Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation unveils youth development park at Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

NAPLES, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2012) – The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, through a generous donation from Jay and Patty Baker, recently unveiled a multipurpose youth sports complex in Naples at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Baker Field will provide underserved and at-risk youth with a safe place to play and participate in education and character development programs. […]

New No parking Zones and Fines

Over the past year citizens living in the southern portion of the island have become increasingly concerned with safety and quality of life issues affiliated with parking in the neighborhoods. Various city Departments including the Police, Community Development and Public works worked with residents in an attempt to resolve the issues. It became apparent that current signage and ordinances were […]

TREASURES IN THE TRUNK

On Saturday, December 1, 2012 the San Marco Columbiettes will be having a Treasures in the Trunk fundraiser in the San Marco Parish Center parking lot. The trunk sale will be from 8am to 1pm. Vendors should be set up by 7:30am. People will have an opportunity to sell their new, used, antique, etc. from the trunk of their car. […]

JEWISH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Thanks to the generosity of donors from the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida (JFCS) donated complete turkey dinners for Thanksgiving to 28 families who are struggling with food insecurity.  JFCS is a non-sectarian human service agency providing mental health counseling, senior support programs and financial assistance to the Southwest Florida community. www.jfcsswfl.org

Collier County Special Olympians Score Big at 2012 State Bowling Competition

Special Olympics Collier County took a delegation of ten Special Olympics athletes and one Unified Partner to the 2012 State Bowling Competition in Orlando, FL on November 16-18 2012 to compete against athletes from around the State. Our athletes gave their all to their competition with the following results. Shawn Denton                                   Gold Medal                Doubles Bruce Irvin                                          Gold Medal                […]

CCSO, Community Take Stand Against Human Trafficking

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Collier County Coalition Against Human Trafficking, held an anti-human trafficking community event in Immokalee recently  at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st St. More than 450 members of the community attended the fourth annual “A Day Without Slavery” event to learn more about human trafficking and ways to identify victims of […]

The Marco Island Newcomer’s Club Annual Welcome Back Luncheon

Rachel DeHanas, Realtor Partner at the Sandlin Team, had fun walking down the fashion run-way showing off some of the season’s latest designs at The Marco Island Newcomer’s Club Annual Welcome Back Luncheon on Thursday November 8th. This annual event welcomes back all the snowbirds back for the season. A fashion show was presented by Georgie’s of the Marco Town […]

Newest Animals A Little on the Small Side

During a visit to Naples Zoo, you can see the tallest animals in the world that stroll the plains of Africa or the giant reptiles that bask in our Florida sun. The newest arrivals, however, are a little on the small side. And they’re meant to be. They are called miniature zebus. These tiny cattle are as cute as they are small. The Zoo’s […]

Naples Winter Wine Festival volunteers celebrate success

Naples Winter Wine Festival volunteers and trustees of Naples Children & Education Foundation – the founding organization of the festival – recently celebrated the 2012 festival’s success. The brunch celebration took place at Waterside Shops. NCEF Trustee and Board Chair Anne Welsh McNulty told the group that 347 volunteers spent 3,886 hours working on the 2012 festival, which raised $12.2 […]

Marco Island Yacht Club Hosts Open House

Celebrate the holiday season dining with the best waterside view of the Marco Island Boat Parade The lights, the palm trees, the waterways. Celebrate the holiday season with the best waterside view of the 25th annual Marco Island Boat Parade while dining at the Marco Island Yacht Club’s Harbor Dining Room. Today, MIYC Membership Director Lisa Luft announced the Club will […]