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Marco Island Senior Softball Results Marco Division

Thursday January 8th 2015 Crazy Flamingo’s     13                                                Rookies       8 Flamingo’s scored five runs in the first and four runs in the third leading too the season opening win. George Lancaster, Ray Niemeyer, Steve Slaggie, and Frank Dooley contributed two hits each. Lancaster and Niemeyer ripped a triple, with Niemeyer having three RBI, Lancaster and Tom Patterson two RBI in the win. John Hollenbach had two hits with John Gill driving in two runs for Rookies. Mango’s                         12                                                CJ’s on the Bay            10 By scoring five runs in the third and six runs ... Read More »

Mitzvah Day

If you are looking to make a difference in helping to combat hunger in our community…don’t miss Mitzvah Day on Sunday February 8th. If you want to experience a unique opportunity to make 50,000 meals with hundreds of our One Family members, young and old…don’t miss Mitzvah Day on February 8th. If you want to feel the joy of participating in a great social action event…you don’t want to miss Mitzvah Day on Sunday February 8th. For the past seven years, Mitzvah Day has been the highlight of our efforts towards Tikun Olam, which our teaching suggests is humanity’s shared responsibility to ... Read More »

NAPLES GREEK FESTIVAL 2015

Time to smile and say…OPA!! Save the date! You can join the fun Friday through Sunday on February 6, 7 & 8, 2015 at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples and be Greek for a day – or even enjoy the entire weekend for just $4! Come on out to St. Katherine’s — 7100 Airport Pulling Road at Orange Blossom — where you can celebrate the Greek spirit while feasting on delicious Greek food, wine, and pastries, created by our pastry & meal chefs.   Sample new taste treats at our authentic Greek Taverna!   Thirsty? Wander over to our new ... Read More »

Free Lecture on Pancreatic Cancer

21st Century Oncology, the nation’s leading provider of integrated cancer care, is pleased to announce a complimentary lecture about pancreatic cancer on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Northern Trust Bank, 8060 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919. The event is open to the public and a light dinner will be served. Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease, affecting an estimated 46,420 people in 2014, according to the American Cancer Society. Of those, more than 39,000 people, or 85 percent of those, will die from the disease. The lecture, titled “Pancreatic Cancer: Update on Diagnosis and Treatment,” will provide ... Read More »

Banded Roseate spotted

Research staff with Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve recorded a banded roseate spoonbill while conducting the annual Naples Audubon Christmas bird count by boat between Naples and Marco Island on Dec. 26, 2014. The faded red metal band on the spoonbill’s upper left leg was seen as the bird was feeding among the mangroves lining the Rookery Bay backwaters. Bands are color-coded in accordance with the location at which they were banded. There are also letters inscribed on the bands to differentiate species. “I’ve looked at hundreds…maybe even thousands of spoonbill legs over the past ten years and this is the ... Read More »

FWC Law Enforcement

Officer Reams coordinated FWC Officers and Officers from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for a special detail to focus on enforcement of Migratory Bird hunting regulations.  The detail covered several locations throughout Collier County, simultaneously, in order to consistently conduct inspections countywide.  Also, plain clothed Officers were utilized to monitor the waters in order to witness violations firsthand.  The Officers were successful in their enforcement and were able to enforce multiple regulation violations that ranged from infractions to misdemeanors. Officer Barringer responded to a call involving a whitetail deer that was stuck inside a swimming pool in the Golden ... Read More »

Historical Music Event

Excitement mounts for the historical happening at the Smallwood Music Festival on Saturday, January 31, in Everglades City but VIP seating is limited. Clyde Butcher has contributed a photo for the auction and Muffy Clark Gill has two of her tiles on the roster. Cindy Hackney is working on a new song about Everglades & Chokoloskee for this fun fundraiser. An array of South Florida musical stars are donating their time & talents for the Smallwood Music Festival which will benefit the beleaguered museum. Some familiar names on the program are Raiford Starke, Nate the Gladesman, J. Robert, Snooker Joe Stem, and Val Wisecracker who have all been gathered ... Read More »

Road Watch Report Collier County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. I-75 at CR 886/Golden Gate Parkway:  Construction project:  Crews are widening the southbound-off ramp to include two dedicated right turn lanes, a shared right/left turn lane, and two dedicated left turn lanes.  The project also replaces traffic signals and resurfaces the intersection and ramp.  Work occurs during daytime and nighttime ... Read More »

Prescribed Burns at Rookery Bay

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Resource management staff at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve have released plans for their first prescribed burns in 2015. Weather permitting, Prescribed burns were in areas west of Tower Road and Barefoot Williams, south of the Treviso Bay area. Rookery Bay Reserve staff coordinate burns with the Florida Forestry Service and work with partnering land managers and local fire departments to get the job done safely and efficiently. Residents in the adjacent areas will see and possibly smell smoke from the fire. Fire personnel will contact visitors in the area to ensure their safety while traveling near activity areas and ... Read More »

Marco Island Florist Wins Couples’ Choice Award® 2015

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Marco Island Florist as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 for Flowers in Marco Island! The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on ... Read More »

Register Now for Strategies for Children’s Challenging Behaviors Conference

Early childhood educators and others are invited to register for the 8th Annual Early Childhood Conference, hosted by Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR).  This year’s conference will be held at the Naples Conference Center (located at the Naples Area Board of Realtors), 1455 Pine Ridge Road, on Saturday, February 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast will be conducted from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Registration cost is $60, if received by January 26th; $75 if received after January 26th or at the door. Early registration is encouraged since close to 200 educators are expected to attend the conference.  CEU’s are available.  ... Read More »

Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron

Beginning February 3rd there is an eight-session course entitled “Seamanship” which covers fundamental boat handling, helmsmanship, docking, anchoring, marlinspike, safety etc. in much more detail than the ABC course. Our web site, www.marcoislandsailandpowersquadron.org , contains a complete list of all of our courses and seminars.  All six seminars and Seamanship are open to the public.  Advanced and Elective courses are open to members.  Please let Ted Reiss know of your interest in attending any of the classes at justus8032@yahoo.com  or 239-213-8722. Read More »

GOVERNOR AND CABINET APPROVE TWO FLORIDA FOREVER ACQUISITIONS

Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott and the Cabinet members agreed to acquire two high-valued conservation properties in southwest Florida using Florida Forever funds. Both properties were purchased from the Trust for Public Land. The board agreed to acquire approximately 669 acres within the Charlotte Harbor Flatwoods Florida Forever project located northwest of Fort Myers. The Charlotte Harbor Flatwoods project protects the largest and highest-quality slash-pine flatwoods in southwest Florida and connects to the Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area. Acquisition of the parcel will significantly improve the water quality in the area and provide an economic benefit of more than $14.1 million. The ... Read More »

Country Stars at Festival

Nashville artist Craig Campbell has just been signed up for the Everglades Seafood Festival and will perform on Saturday, February 7, at this old-fashioned musical extravaganza in Everglades City. Another group that will be there from the home of country music is up & coming OUTSHYNE who are scheduled to appear on Sunday. Local entertainers include Let’s Hang On, Jimmie Van Zant, and Tim Elliott on Friday night when the festival starts in the evening. For a full program, see the organizer’s website www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org.And, that’s not all – there’s great seafood, arts & crafts vendors, and kiddies’ carnival rides during the whole weekend. For ... Read More »

Free Family Fun and Fundraiser

Family to Family, which has put more than 2000 Collier County moms and kids into beds of their own since 2009, recently acquired its 501 (c) 3 non-profit designation and will now celebrate a Grand Re-opening and Family Fun Day Open House in its new Kids’ Crisis Closet location, from10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at 3485 Enterprise Ave., one block off Industrial Ave., in Naples. Hosted by the Northside Naples Kiwanis Club, the event will feature property tours, old-school arts and crafts using recycled materials, sidewalk art, photo booth, balloons, hot dogs, sodas and two brand new ... Read More »

PHOTO EXHIBIT REFLECTS ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION

The Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County invite the public to attend the Ninth Annual Juried Photography Exhibition at Rookery Bay Reserve, debuting Jan. 29, 2015. The exhibition highlights works by 21 Florida artists and features a wildlife theme. The exhibit, on display through March 26 was selected by preeminent photographer Clyde Butcher who has wandered Florida and the country recording the last wild vestiges of America through his unique large-format camera techniques. An opening reception in the art gallery takes place from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and includes wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Cash ... Read More »

Murder on O’Hollow’s Eve

Swisher, a resident of Everglades City, FL, will be available to sign copies of her book, Murder on O’Hollows Eve and other Short Stories, at Sweet Mayberry’s Cafe And Gifts Inc, 207 Broadway West, Everglades, FL 2-4:00 PM on January 31st. “Murder on O’Hollow’s Eve”, is a historical fiction/mystery/horror that takes place in Salem, Massachusetts around 1775. Mr. Hartings, a good friend of Mr. Andrew Moore, ends up dead. Lieutenant Jaykinson, a British soldier lodging in Mr. Moore’s house, claims that Mr. Hartings death was caused by the siting of the house’s resident ghost, Maggie Moore. However, was this death caused ... Read More »

Clerk of Courts Free Public Seminar

Topic: Searching Public Records Using CollierClerk.com Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2-4 PM Location: South Regional Library on Lely Cultural Blvd Speaker: Dwight E. Brock, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Collier County   Did you ever want, or need, to be your own private investigator? As custodian of public records in Collier County, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, is making information easily accessible to citizens on www.CollierClerk.com. Learn how easily you can find out if someone has a court record. Look up official records like a mortgage, a deed or homeowner association documents and more. Find out how to ... Read More »

TREASURES IN THE TRUNK SALE

Treasures in the Trunk sale/fundraiser will be hosted by the Columbiettes of San Marco Catholic Church on Saturday, February 7 from 8:00 AM-12:00 on at the San Marco Parish Hall parking lot, 851 San Marco Road. Vendors must be set up by 7:30 AM. Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your new or used treasures from the trunk of your car. Cost will be $10 per parking space. Tables may be rented for $10 each. Home baked items and refreshments will be on sale. Raffle prizes and 50/50 drawing. All merchandise not sold must be removed by the vendor. For ... Read More »

Pedro Ramos Selected as New Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks

Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announced that Pedro Ramos has been selected as Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks in Florida.  Ramos has been serving as superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve since January 2009.  Ramos will begin his new assignment in mid-January. “We are delighted that Pedro will be the next superintendent for the Everglades and Dry Tortugas,” Austin said.  “He has done a great job leading Big Cypress for more than five years.  He is well-known and well-respected throughout the south Florida area.  We know he will have great success working with the great partners, tribes and local community leaders to ... Read More »