Council to Continue Search With Mercer

Marco Island City Councilors on August 7th opened their meeting on a high note when they recognized two individuals for their contributions to making Marco a better community. The first presentation was made to Mary Husted who was retiring from her position as the Administrative Assistant with the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department after 19 years. (More about Mary Husted’s […]

The Lure of Innovation

Marco Island’s utility system has an international reputation for the innovative Aquifer Storage and Recovery System that augments the city’s freshwater supply. An ASR system directly injects surface water: potable water, reclaimed water or river water, into an aquifer for later recovery and use. Marco’s system is located nine miles away, off State Route 951, near its intersection with U.S. […]

JRobert’s Variety Show Marches On

Week after week Marco’s music impresario JRobert takes the stage at the Marco Players Theatre with a musical act that keeps the crowds coming back. On August 7 Renaissance man Peter Gallagher shared the spotlight with JRobert and Pat Barmore, to the delight of the receptive crowd. On August 14 Andy Wahlberg drew a good crowd to hear him play […]

The Expansion Plan Further Unfolds

While Marco Y CEO Cindy Love and the organization’s board are focused on meeting current needs they are also formulating plans to better serve the community in the future. The Greater Marco Family YMCA is in the midst of a $750,000 expansion project that will add 2,700 square feet of space to the main building of its Sand Hill Street […]

Fire Rescue Report

The Marco Island Fire Rescue Monthly Report was recently presented to the Marco Island City Council at the regular meeting. Excerpts are below, and the full report may be found on the city’s website (, as part of the agenda for the August 7 council meeting. Off-Island Ambulance Response Times The Department continues to monitor travel times for transport units […]

Noontime Rotary Donates to Meals of Hope

Marco Island’s Meals of Hope confirmed today that the Noontime Rotary Club has completed its committed donation of $4,000 to the 2017 Meals of Hope campaign. The check was presented to Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris at the Club’s recent luncheon. Morris stated, “This is a big help. Meals of Hope is a joint effort by both of Marco Rotary […]

Our Very Own Rosetta Stone

In ancient Egypt, the Rosetta Stone was the key to understanding hieroglyphics. In the world of modern technology, we know Rosetta Stone as a downloadable language learning program. On Marco Island, we have a Rosetta Stone of our very own. Marco Island resident Rose Kraemer is Rosetta Stone, the renowned singer of Marco Island and Naples. She is our key […]

Breezing Through the Community…


Interested in having coffee and a conversation with local police officers? Then don’t miss Coffee With a Cop on September 1, 2017. The Marco Island Police Department follows a community policing approach, which emphasizes building strong ties to the community and encouraging open lines of communication. Marco’s officers are in the community, visible and approachable. The latest event, organized jointly […]

A Scope of East Naples’ Future

The East Naples Merchant’s Association (ENMA) gathered at Greenlinks Golf Villas Hotel at Lely Resort on August 10. The evening’s network event provided food, beer and wine with the chance for businesses to make connections with members of the area. Laura DeJohn, the Director of Planning and Landscape Architect at Johnson Engineering and Mike Bosi, Collier County Planning and Zoning […]