Fakahatchee Strand Swamp Walks scheduled

Get wet? You bet! That’s the whole point of the famous swamp walks in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. The Friends of Fakahatchee have spaces available in their two remaining January Swamp Walks on Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, January 19. The walks through knee to waist high waters of the park are led by naturalists who are experts […]

FLW COLLEGE FISHING SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE OPENS ON LAKE OKEECHOBEE

FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Okeechobee Jan. 12 for the first of four stops in the Southeastern Conference. Fifty college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southeastern Conference Invitational tournament. “This is going to be a very fun tournament,” said Evinrude pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup […]

MIPO wishes good health, happiness and prosperity to ALL on Marco Island.

To start 2013 on a positive note, MIPO would like to take this opportunity to clear up any misconception about its mission and charter. Simply stated, our endeavor is to be ADVOCATES for ALL owners; condo, single family home and business alike. Come join us on January 17, 10 AM, at Mackle Park to hear how MIPO plans to accomplish this on your […]

PRESCRIBED BURNS PLANNED FOR SHELL ISLAND ROAD, TOWER ROAD

— Target Dates of January 10-17 — Resource management staff at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve have released plans for their firstprescribed burns in 2013. Weather permitting, prescribed fires will commence around 9:00 am Thursday, January 10 through January 16 along Shell Island Road and the Tower Road/Barefoot Williams area. For a map of the precise locations please clickhere. Residents of adjacent areas will […]

Explore Our Island History!

Join us for a really unique “Olde Florida” treat. The Friends of Fakahatchee are hosting Coastal Cruises through the mysterious mangroves of the Ten Thousands Island. On the way, you will probably see dolphins cavorting with the tour boat. When you arrive at Fakahatchee Island, a naturalist will point out unusual plants on the path up the ancient shell mound […]

COMMUNITY GEARS UP FOR 6TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS

What do homemade soup and handmade ceramic bowls have in common? They’re being featured at the Saturday, January 26 Empty Bowls event being held at Cambier Park, Naples. The Naples community is gearing up to participate in the sixth annual event, which will take place between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is an annual fund raiser for the […]

Raising Funds for Scrub-Jay Habitat Restoration

The Florida scrub-jay becomes more threatened each day as encroaching destroys its habitat. To create more awareness, AuthenticFlorida.com, has joined forces with Oscar Scherer State Park and Clyde Butcher, Jack Perkins and Jeff Klinkenberg to present “Authentic Florida Meets Real Florida.”This special event is January 18, 2013, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Girl Scout Event Conference Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road in Sarasota. […]

Clyde Butcher Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary of his Big Cypress Gallery

“Twenty years! It seems like yesterday that we began the joyous hard work creating the dream of Big Cypress Gallery in a setting surrounded by the peace of over a million acres of wilderness. The public has been a big part of that dream, and we invite everyone to join with us as we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of our Big Cypress […]

Sponsorship available for 6th Annual Wet Paint Live!

Beautiful Marco Island serves as the setting for this February 6, 2013 event with up to twenty local artists capturing the essence of our island community while painting from any of several picturesque island (or nearby) locations with spectacular views of Marco Island. After completing their original paintings during the day, artists will bring their pieces to the Marco Island […]

Collier County Advisory Committee openings

The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee currently has three vacancies representing the following: Employers in Local Jurisdiction (Term expires on October 1, 2014); Labor Actively Engaged in Home Building (Term expires October 1, 2015); and Alternate Member. One of the above must be a resident of Immokalee. […]


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