Marco Island Fire Department Fire Rescue Boats

By Jane A. Marlowe A recent boating fire incident once again brought to light the need for safety awareness and our vulnerability to potential life and property loss. Marco Island is a boating community and destination. There are over 100 miles of interior waterways with 6,000 registered watercraft on the island and over 30,000 in the county. In addition, […]


Dates for the 2013 Everglades Seafood Festival have been announced. It will take place over the weekend of February 8, 9, 10. This is the 40th anniversary of the famous festival that enlivens historic Everglades City. The traditional home-town family-fun event started as a fish fry and the proceeds benefit the local community. Last year about 42,000 visitors descended on the remote rural […]


The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance (CCLTA), a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing regional issues of mutual importance to the tourism industry and the Naples community, announced its 2012 Board of Directors. Steve McIntire, General Manager of the Park Shore Resort, has been elected as President. McIntire has been in hotel management for almost 40 years and is a […]

Play Poker with NFL Pros for Fred McCrary’s 44 Ways Foundation at Seminole Casino Immokalee

Poker, meet and greet, photos with athletes May 4   WHAT:  Former NFL fullback and Naples High School graduate Fred McCrary will host a Texas Hold ‘em poker tournament at Seminole Casino Immokalee as part of the seventh annual poker and golf fundraiser. The event benefits McCrary’s 44 Ways Foundation for local underprivileged children. Many current and former NFL players including Mike Vanderjagt (Colts/Cowboys), Winfred […]

Azimuth Technology Opens in Collier County

The founder of one of the first manufacturing companies in Collier County is at it again, creating opportunities for Collier County and its citizen’s. Entrepreneurs Len Zaiser Jr., and Len Zaiser IV, announced today the opening of a new defense manufacturing company in Collier County: Azimuth Technology. Located in the Westport Commerce Center at 10130 Market Street, Azimuth Technology will […]

Rental Scams

Over the past few weeks the Collier County Sheriff’s Office has received reports involving rental scams. The homes are usually listed on Craigslist and there are two ways the scam is perpetrated: 1) A scammer posing as a landlord asks the prospective renter to send money via Western Union or Moneygram in order to receive the keys to the home/condo. […]

New Book Takes Comprehensive Look at RTI: Authors provide practical tools for implementation

Response to Intervention (RTI) is one of the most important educational initiatives in recent history and plays a key role in teacher education and practice. In The Complete Guide to RTI: An Implementation Toolkit (2012), published by Corwin, authors Dolores Burton and John Kappenberg offer a user-friendly introduction to using RTI to improve outcomes for all students. The book demonstrates […]

Marco Island Civil Air Patrol Presented Senior Member of the Year 2011 Award

Each year the Marco Island CAP Squadron selects one of its senior members as being the outstanding member among his or her peers in the accomplishments of the prior year. The outstanding member for 2011 was truly an outstanding volunteer. Lt Colonel Richard C. Niess is a long-time CAP member. He has served in many roles in 5 different Wings […]

Hold the line on crime budget

Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk submitted his proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 to the Collier County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday in accordance with Florida statute. Over the past four budget cycles the Collier County Sheriff’s Office has decreased its budget by $20.6 million, with an accumulative offset of over $48 million. Along with these deep budget reductions, CCSO […]


Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd, will install newly elected leaders during worship on Sunday, April 29. Mr. Keith Walters was elected by the congregation to be their new chairman, replacing Carmen Brookshaw, who held that office for the past two years. The Vice President will be Lisa Hammond and continuing their service is Joe Sustersic as Treasurer and Ron Groenke […]

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