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Derelict Vessel Removal Grants The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the opportunity to apply for Derelict Vessel Removal Grants. The application period for the Bulk Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program will begin on January 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM (EST), and end on February 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EST). Applications received after February 21, 2018, […]

BROKEN by Lauren Layne


“Because I’m not meant to be with anyone. Not like this.” Another romance but so much more! When I first searched for a novel to read for November, I wanted to choose one with a veteran hero. So many novels have been recommended to me, and for that I’m super thankful, and this one landed in my iBooks just in […]

Holiday Shell Art Sale

The Marco Island Shell Club will host their annual holiday shell art sale on Saturday, November 25th, from 9 AM to 2 PM. The sale will take place at the United Church of Marco Island, located at 320 North Barfield Drive. This year’s sale will feature holiday ornaments, jewelry, hostess gifts, home decor, shell flower arrangements, and other surprises – […]

The Marco Players Presents: “Erma Bombeck : At Wit’s End”

The Marco Players’ production of “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End” is full of wit and wisdom and, when her syndicated column, “At Wit’s End” was written, it was lauded for opening up the secret world of the mother and housewife of the ‘50s to the ‘80s. Tackling topics that a homemaker routinely faced was further fueled with the attention on […]

Fun, Food & Fashion: In Honor of the Marco Patriots

“I t began with two ladies sitting on a bench,” said Erika Kozar as she looked back on the original idea that sparked “Food, Fun and Fashion,” an event that was recently held at the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa. Kozar, of Chico’s, the women’s clothing and accessories store located in the Marco Walk Plaza, recalled the days […]

Thor – Ragnarok: The Perfect Blend of Fantasy and Sci-Fi Action


As 2017 draws to a close, we come to the last Marvel release for this year: “Thor – Ragnarok.” The story follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as he searches for his father, Odin the King of Asgard (Anthony Hopkins). With Loki (Tom Hiddleston) at his side, the two eventually locate Odin, only to lose him once again, but not before he […]

Christmas Events Shaping Up

For the members of the Christmas Island Style (CIS) Committee last Friday night was a lot of fun mixed with some enjoyable work in a venue which had almost every person drooling due to their surroundings. The Christmas Island Style Casino Night stepped it up a notch as local resident Steve Garske donated the use of his “ultimate man cave” […]

Sites & Scenes: Collier County’s Historic Places

The Naples Depot Museum is pleased to announce that Sites & Scenes: Collier County’s Historic Places, curated by Collier County Museum staff, is now extended through January 27, 2018. The Naples Depot Museum is located at 1051 5th Avenue S., Naples, Florida. Collier County, with its sandy beaches and warm winter weather, is known mainly as a vacation destination. Yet, […]

JCMI’s Stellar Season of Award-Winning Films

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) is proud to present the 17th year of the Sidney R. Hoffman Memorial Jewish Film Festival — the first Jewish Film Festival in all of Southwest Florida. We strive to both educate and entertain our patrons to better appreciate Jewish life, culture and history and display how our lives intersect with the world […]

Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival

This year’s Third Annual Marco Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival was a huge success, drawing a crowd of over 200 people to the Esplanade. After surviving Irma, residents and visitors were ready to enjoy a beautiful day on Marco Island drinking craft beers while snacking on delectable food offerings from area restaurants. Six Florida brewers provided more than twenty […]

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