Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Collier County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee currently has two vacancies, one for a term that will expireon October 1, 2013 for which the member will represent “labor active in home building” and one for an alternate member with a term to expire on October 1, 2013. One of these applicants must be a resident of Immokalee. This is an 11-member committee created by Ordinance 91?65 ... Read More »

Marco Island Center for the Arts Hires New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Marco Island Center for the Arts, home of the Art League, announces that Lynn M. Holley has been hired as their new Executive Director. Holley recently moved to the Naples area from Santa Barbara, California, where she was the curator and gallery director at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center. She is an independent art ... Read More »

On Memorial Day We Talk The Talk. Now We Must Walk The Walk

A Guest Commentary by Joe Batte By now we have all had the opportunity to pay our respects to all our fallen military heroes this past Memorial Day. As Veterans, this is a sacred bond amongst us. As Americans, it’s the price we pay for our freedom. Most of us will rarely meet the wounded or widows of our armed ... Read More »

Agencies Test Worst-Case Scenario at Marco Schools

By Danielle Dodder “It was creepy,” describes Captain Dave Baer as he developed a school violence training scenario that turned into a prophetic one. Four days before multiple area agencies converged on the Tommie Barfield/MICMS campuses to play out a response to a father resolving a custody dispute by trying to forcibly remove his children from school, the tragically real ... Read More »

Road Closure of Yellowbird & Bluebird

Visit the link below to read this on our website. N Collier Blvd Drainage Phase 3 Posted Date: 5/20/2011 To facilitate the installation of this large storm drain project, it will be necessary to create a day-time detour and closure of Yellowbird and Bluebird. This road closure and day-time detour will be in place from May 24th, until June 6th or sooner if the ... Read More »

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Orlando, Fla., May 6, 2011 — SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today announced the launch of “Turtle: The Incredible Journey,” a family documentary directed by National Geographic Explorer’s Nick Stringer. The film will be distributed in partnership with Hannover House by SeaWorld’s newly formed SeaWorld Pictures division. Hannover House is the entertainment unit of Target Development Group (Pinksheets: TDGI). Turtle: The ... Read More »

The Greater Marco Family YMCA this Summer

The Greater Marco Family YMCA reminds kids and adults about the importance of swim lessons, water safety and the health benefits of swimming Marco Island, Florida May 9, 2011 – For kids and adults looking to escape the hot sun this summer, the Greater Marco Family YMCA invites the community to come swim at the Y. At the Y, there ... Read More »

Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards

9th Annual Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards Ceremony Honors Top Performing Tourism Employees Collier County’s top tourism stars were honored with Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards at the ninth annual Collier County Tourism Week celebration and luncheon today at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa, with over 200 people in attendance from the area’s tourism industry. ... Read More »

Four Unforgettable Nights – One Remarkable Series!

Naples Town Hall is pleased to announce “A Conversation with Glenn Beck,” Saturday, January 7, 2012. Join us for a revealing evening of unique insight into the heart and mind of iconic figure, Glenn Beck as he engages in intimate dialogue with friend and best-selling author Eric Metaxas. If you have not already subscribed to the 2012 Naples Town Hall ... Read More »

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

  What matters most is the faith the community has in the Conservancy to use those dollars to support and protect our quality of life future for generations.” To support the core programs and mission of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, endowments for policy, education, science and research ensure support for ongoing and future programs and resources. “Funding to support ... Read More »

Goldenrod Sewer Construction

Bald Eagle Drive Traffic Impacts BALD EAGLE DR is scheduled for Sewer Construction beginning on or shortly after Thursday, May 12th.  There will be three segments of construction: 1) Goldenrod to Yellowbird, 2) Yellowbird to Samoa, and 3) Goldenrod to Hartley. The work zone will include both the Southbound lane and the Left Turn lane (where it exists).  ALL traffic ... Read More »

LCEC customers can say goodbye paper, hello green!

May 4, 2011 – North Fort Myers – LCEC recently added new functionality allowing customer to go green by turning off their paper bills through the LCEC website. Once enrolled in the program, customers receive a monthly e-mail notification when their bill is due and have the option of paying with a multitude of payment options. Enrollment available at ... Read More »

McDonald’s® Newest Addition

Introducing McDonald’s® Newest Addition to the McCafé® Line of Beverages – McCafé Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Southwest Florida consumers can win free Frozen Strawberry Lemonade all summer long by finding giant cups of the new menu item hidden throughout the area Today, customers can visit McDonald’s® restaurants in Southwest Florida and across the country to experience the newest blended ice beverage ... Read More »

Cancer Treatment

First use worldwide of the recently FDA approved Varian “Capri” High Dose Radiation Cancer Treatment Fort Myers, Florida – 5 May 2011 – Premiere Radiation Oncology marks a historic day for cancer treatment not only here in Southwest Florida but worldwide. Premiere Radiation Oncology, the newest and most technologically advanced radiation oncology treatment center in Southwest Florida has performed a ... Read More »

The Marco Players Theater

Marco Island, FL – The Marco Players Theater is announcing the 2011-2012 season. This season includes four fabulous, heartwarming productions. “Chapter Two” by Neil Simon. This comedy was released in 1979, and is like many of Neil Simon’s plays, an autobiographical story about his life. It tells the tale of George Schneider, a writer whose wife has just recently died. ... Read More »

Centennial Bank Star Tellers

Marathon, FL, Friday, May 6, 2011: Centennial Bank congratulates Justine Townsend and Laura Castro of the Marco Island branch for earning the Centennial Bank Star Teller award. “The Star Teller program sets the bar in regards to the quality of service we wish to see from our employees,” states Teresa Condas, President of Centennial Bank’s Florida Region. “Justine and Laura ... Read More »

MICMS Athletic Awards

Marco Island Charter Middle School held its annual Student Athletic Awards ceremony in the school’s gymnasium recently.   Roger Raymond, Athletic Director and Coach was the Master of Ceremonies.   The year brought home several new Sunshine State Athletic Championship banners which will hang proudly in the gym.  Roger mentioned “Marco Island Charter Middle School offers a wonderful mix of ... Read More »

Water Conundrum: When using less is running the system dry

By Danielle Dodder Negative elasticity of demand is a complicated way of saying that the more something costs, the less consumers will use it.  It was the leading concern expressed by councilman Bill Trotter at the May 12 meeting to asses city water rates. Complicated is also an apt description of the new cost of service study, termed by the ... Read More »