For members of the Marco Island City Council the evening was somewhat uncomfortable as a number of residents came forward to question their decisions on circumstances surrounding the departure of City Manager Roger Hernstadt. At the February 6th meeting of council, Hernstadt’s letter of resignation was read into the record by City Attorney Alan Gabriel. That resignation was to be effective July 7, 2017 as per the stipulations of the contract between the city and Hernstadt.
Naples writer Roy Eaton, in his book “Soldier Boy,” describes life’s challenges as “numerous and complex.” Roy writes these words from experience. The first of his many life challenges began upon birth.
In celebrating its 50th anniversary, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church unveiled its time capsule, marked to be opened on February 10, 2017. This was history in the making, as the time capsule was planted underneath the pulpit 25 years ago inside the Parish Hall.
Danny Mootispaw is now known to many Island residents. An October 27th article in the Coastal Breeze News, “This Judge has a Big Heart,” told the heartwarming story of a Naples County Judge and her bailiff going the extra mile to get Danny out of a tight spot.
Recent residents to Marco Island, Chris Haunschild and his wife Jennifer, read an article about the Artificial Reef Project and wanted to provide a lasting gift for the people of Marco Island and Southwest Florida.