For Parents &  School Age Children SEPTEMBER 9 at 2pm Truly Memorable & Uplifting  High Holy Day Services Attend services in J.C.M.I.’s Sanctuary.  Only $100 a seat (or $50 per Holiday),  applied to 1st year’s dues. We welcome you to join our family. Dues Include High Holy Day Seats Reduced 1st Year Dues  for New Members. For more information call […]

Man arrested after police chase

The following is a report from Captain David Baer of Marco Island Police Department. On August 28, 2010 at 1230pm, a white Cadillac was observed by a Marco Island Police Supervisor traveling at a high rate of speed northbound in the construction zone near the Jolley Bridge.    The Cadillac was stopped by the Police Sergeant in the vicinity of […]

Boat sinks when lift fails

On Sunday morning, residents on Marlin Court noticed that their neighbors boat had sunk and called MI Emergency Services.  The stern of this Grady White motor boat, with its two outboard motors attached, sunk into the canal below when the structure of the boat lift failed and collapsed, and the boat filled with water. Photos by Jim Sousa

Viva La Tour de France

In 2003, I was lucky enough to go to France and see Lance Armstrong cross the finish line in Paris to win his fourth consecutive Tour de France. My good friend and colleague in Island Bike Tours, Susan Evans, has done what most of us cyclists only dream of: riding some of the same routes in the Tour De France […]

New parking spaces at City Hall

There are new spaces to fill at City Hall. If your transportation has low emission, uses alternative fuel or is a hybrid vehicle, then there are two front row parking spaces at City Hall dedicated just for you! Look for the signs stating “Parking for Low Emission Alternative Fuel and Hybrid Vehicles Only” and you have found your space at […]

Barcelona- Part I

Located on the Mediterranean Sea in the northeast corner of Spain, Barcelona is a culturally diverse, artistically rich city; contemporary, yet rife with medieval sights. It is the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain. The Catalans like to think of themselves as somewhat independent of Spain; it is not uncommon to see graffiti that teases, “Spaniards go home”. […]

Brochure highlights the arts on Marco Island

The Arts Advisory Committee of Marco Island has produced a brochure intended to highlight the City’s growing art collection, and to provide an Arts Guide and map for visitors to the City. The colorful brochure contains a map showing the location of the City’s public art, as well as the locations of galleries, both public and private, arts education facilities […]

Free Helmets To Keep Kids, Families Safe While Biking

JACKSONVILLE – To keep kids and adults safe when riding their bikes along the many streets, sidewalks and trails of Jacksonville and across the entire state, the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) is offering free helmets to Florida families. The helmets will help prevent head injury, which is a leading cause of epilepsy and seizure disorders, especially in children. About 360,000 […]

Historical Society Invites you to September Meeting

Marco Island Historical Society meets Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Rose History Auditorium in our own new museum complex on Marco Island. 7 p.m. Open Social Hour. 7:15 Brief MIHS Meeting, Craig Woodward Docent Recognition. 7:30 Speaker Introduction: Jerry Masters. 7:35 History of the Fakahatchee: Marya Repko. Contact Jerry Masters 239-394-3917. Marya moved to Everglades City in 2000 to retire […]

A trip to the Bronx

Several years ago my wife and I ventured up to New York City for R and R. Two dear Marco Island friends (I wonder whether they still are after that trip?) were with us, and Honorable Son flew in from Los Angeles where he is a talent agent. We enjoyed shows and fine Manhattan dining, and all went well until […]

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