Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

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 ... Read More »

Marco Island Yacht Club 11th Anniversary Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch Announced

A yacht club tradition formally transferring responsibility, authority and accountability of yacht club leadership   The Marco Island Yacht Club today announced its 11th Annual Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch will take place at the waterfront Club’s Harbor Dining Room the evening of Saturday, January 19, 2013. According to MIYC Membership Director Lisa Luft, yacht clubs use Change of ... Read More »

“Music for the Soul” Concert Series at Marco Presbyterian Church

The first of Marco Presbyterian Church’s “Music for the Soul” Concert Series will be 6 p.m., Jan. 20 and will feature Marv Hollenbeck at the piano playing a potpourri of gospel, sacred and patriotic selections. The concert will be followed by a reception in the courtyard. Other concerts in the series are: Feb.17, contemporary Christian singer, songwriter and recording artist Nathan ... Read More »


Marni Rhyne and her companion were the HOTBALL winners at Sunday’s Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. Bingo is being played every Monday. Doors open at 5:30 PM. The Public is welcome! Read More »

Fiddler’s Creek: The Luxury

The luxury, master-planned community of Fiddler’s Creek has enhanced its Realtor participation program by utilizing a patented technology by Agent Shield, to better connect with real estate agents in promoting Fiddler’s Creek. Paid for by Fiddler’s Creek, Agent Shield is a free service to all real estate agents and brokers. With this service, agents receive their own personalized version of fiddlerscreek.com to use ... Read More »

Postal Prices to Change January 27

Beginning on January 27, the cost of a one-ounce, First-Class postage stamp will increase by one penny, to 46 cents. The new 46 cent Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes. Procrastinators who haven’t sent ... Read More »

Road Work

I-75: Recreational access area (east of Firewater Canal) on Alligator Alley:Construction project — Crews are building a recreational access facility that includes a boat ramp and parking lot with fencing and lighting. Work involves widening and resurfacing the facility’s roadway, making drainage improvements, and adding intelligent transportation system components and a high-tension cable barrier system on I-75 in this area. ... Read More »

Collier County Elections Office Accepting Scholarship Applications

$1,200 offered by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) “Jimmy Whitehouse” Scholarship. The scholarship offers $1,200 to eligible Florida residents enrolled or accepted as full-time students in a senior college or university in Florida. To ... Read More »

Dr. James Orr Elected Vice Chair of the Florida Board of Medicine

21st Century Oncology – the nation’s premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider – is pleased to announce that Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist James Orr, M.D., FACOG, FACS has been chosen to serve as Vice Chair of the Florida Board of Medicine. “It is a great honor to be appointed Vice Chair to the Florida Board of Medicine, ... Read More »

Civil Air Patrol to ring bell, open trading at New York Stock Exchange

A delegation from Civil Air Patrol will ring the opening bell Friday at the New York Stock Exchange. Led by CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, a group of about 20 CAP representatives, including cadets, will be on the stock exchange podium at 9:30 a.m. EST to officially start trading. The opening bell ceremony provides a platform to generate ... Read More »


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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »


— 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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »


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 ... Read More »

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. ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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. ... Read More »