Changes in the season are for the (shore) birds

Nancy Richie  Have you noticed? There is a change in the way the morning and afternoon light hits Marco Island and in the way the air feels lighter on your skin. It must be fall in southwest Florida. To many, it means time for the first “snow birds” to arrive with the Island roads, restaurants and shops getting pleasantly busier. […]

Marco Island Police Department Halloween Safety Tips

The Marco Island Police Department wants to work with you to make Halloween safe! We will have several extra Police Officers on duty during traditional trick or treat hours.  Additionally your Police Officers will be supported by Code Compliance Officers, Reserve & Auxiliary Police Officers, Police Volunteers as well as members of the Marco Police Foundation – Neighborhood Watch group. […]

Ground-breaking Ceremony Planned for Collier & Davis Boulevards Improvement Projects

A brief ground-breaking ceremony will be held for the Collier & Davis Boulevards Road Widening Improvement Projects on Monday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m.  A tent will be set up on the grounds of 8770 Davis Boulevard, Naples. The tent location is near a building in the process of construction and across the street from Taco Bell.  (A diagram of […]

The Mystery of an 1890 Envelope Postmarked “Malco”

Craig Woodward  It was like an episode from PBS’s popular TV show – History Detectives, a local historical item with a large mystery behind it. The item: a very rare envelope with a most unique cancellation showing it was postmarked at Malco Florida and mailed in 1890 to a St. Clair Whitman of Cedar Keys, Florida. “Malco” was the official […]

Surrendered Chihuahuas Up For Adoption at DAS

DAS is looking for forever homes for 11 lovable Chihuahuas that will be available for adoption on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The 11 Chihuahuas came to DAS earlier this month after being surrendered by their owner.  The dogs are healthy and happy, but will need patient and loving families to help them blossom.  “They’re […]

An Historic Win!

Lely High School has a brand new title to add to their list of athletic achievements as the Varsity Girls Volleyball team is the new District Champion! Congratulations to Coach Selvey and each of the team members! The team will play for the Regional Championship next week.  

Marco Y hosts Summer Swing III

By Jim Curran Thursday, September 15th tennis players from all over the island gathered at the YMCA for phase III of the first ever summer season intra-island tennis club social. This was the third location visited in this program that involves four of Marco Island’s most popular tennis clubs. Those already visited were the Island Country Club and Hideaway Beach […]


By Monte Lazarus I’ve now reached the Age of the Physician, where every move is monitored, and your waking hours are spent being poked, prodded and provoked by doctors desperately trying to pay off their medical school loans. According to my records I have seen every “ist” in Collier County and elsewhere, beginning with anesthesiologist and ending with zygapophysic (which […]

Calusa Garden Club hosts district meeting

  On Friday, October 14, Marco Island’s Calusa Garden Club hosted the Fall District IX Meeting of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. The event was held at the Hideaway Beach Club with approximately 120 attendees. A continental breakfast was served. The invocation was by Reverend Kevin Koenig of Marco Lutheran Church and the colors were presented by Lely High […]

PEE WEE’s blast past First Baptist in final game

The youngest Eagles football team won this past Saturday by scoring a victory over First Baptist. While each team member was important, several made this their game of the season. When the Eagles were already up by 12 points at half time, coaches reminded the team that they still had another half to play and they needed to stay focused […]

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