Last Saturday, Beacon writers Liza Strout and Jack Short were treated to a kayak ecotour by Barrier Island Parks Society. The trip started at Don Pedro landbase, continued on Don Pedro Island, along the beach and through a mangrove tunnel into a lagoon.
The results of the Florida Press Association’s 2012 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest are in, and the staff at the Boca Beacon will once again be bringing home awards in multiple categories. This year, the Boca Beacon was the only island publication to win awards, 13 in total.
The Boca Grande Community Center hosted its last Youth Fishing Tournament of the season on Saturday, May 4 at the Boca Grande Fishing Pier. The weather was beautiful and a lot of families came out to enjoy the day.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - When Jack Short moved from Pennsylvania to Florida as a pre-teen, it took him some time to make the adjustment. After all, the towering trees and welcoming woods of the Keystone State are dramatically different than the saw palmettos and scrub brush here, and he was a huge fan of exploring the outdoors.
It took our new writer here at the Boca Beacon about 10 years to come to the realization that here in Florida, it’s not necessarily the woods you want to explore ... it’s the water.
Auto-Owners Insurance is pleased to announce that Key Agency Inc. of Englewood and Boca Grande, has been named one of the Top 10 growth agencies for the company in the Lakeland Region for 2012.
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