TOWN CENTER = Community Redevelopment Area?

IBERIABANK’s “In The Round” #35 Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala, City Councilor Bill Trotter and City Manager Steve Thompson will be presenting and answering questions from our guests about Marco Island’s C.R.A. project as we kick off IBERIABANK’s  “In The Round” lecture series for 2010. Every Islander needs to know all of the pros and cons of the coming C.R.A. project and have input […]

Truth Never Happens in Real Time

A friend of mine wrote a book and the first sentence is “Truth Never Happens in Real Time.” I always thought it presented an interesting theory. There are all sorts of sayings about “truth”… “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” “The truth will set you free,” “the plain truth” or while taking the stand in a court of law […]

A Rare Opportunity

The Marco Island Historical Society is sponsoring a field trip on Saturday, March 13, 2010, to the Rendell Research Center on Pine Island. This will be a full day of demonstrations, exhibits and hands-on activities presented by the Florida Museum of Natural History. The keynote speaker will be George Burgess, an internationally known shark and sawfish expert. Admission is $5. […]

Curves of Marco Island Hosts Food Drive to Benefit Local Families

Club offers freebies for both existing and potential members who participate Marco Island, FL (Grassroots Newswire) March 1, 2010 – Curves of Marco Island is encouraging women in the area to show their philanthropic strength by participating in the annual Curves Food Drive. And, even though donating food to families in need is its own reward, the club is offering […]

Grants Committee Forms to Assist Parks Department

A new committee of volunteers formed under the Marco Island Parks and Rec Department to assist the park with grant applications. There are a handful of grants available on the state and national level which provide funds for specific projects. The committee is comprised of Chairman Carla Mickes, Bob Bowe, Barbara Murphy, Steve Stefanides, Brian Hauser and Parks Director Bryan […]

Breezin’ Through

Marco Chamber After 5 The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Business After Five February was hosted by AVOW Hospice of Naples and M&I Bank located at the Esplanade. Co-sponsors for the event were J Robert, Kretches, M&I Bank, Marco Island Equipment and Publix. [nggallery id=6]

Kids and Their Buddies Spend a Meaningful Day

On Tuesday, February 9, 114 second-graders from the Guadelupe After School Program (GAP) in Immokalee (Pinecrest and Highlands Elementary Schools) were welcomed by Big Buddies at the 18th Annual Hideaway Beach Buddy Day, for an excursion filled with fun and learning. The kids paired up with adult buddies from Hideaway Beach, Fiddler’s Creek, Verona Walk, Eagle Creek, The League Club, […]

The Silver King

After the Civil War, there were few rugged pioneers who chose to settle on the old shell mounds that the islands of Southwest Florida offered and attempt to eke out a living. Few were willing to endure mosquitoes, heat, and almost total isolation, with towns and villages accessible only by boat and no railroad or roads within hundreds of miles.  […]

Body Control at Impact

It has been said that golf is an unnatural game. Your body faces in one direction while you swing the club in another. When you swing the club head down at the ball, it goes up, and when you swing the club head up at the ball, the ball goes down. Most players use their bodies when trying to hit […]

CityScope

At the Tuesday, February 16 meeting of the Marco Island City Council, The First Reading of the Seawall Ordinance was deferred to the March 1 meeting. Dr. James Riviere, who had served as the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee, summarized the ballot results of the votes from the January 26 election when the seven following amendments were […]