Wildfires in Collier County Continue to Burn

By Samantha Husted Due to two unruly wildfires and shifting winds, a thick cloud of smoke has once again descended over Marco Island. The Greater Naples Fire Rescue Department and the Florida Forest Service are currently battling two Collier County wildfires: the Flag Pond Fire and the Greenway Fire. The Flag Pond Fire started in the Picayune Strand State Forest […]

Fatal Car Crash on San Marco Road

  By Steve “Stef” Stefanides A vehicle operated by Anthony Britt, 30, who resided on Marco Island was involved in a high-speed car crash early this morning on San Marco Road. Mr. Britt was fatally injured in the accident and was ejected from the vehicle. The car was totally destroyed in the crash. After striking a cement utility pole and […]

CSI at Marco Island Post Office

By Samantha Husted The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible vandalism at the Marco Island Post Office, 600 E. Elkcam Cir. The outside mail collection boxes are temporarily out of service during this time. According to the US Postal Inspector’s Public Information Officer, the Everglades City Post Office was also targeted. The post office is under the jurisdiction of […]

Pancake Breakfast

These young residents show their love for Marco’s bravest at the recent Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation Pancake Breakfast. Turn to page A-41 for more photos. Photo by Val Simon

Island Plaza Remodel Approaching Completion

It has been two years since Hendricks Commercial Properties Group, the owners of the Island Plaza, began their long journey towards the renovation of the property, which many see as a “gateway” to the island and sorely in need of a facelift. The property sits at the busy intersection at the southwest side of Bald Eagle Drive and Collier Boulevard. […]

Discover Tigertail

The Friends of Tigertail Beach recently hosted their annual “Discover Tigertail” event, and 187 participants enjoyed learning about the treasures of this beach. Tigertail is home to a wealth of wildlife of all types. At the Discover event, eight interactive stations manned by experts imparted information regarding shells, fish, birds, gopher tortoises, sea turtles, plants, butterflies, and wildlife rehabilitation. Both […]

Yoga Fest

There was a great turnout at the second annual Marco Yoga Fest at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Revival Yoga Studio and other studios provided a variety of sessions enjoyed by the many attendees.

The Niblock Cloud Darkens

On February 20th Marco Island City Council voted to accept an offer by City Manager Dr. Lee Niblock to take a paid leave of absence for the duration of a battery investigation based on allegations made against him by a resident female. Weeks have gone by and the situation remains unresolved. The city and its residents are patiently waiting for […]

Scouts’ Achievements Recognized

Members of Marco Island Cub Scout Pack 234 and Boy Scout Troop 234 celebrated their achievements recently at the Blue & Gold and Court of Honor Banquet. The scouts gathered at Wesley United Methodist Church, the charter organization for the scouts, to be recognized for their accomplishments. The scouts, who span kindergarten through seventh grade, received belt loops, pins, patches […]

Kiwanis Donates to MIA

The Kiwanis Club donated $3,200 to Marco Island Academy from their car show proceeds. Principal Melissa Scott stated funds will go towards the civic works of the Key Club and supplies for the cheerleading squad and band. Funds will also help provide eligible students with free and reduced rate lunches.

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