Daily Archives: December 12, 2012

Marco Moms Against Cancer Calendar

Sales are strong for the inaugural 2013 Marco Moms Against Cancer calendar. Stop by one of the distributors listed below to pick one up in time for holiday gift giving. The calendar makes a great gift and the best part is 100% of the proceeds will go to the local American Cancer Society unit. You can purchase the Marco Moms ... Read More »


BMO helps Naples Equestrian Challenge prepare for event Employees from BMO Private Bank and BMO Harris Bank, both a part of BMO Financial Group, recently organized a volunteer team for a day dedicated to helping Naples Equestrian Challenge prepare for their 7th Annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance. BMO volunteers pulled up their bootstraps and painted a cottage as well as ... Read More »

CAP Board of Governors selects Chairman, Vice Chairman

Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors (BoG), meeting in person for the first time since the organization’s new governance structure was introduced in August, today elected retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John Speigel as its chairman and CAP Lt. Col. Ned Lee as vice chairman. Speigel, previously the board’s vice chairman, succeeds Brig. Gen. Richard Anderson when Anderson’s term concludes ... Read More »

Marco Island Center for the Arts

The Clay Guild, an adjunct of the Marco Island Center for the Arts, is holding its second annual pottery show, called It’s a Wrap, now through December 20. More than 180 pieces of pottery, everything from hand-built to wheel-thrown tableware and accessories, are on display in the Lauritzen and Rush galleries. Sharing the spotlight with the Clay Guild are whimsical ... Read More »

Update of the Vehicle Accident Damaging the Big Flag Pole

On Wednesday, November 7, the Collier Boulevard median, housing the Big Flag Pole, lighting fixtures and the Welcome to Marco Island sign was the site of a vehicle accident causing severe damage. Clarification of the accident, damage report, estimates to repair and replace, and procedures in affect, were discussed by the Big Flag Committee at a recent meeting. Attending were ... Read More »

The Golf Club offers non-resident memberships

Situated amidst lush natural surroundings with saw grass marshes and abundant wildlife in Naples, Florida, The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek has consistently been ranked among the top in the nation. Non-residents now have access to The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek.  A limited number of non-resident annual and seasonal memberships are available at The Golf Club. Memberships are tailored to the needs ... Read More »

Volunteer mentors needed for Immokalee students

The Immokalee Foundation is looking for mentors to participate in Take Stock in Children, a statewide program that makes it possible for at-risk students in the community to reach academic and personal success. In 2001, TIF brought to Immokalee and since then, the foundation has matched volunteer mentors with qualified students from Immokalee Middle School and Immokalee High School to ... Read More »

Prudential Florida Realty Associates

With more than 110 Realtors and guests in attendance three Prudential Florida Realty Associates were recognized and honored by their peers at the 37th Annual Installation of Officers and Directors and annual awards presentation of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors at Hideaway Beach Club. Gerry Rosenblum was installed as President for 2013 of the Marco Island Area Association ... Read More »

Christmas Decorating Contest Committee Plan for the 16th Annual House and Business Decorating Contest

The Christmas House, Business and Condominium Decorating Contest begins the week beginning Monday, December 10 announced Chairman, Dave Rice. Enthusiasm is building among Marco Island residents as early decorations already displayed. In 2011, the contest included over 1800 homes and 125 businesses judged. Marco Island has long been noted for the many outstanding Christmas decorated homes. Residents and visitors alike ... Read More »

Holidays with the Swamp Boys

The “Swamp Boys” from AMIkids Big Cypress went to the Bentley Village Retirement Home to help decorate it for Christmas. They started by getting all of the boxes out of storage and then unpacked them. Not only did they put up the decorations, they worked with the seniors, helping them to join in the fun as well! They worked side by ... Read More »


Collier County Landfill Open Monday, December 24, 2012, closed Tuesday, December 25, 2012 (Christmas Day) Open Monday, December 31, 2012, closed Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (New Year’s Day) Collier County Recycling Drop-off Centers Closed Monday, December 24, 2012 and Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Closed Monday, December 31, 2012 and Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Collier County Trash / Recycling Holiday Collection Schedule There will be no trash or ... Read More »


State Roadways countywide: Maintenance permit project — Crews are replacing raised pavement markers nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight, Sunday night/overnight, December 9 through Thursday night/overnight, December 13, weather permitting.Crews also will be striping nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday night/overnight, December 9 to Thursday night/overnight, December 13, weather permitting. Work requires a slow moving operation. Crews will work on the following ... Read More »


First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, an independent community bank serving the banking needs of businesses and individuals, is hosting a food drive to benefit St. Matthew’s House. Items being collected include peanut butter and jelly, canned goods, non-dairy creamer, canned tuna fish and chicken, dry cereal, powdered and evaporated milk and instant potatoes. Donations will be accepted at ... Read More »


About a dozen Peoples Gas workers now heading to New York to help National Grid In a first-of-its-kind trip, a baker’s dozen TECO Peoples Gas workers are leaving for New York today to help National Grid restore natural gas service to its Long Island customers who continue to be without service in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Crews left this ... Read More »


Marco Island Police Department Partners with The Shelter for Abused Women & Children for a Donation Drive of Dreams Marco Island Police Department has teamed with The Shelter for Abused Women & Children this Holiday season by hosting a Donation Drive of Dreams. We will begin collecting new and unwrapped gifts and basic necessities for women. children. and men of all ... Read More »

CCSO To Offer ID Theft And Fraud Awareness Class

Collier County Sheriff’s Office Identity theft and fraud awareness will be the topic of the next Collier County Sheriff’s Office Minority Affairs meeting. The hourlong ID theft and fraud presentation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S., Naples. The course is free and open to the public. Lt. Chad Parker ... Read More »

Underwriters and Donations Needed for Holiday Gift Shop for Immokalee Kids

The Guadalupe Center of Immokalee seeks businesses and individuals for underwriting and donations for its annual Holiday Gift Shop, which provides toys, gifts and clothing for more than 800 Immokalee children. Recipient families are chosen based on financial need. The typical family of four typically lives on less than $14,000 per year. Guadalupe Center President Barbara Oppenheim said that in ... Read More »

Community Rallies For Texting While Driving Ban In Florida

After just one week, more than 500 people have signed a call to action in support of a law that would ban texting while driving in Florida. “We will build on this momentum,” Sheriff Rambosk said. “People tell me daily that they want to see a law like this, so I know the support is out there.” The Collier County ... Read More »

Dunkin’ Donuts Launches “Community Cups” to Raise Funds and Awareness for Autism

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has partnered with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to collect donations from December 3-16 – just in time for the holidays. Participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurantsin Florida include Alachua, Brevard Collier, Lee, Marion, Seminole and Volusia counties. During the two-week promotion, a portion of the ... Read More »