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This Place Is For The Birds!

Photos by Bob McConville
A Least Tern rests on Tigertail Beach, pretty well camouflaged among the sand and shells.

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist   Join Bob on July 20th at 7 PM for more details about some of our area birds. This talk will take place at the Marco Island Historical Society’s Auditorium. On May 12th Bob gave a presentation about our birdlife and it was so well received that Part 2 was requested. Admission is free for all MIHS members and MIA students and teachers. A $5 donation is requested of all others. Look!!! Up in the sky…again!!! I contributed an article in early May and discussed some of the birds we see here, namely the ... Read More »

Concerts in the Park at Cambier

The Naples Concert Band’s 44th season features eight regular Concerts in the Park at Cambier Park and a special encore performance at Artis-Naples. Each will highlight special guest soloists as well as an exciting mix of new works and old favorites.  Guests are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets for seating.  Admission is free, with donations appreciated.  Donations received at each concert help defray expenses and help with The Band’s Scholarship Fund, which has awarded over $101,100 to 95 NCB student members since its inception in 1984.  For those interested in learning more about the Naples Concert Band, there will be a ... Read More »

Return from Exile

Return from Exile is an exhibition featuring top Native American artists of Southeastern tribal affiliation working today. Now on display at the main museum in downtown Naples at 3331 Tamiami Trail, all works included in the show address the themes of Removal, Return and Resilience.  Artwork is a variety of two-dimensional paintings, printmaking and drawings; and three-dimensional objects (sculpture, ceramics and basketry).   Featured artists:   Roy Boney Jr. (Cherokee)                                            Bobby C. Martin (Muscogee Creek)   Joseph Erb (Cherokee)                                                  America Meredith (Cherokee)   Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee)               Erin Shaw (Chickasaw, Choctaw)   Starr Hardridge (Muscogee ... Read More »


Time to smile and say…OPA!! Save the date! You can join the fun Friday through Sunday on February 6, 7 & 8, 2015 at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples and be Greek for a day – or even enjoy the entire weekend for just $4! Come on out to St. Katherine’s — 7100 Airport Pulling Road at Orange Blossom — where you can celebrate the Greek spirit while feasting on delicious Greek food, wine, and pastries, created by our pastry & meal chefs.   Sample new taste treats at our authentic Greek Taverna!   Thirsty? Wander over to our new ... Read More »

Naples Concert Band Kicks Off 43rd Season with Memorial Concert

The Naples Concert Band (, under the direction of Harris Lanzel, will open its 43rd season with a Concert in the Park on Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cambier Park Bandshell, with a special encore performance at Artis-Naples on Sunday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m. The Naples Concert Band’s (NCB) first concert of the season is dedicated to the memory of Dr. James “Jym” Moore, long time Naples Concert Band member and percussion section leader.  Jym passed away on June 12, 2014. The concert will feature three powerhouse soloists including Glenn Basham, concert master of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, who will ... Read More »


The Marco Island Historical Museum presents Rob Storter’s “Artwork of the Everglades”, an illustrated guide to the Everglades history.  The exhibit runs from Sept. 2, to Oct. 31, 2014 and will include an opening reception onTuesday, Sept. 2, 5-7 p.m., hosted by the Marco Island Historical Society.  Light refreshments will be served and admission is offered at no cost. The Museum of the Everglades will also honor Storter with the exhibit, “History of Fishing in the Glades through the Eyes of Rob Storter”.  The display will take place through September and include a reception on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 1-3 p.m. at the Museum of the Everglades. Robert Lee ... Read More »

Friends of Tigertail Ready for Day of Discovery


Submitted On the heels of its success with “Breakfast and Birds,” Friends of Tigertail is gearing up for its next big event. “Discover Tigertail” is set for Saturday, March 1, from 10 AM-12 PM at Tigertail Beach. This will be FOT’s second event of 2014. The first — “Breakfast and Birds: Identify Our Winter Residents” — was held the morning of Jan. 11, and celebrated Tigertail Beach’s feathered friends. An impressive crowd of 62 attendees enjoyed their “bring-your-own breakfast” and coffee as Susan Kubat and Fran Huxley gave brief presentations at the Tigertail pavilion on the characteristics and feeding habits ... Read More »

Wounded Warriors Softball comes to Marco

By Natalie Strom  They are a softball team like you’ve never seen. Nearly twenty veterans of the post-9/11 era have come together to form WWAST; the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. As their name suggests, everyone on the team was injured in the line of duty and wears a prosthesis of some sort. Their mission: “to raise awareness, through exhibition and celebrity softball games, of the sacrifices and resilience of our military, and highlight their ability to rise above any challenge.” And they are coming to Marco Island. This remarkable team, that has been featured on HBO, ESPN, CBS Evening ... Read More »

Caxambas Republican Club monthly meeting

The Caxambas Republican Club of Southwest Florida will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 8 from 5 pm to 7 pm. The meeting will take place at The Historical Museum in Rose Hall on Heathwood Avenue next to the Marco Island Library. Guest speaker for the evening will be Dudley Goodlette. Goodlette served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1998 until 2006 representing Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City. During eight years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, He served in many key leadership positions including four years as Chairman of the influential Rules Committee ... Read More »