Free Bicycle Helmets, Lights & Locks!

Yes, FREE! Where: Marco Island Academy at 740 N. Collier Blvd #107, just down from Cold Stone Creamery at the Esplanade When: Saturday, October 30th at 1 p.m. Free while supplies last so arrive at 1 p.m. for the best selection. 100 helmets are available in many colors and sizes from toddler to age 8 youth. The Marco Island Police Department SRO Officer will be […]

Temporary Modification To Disinfection Procedures

Marco Island Utilities (MIU) will be temporarily changing the disinfection process for the potable (drinking) water supply. From October 11, 2010 through November 09, 2010, MIU will disinfect the water with free chlorine rather that combined chlorine/ammonia (chloramines). This conversion to chlorine (a stronger disinfectant) from chloramines allows MIU to perform an annual water distribution system purge as recommended by […]

Wednesday last day to request mail ballot

NAPLES, FL – If you are planning to vote by mail, Wednesday, October 27th is the last day to request the ballot be mailed to you.  Per Section 101.62, Florida Statutes, the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot be sent to a voter by mail is October 27th at 5:00 p.m.  After that date, voters will be required to pick […]


Here in Southwest Florida, citizens care how our local elected officials, as well as state and federal officials, are taking care of government. Have your say in what policy decisions will be made and who will be making them for us. Most of you don’t need a reminder, but for those of you who are busy working and caring for […]

Pink or Scarlet?

When Sean Kelly saw this pink ibis on Isles of Capri, he said, “She’s wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Actually, ibis may show pink for either of two reasons other than breast cancer awareness. One: About fifty years ago, several scarlet ibis, natives of South America, were released in south Florida and interbred with their close cousins, the […]

Meet Officer Hector Diaz

Officer Hector Diaz was born in New Jersey and came with his family to Jacksonville, Florida, when he was ten years old. He graduated from the St. Augustine Police Academy in 1991 as Class President, and then served as an Officer in Jacksonville for the following seven years. He was only the fourth Officer to be hired by the newly […]

Hideaway Beach re-nourishment project making progress

By Hillary Franks With approximately fifty percent of the project completed, Hideaway Beach is looking forward to bigger and better beach days. The Hideaway Beach Re-Nourishment Project started officially on June 21 of this year. The project will be completed in early December 2010. The goal is to bring more sand to the beach and keep it there, thus giving […]

Welcome to the Marco Sportfishing Club

The Marco Sportfishing Club is a social club which promotes backwater and gulf fishing camaraderie, tips, contests, fishing trips and tournaments. The club is non-profit, non-commercial, and meets the first Thursday of the month at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. President Pete Arcidiacono runs a structured meeting incorporating lots of laughter, fun, and education regarding fish and fishing in […]

Everglades City turns out to bless the crab boats

by Bonnie Woodward If you’d like to get a glimpse of “small town America” again and feel like you’re back in “the good ole days”, next year you must visit Everglades City for the blessing of the crab boats! As you may already know, most of the stone crab in this area comes from the commercial fishermen based in Everglades […]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: This is to address a disturbing situation that is occurring on Marco Island – that is, the opposition to establishing a charter high school on Marco Island. The Marco Island Academy is so much a win-win benefit to not only our children (the future of Marco) but to the community at large as well. To oppose this is […]

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