Greater Marco Family YMCA Postpones “Sports Celebrity Speaker Series” event scheduled for Aug 31, 2011

The Greater Marco Family YMCA regretfully announces the postponement of the Sports Celebrity Speaker Series event scheduled for Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Major League Baseball great Luis Tiant was the scheduled speaker and was forced to cancel due to Hurricane Irene and its impact along the east coast of the US. This event will be rescheduled for the first week […]

Cancelled: Marco Island Executive Airport Taxiway temporary closing

CANCELLED. Commissioners/Board Members, please be advised that due to taxiway construction soil mixing activities within 200ft. of the runway for the tie-in of taxiway connectors, scheduled for next week, we will be issuing a runway closure NOTAM for the following time period: Effective:  0700 Local – Tuesday 09/06/11 Ending:  1900 Local – Thursday 09/08/11 During this time period, the runway […]

Water Disinfection during September by MI Utilities

Marco Island Utilities (MIU) will be temporarily changing the disinfection process for the potable (drinking) water supply. From September 1 through September 30, 2011, MIU will disinfect the water with free chlorine rather than 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 the […]

COASTAL COMMENTS

Donna Fiala  The Marco Island Kiwanis is again focused on helping children on our Island and others nearby. They have been collecting used printer cartridges all year and getting points from Staples Office Supplies to buy supplies for school aged youth whose families cannot afford to buy them at this time, what with the down-economy and the jobless rate. For […]

Leadership Marco

Leadership Marco is a program which is run by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. Participants are enrolled in nine bi-weekly full day sessions. Atten- dance at all sessions is mandatory. The participants are given the opportunity to learn all aspects of living and working on Marco Island. The schedule includes in depth informative visits and tours relating to everything […]

Cousteau Ocean Futures Society partners with MIA

By Natalie Strom As school has just begun in Collier County, students attending the new Marco Island Academy Charter High School should expect a unique learning experience during the school’s inaugural year. Jane Watt, Chairman of the Board of Directors for MIA, has developed an educational program based on the idea of using the diverse ecosystem of Southwest Florida as […]

Spay and Neuter Clinic labor day special

In celebration of Labor Day, Collier Spay Neuter Clinic (CSNC) will be offering special price incentives for owners to schedule their pets for spay and neuter during the clinic’s two-day No More Labor Day for Pets event. On Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Wednesday, Sept. 7, pets owners can take advantage Collier Spay Neuter Clinic’s (CSNC) No More Labor Day for […]

Rookery Bay interns analyze Sea Turtle data on Cape Romano

In a presentation held at Rookery Bay on August 10th, summer interns presented information regarding the sea turtle nesting habits on and around Cape Romano. Known for its “bubble house,” Cape Romano is a part of the Ten Thousand Islands chain. Along with Cape Romano’s beach, Morgan Beach, Blind Pass and Kice Island were also a part of the study. […]

Behind the Badge-Don Hunter

By Danielle Dodder Marco Island’s Police Chief Don Hunter is famous for a long stint as Collier County Sheriff. Like many of the officers now reporting to him, he came out of retirement to take the job on Marco. Unlike many of them, his backstory doesn’t include the traditional ‘boots on patrol’ career path. This “accidental sheriff” (his words, not […]

Do your part! Let’s keep our beaches healthy and beautiful!

Nancy Richie It’s mid August and that means we are 2/3 through the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting and Hatching Season. Beachfront property managers have been doing a great job with lighting compliance for our sea turtles by shading or turning off lights that shine on the beach by 9 PM nightly and giving constant reminders to their residents and visitors […]