Community

Hurricane Irma, as Seen by One Who Stayed


If I have learned one thing from going through a Category 4 hurricane, it is this: What happens afterward is far worse than the storm itself. In the week before the storm, Marco Island (of which Goodland is a part) slowly emptied out. The gas lines grew longer; rationing set in, and by Friday, September 8, there was not a […]

Fall Book Sale – Come Get a Bargain!

The Collier County Public Library invites you to save money and help local library programs when you shop at the Fall Book Sale being held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, Thursday, Oct. 26, Friday, Oct. 27, and on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., […]

Irma Leads to Memorable Encounter


Call it a case of you just never know who you’re going to meet. It was a Tuesday, two days post- Hurricane Irma, and Al LaCava and a skeleton staff at the Marco Island Brewery were in the waning hours of a long day of satisfying the hunger and thirst of an endless stream of patrons. It was one of […]

Volunteers Needed; JFCS of Southwest Florida


JFCS offers multiple weekly sup- port groups for individuals with early to mid-stage dementia. Fulltime resident volunteers are needed for our new dementia respite support groups starting on Mondays and Wednesdays in November at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Marco Island. All of our volunteers are integral to the successful running of this program. They help to create a safe […]

Artists Exhibit with Rookery

Every year the United Arts Council of Collier County (UAC) and the Friends of Rookery Bay (FORB) put on their Annual Juried Painting Exhibit showcasing some of your favorite local artists as well as local up-and-comers! For art appreciators, the opening reception that will be held on November 11, 5:30-7 p.m., is a must-attend evening full of art and exciting […]

City Council Update


The October 2nd meeting of the Marco Island City Council saw members take up a number items on their agenda. Proclamations, updates from the city’s Tallahassee lobbyist, a passage of the 2017-2018 budget, a questioning on employee insurance costs, waived fees for permitting for hurricane related repairs and a discussion of how to have councilors better understand their roles in […]

Hoots & Hisses; Returns to Conservancy


Eco-friendly Halloween happenings are creeping up at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida during its annual Hoots & Hisses event, to be held from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, October 28, at the Conservancy Nature Center. The family friendly Halloween event will feature a variety of fun and educational experiences for all ages. In addition to the many interactive […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness


During the October 2nd meeting of the Marco Island City Council a proclamation naming the month of October as Domestic Violence Recognition Month was passed and presented by members of the council to representatives at the meeting. That proclamation, which was read by Council Chair Larry Honig was presented to Linda Oberhaus, the Executive Director of the Naples Shelter for […]

Goodland’s Post Office Remains Closed

Why has it not reopened? It’s complicated


Goodland residents are voicing concern that our post office, despite no visible damage, has not reopened since Hurricane Irma swept through here on September 10. On September 18, some, but not all, mail service was resumed from a postal van sent down from Tampa, but the post office was kept under lock and key. One lane travel and lack of […]