. Regnery’s letter to the editor, I kept experiencing déjà vu. Then it hit me ... this is just a rehash of all the junk mail we received about Gilchrist last year. Read the Full Story
Letter to the Editor: Apologies for fishing tournament cancellation Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:34 To the Editor: Due to inclement weather, the 40th edition of the Lee County Parks & Recreation/Boca Grande Community Center’s Youth Fishing Tournament was cancelled. Read the Full Story
Fire department discusses stats, proposed budget for FY15 Friday, 18 July 2014 14:04 BY JACK SHORT - The Boca Grande Fire Control District met Wednesday, July 16 to discuss monthly stats, housekeeping, and the proposed budget for the 2014/2015 fiscal year, which reflects some item increases at the same millage rate as the previous year's. Read the Full Story
Beacon team brings home five awards from FPA Friday, 18 July 2014 13:58 The outstanding team that comprises the Boca Beacon and Gasparilla Gazette staff received five awards from the 2013 Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper contest. Read the Full Story
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Read more...BY MARCY SHORTUSE - The familiar sight of a bright white seaplane against a deep blue sky has been imprinted on our minds for years. We would look up, wave, and say, “Hey, there’s Mark.”

Capt. Mark Futch isn’t going anywhere, but the air taxi business he ran for 34 years has been sold. He has hung up his commercial pilot hat, and traded it for ... well, whatever hat he wants to where during his “semi” retirement.


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Read more...BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Have you ever looked at the animals up for adoption in the Boca Beacon and wondered what became of them? We know of several happy endings that have been made possible through promoting the dogs and cats of local animal shelters, but sometimes one in particular will stick out as more memorable.


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Read more...On September 22, Daniel Wesley Talbott pled no contest to reckless driving with damage to a person or property, according to an officer of the 20th Judicial Circuit Court.


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District detectives request the public’s assistance in solving an occupied residential burglary that occurred in the Charlotte County section of Gasparilla Island where some expensive fishing equipment was taken.


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Read more...Albert “Tom” Bushnell Wende, a lifelong Buffalo, N.Y. resident, died September 21, 2014 with family by his side.


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