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The Farmers Market – the best single place for gifts!


If you are a last minute type person, you are in luck. You still have one last chance before Christmas to pick up unique, fun, locally grown and crafted gifts with plenty of vendors and items for gift giving – at the Marco Island Farmers Market. The Farmers Market takes place on Wednesdays at 7:30 AM- 1 PM at Veterans […]

House Decorating Contest Winner Announced


The Marco Island House and Business Decorating Contest finals were held on Friday, December 15. The judging committee had the difficult task of evaluating the Top 10 homes, but they reached a decision. The 2017 House Decorating Contest winner was Maria Schilke, who decorated her brightly lit house at 865 Swan with neon candy canes, stars and a train. If you […]

Details Emerge in Bridge Death


On December 13, 2017, Lynn Ann Genevie of Marco Island drove her car to the north side of the S.S. Jolley Bridge, put a note under her windshield wiper, and jumped. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has released a detailed report on this tragic incident. Around 6:30 in the morning, a female runner passed Genevie as she was exiting her […]

Marco Moves Forward on COPCN  


At the special called meeting on Tuesday, Marco Island City Council voted unanimously to apply for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN), which would allow the city to operate its own ambulance services. Ambulance services on Marco Island are currently controlled by the county. The COPCN application will be made by December 22, 2017. The city council also unanimously […]

Father Kyle Leaving St. Mark’s


Father Kyle Bennett has announced that he will be leaving St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at the end of the year. Father Kyle has has been a tremendous asset to the Marco Island community for the past 12½ years. While serving St. Mark’s, Father Kyle brought the community in to the church not just for worship, but for activities, education and […]

Shell Club Sale Supports Education


They have been called love letters in the sand, stars on the beach, and storytellers of the sea. Each one is beautiful. Each one is unique. They are the beautiful seashells of Marco Island. Each one tells a story. Each one holds a dream. The Marco Island Shell Club recently showed us just how special each shell can really be […]

Emergency Collier Creek Dredging Proposed


Gary McAlprin, the Coastal Zone Manager for Collier County brought the island some welcomed news on Monday evening when he advised the Marco Island City Council that he was seeking a declaration of an emergency regarding Collier Creek as the county seeks an expedited dredging permit from the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Florida. Hurricane Irma took […]

Vote! Everglades City Election Results


Everglades City experienced a large turnout in the recent election for mayor, and three open seats on its five-seat city council. One hundred sixty-six ballots were cast from 264 registered voters, an almost 63 percent turnout. There were two incumbents on the ballot this election, along with four other candidates. Council member Johnny Potter was not reelected, while incumbent Elaine […]

Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Gala

It was a very special night for the Chamber of Commerce, not only honoring three notable islanders, but the gala celebration for the Chamber’s 40th Anniversary as well! Nancy Carrington was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with local charities and organizations. Stan Niemczyk was named Volunteer of the Year and Neil Snyder was given the Citizen of […]

Grammy Nominees Come to Marco


A genre-spanning slice of America’s late 20th Century popular music canon will close out the first month of 2018 at the Marco Island Historical Society. Grammy nominated singer Gema Pearl, of Naples, will perform an acoustic show on Jan. 20, backed by bassist-producer Lee Brovitz and guitarist, keyboardist, saxophonist John McLane. She’ll be followed by the “Schlock Stars,” a group […]


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