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Gina Sisbarro-Penzo Named 2018 Artist of the Year


The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts is proud to announce Gina Sisbarro-Penzo as their 2018 Artist of the Year. Gina has directed and produced numbers of plays over the past 20 years through the Greater Marco YMCA, the Marco Players Theater, and her own Sisbarro Acting School/Studio which provides acting classes for elementary, middle school, high school students and […]

Where Did All Those Kids Come From?

Goodland Changes Gears

Monday morning March 13th dawned clear and cold in Goodland. The early morning temperatures were to be in the 50’s all week. At 9:00, as happens every Monday, the ladies of Joanie’s’ Juke Box popular exercise class began filing out of the Goodland Community Center into the chilly morning air to return to their homes. Shortly thereafter, a computer repair […]

Over 60? Enjoy a Free Lunch!


Calling all friends over 60! Come enjoy a free lunch and friendship at the Family Church on the third Thursday of each month. This is a collaboration between the Marco Island YMCA and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. With the support of local restaurants, businesses and certain individuals, a luncheon (free of charge) is open to all area residents “60 or better.” Each monthly event includes a […]

Victim’s Attorney Confirms No Request for Resolution Agreement

Read the correspondence between victim's attorney and city attorney re. the Niblock draft resolution agreement

                                               

Florida Songwriters Benefit for Frank Thomas


J.Robert’s Florida Songwriter Showcase is gathering in concert at the Margood Harbor Theater May 19th from 6–9 PM for a one-time event to benefit Florida Hall of Fame songwriter Frank Thomas. Legendary songwriter, Frank Thomas, lost his historic “Cracker Palace” home located in Lake Wales, Florida, to a ravaging house fire recently.  As well as the loss of their home and […]

Marco’s Greystone Manor

Waterfront Estate on a Grand Scale

Greystone Manor offers a grand Venetian palazzo lifestyle in a modern manor setting with over the top “wow” factors in its architectural details and location. Located on 1690 Copeland Drive in the prestigious Estates area of Marco Island, it is on nearly three acres of lush tropical gardens complete with a lighted tennis court, adjoining gazebo and a yacht-sized dock. […]

Calusa Garden Club at Work


On the last Saturday of each month the Calusa Garden Club (CGC) Butterfly Brigade meet in the morning at the Butterfly Garden in Calusa Park on Winterberry Road. They come ready to prune, weed and water the flowering shrubs, making sure the butterflies have plenty of flowers for nectar. Calusa Park is located on a one-half mile linear pathway on […]

Marco Airport Expansion to Begin


The Marco Island Executive Airport is preparing for a major expansion. The 44-year-old facility held a groundbreaking ceremony to usher in the construction of a new 16,000 square foot terminal, located approximately 500 feet west of the current building. The expansion is part of the airport’s multiphase initiative to modernize their services. It’s also intended to improve passenger and pilot […]

A Race For Charity


Throughout Marco Island, people donned their best hats and gathered at their favorite spots to take a shot at picking the next Kentucky Derby winner. Keith and Jennifer Reeves, owners of the Sunset Grille at the Apollo Condominiums on South Collier Boulevard, closed the popular eatery to support the Optimist Club of Marco Island. The club, along with Reeves and […]

Swim Lessons Create Confident Swimmers

May is National Water Safety Month, and the perfect time to get children involved in swim lessons. As America’s Swim Instructor, the Y is the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming—teaching more than one million kids a year swimming and water safety skills. This year, the Greater Marco Family YMCA increases the […]


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