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Chase Goddin, representing the U.S. Customs & Border Protection employees, delivered 152 pounds of food they collected to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The food will be made available to the food bank’s network of nonprofit agencies in Southwest Florida. Businesses, organizations, or individuals interested in having a food drive or fund raising activities are encouraged to contact the Harry Chapin Food Bank, 239-334-7007. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than ... Read More »

The Island Theater Company

Marco’s community theatre group announces auditions for Christmas show. The Island Theater Company will hold open auditions for their Christmas show, The Bethlehem Project.  The company will once again team up with a local church and Christmas Island Style to bring the community this wonderful production just in time for the Christmas Season. Adults and children ages 5 to 18 can audition at Rose History Auditorium, 180 S. Heathwood Drive, (across from the Library)   Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. The Bethlehem Project features the traditional Christmas story but with a fresh twist that provides both fun ... Read More »

Auxiliary Deputy Program

A few years ago Mike Provost was looking for a way to give back to the community. The 42-year-old computer software specialist had always been intrigued by a career in law enforcement. So when he learned the Collier County Sheriff’s Office had an auxiliary deputy program, he saw it as an opportunity to do both. Provost completed CCSO’s Auxiliary Deputy Training Academy and has been an auxiliary deputy since 2008. “Now I’m able to help my community in a way that not everybody can, and it’s extremely rewarding,” said Provost. CCSO is looking for volunteers interested in training to become ... Read More »

Marco Players Auditions

Plaza Suite Performances: November 7 thru November 25th, 2012 Auditions: September 10 & 11, 2012 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Cast Requirements 4 women: various ages 6 men: various ages Rehearsals Begin: October 1, 2012 Dress Rehearsal: November 4, 2012 8:00 pm Preview: November 5, 2012 8:00 pm Comedy by Neil Simon Directed by: Richard Joyce Plaza Suite is about what happens in the lives of different couples in Suite 719 in the Plaza Hotel. Act one opens with Karen Nash reserving the Suite to celebrate her 24th anniversary. Karen is trying to put a spark in her failing marriage. But her husband Sam has his own plans. ... Read More »

Gary Ozak Receives Edward Jones Award for Exceptional Achievement in Building Client Relationships

Gary Ozak of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Marco Island recently won the firm’s Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. “It’s truly an honor to be recognized for building relationships with those clients we serve,” said Ozak. “And it is also quite inspirational to receive an award named after a firm legend such as Edward Jones Sr. who was so innovative and recognized the need for quality financial advice for long-term individual investors.” Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of ... Read More »


Collier County Public Library is promoting library card sign-up month with the slogan “The Smartest Card: Get It, Use It, @ Your Library!” A library card is the smartest card for many reasons; like, for the access it provides to a wide spectrum of reliable information resources, and for the value it provides to every cardholder. Customers can borrow rather than buy books and movies, download audio books, and take advantage of a wide variety of programs and events for every age group. That makes their library card a most valuable asset. Nearly two dozen community businesses are collaborating with ... Read More »


I-75: Recreational access area on Alligator Alley: Construction project — Crews are building a recreational access facility that includes a boat ramp and parking lot with fencing and lighting. Work involves widening and resurfacing the facility’s roadway, making drainage improvements, and adding intelligent transportation system components and a high-tension cable barrier system on I-75 in this area. Crews will have daily lane closures from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on northbound I-75 in the vicinity of mile marker 52, weather permitting. Work includes widening as well as milling and resurfacing the mainline. This will affect the northbound lanes only which will have one lane ... Read More »

Fashion For Her Will Help Save Women’s Lives in Southwest Florida

Make your happy hour count on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Dr. D’Latinos Magazine and Fifth Third Bank will cooperatively host a benefit for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” The Second Annual Fashion for Her event will showcase models parading the latest fashions by celebrity designers Rosita Hurtado, accompanied by Lisu Vega, Maria Lepe and DZiegher during an empowering happy hour and entertaining dinner. “So many businesses have partnered with us to create an evening of female empowerment,” D’Latinos Magazine Executive Editor Mayela Rosales said. “Powerful and passionate business women will gather for fun with the benefit of a ... Read More »

Marco Shores Water Customers NOTICE

The Collier County Water Department will be temporarily changing the disinfection process for the Collier County Water District potable (drinking) water supply. From September 9th to October 14th, the Collier County Water Department will disinfect the water with free chlorine rather than combined chlorine/ammonia (chloramines). This conversion to free chlorine (which is a stronger disinfectant) from chloramines (which is a longer lasting disinfectant) allows the Water Department to perform treatment of the water distribution system as recommended by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for water utilities using chloramines as their primary disinfectant. This temporary change in disinfectant does not cause ... Read More »

SCORE of Naples and IBERIABANK Partner to Host Small Business Seminar Series: First Session Addresses Financial Management Tools for Small Businesses

IBERIABANK (, a 125-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, continues the “i Gives Back” community outreach program by announcing a partnership with SCORE of Naples to host a series of seminars aimed at helping small businesses. The first in the series is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at IBERIABANK’s headquarters located at 2150 Goodlette Road in Naples. This informative session will focus on Financial Management Tips and Tools for Small Business Owners. Topics will include ideas to improve profitability, more accurately project finances, forecast inventory purchases, streamline financial statements, prepare for seasonal fluctuations and manage overhead. ... Read More »

Important Wetland Gains Achieved in Mirasol Settlement near Corkscrew Sanctuary

Five conservation groups achieved hundreds of acres of additional wetland protection and restoration in a landmark settlement over the Mirasol project, a proposed golf course development in northern Collier County they had opposed and litigated for almost a decade.   The settlement, with landowner IM Collier Joint Venture and developer Taylor Morrison, Inc., follows on the groups’ previous settlement, with a different developer, of two adjacent contested projects in 2010 called Saturnia Falls and Parklands.  All three developments were proposed originally in 1999 in the ecologically sensitive Cocohatchee Slough, a natural wetland flowway emanating from Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.  The Slough ... Read More »

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in September and Receive 10 Free Live Oak Trees for Planting in Florida

Everyone from Florida who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive TEN free live oak trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees for the benefit of the environment and quality-of-life. With one million members, the Arbor Day Foundation is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. “Those who plant live oak trees will enjoy shade and splendor for years and years to come,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees will also add to the proud ... Read More »

NOAA briefly opens red snapper fishing in South Atlantic

Agency sets limited recreational and commercial seasons for September 2012 NOAA Fisheries today approved an emergency action to temporarily open recreational and commercial red snapper fishing in the South Atlantic region – federal waters off North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida’s east coast. The recreational season will open for two consecutive weekends of Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from September 14 through 16 and 21 through 23. During the recreational season, anglers may keep one fish per person per day with no size limit. The 2012 recreational catch limit is 9,399 fish. The commercial season will open for seven days, ... Read More »

MIPD News Release – Additional Charges (Crain)

  On 08/30/12 Joyce Crain was arrested on ten additional felony counts associated with the investigation cited below.   The new charges are:   Unlicensed Practice of Health Care Profession (Third Degree Felony);   Drugs – Health or Safety Dispense Prescription without License (Third Degree Felony);   Drugs – Health or Safety Possess/Sell/Deliver Contraband Drug (Third Degree Felony) – 4 Counts;   Drugs – Health of Safety Traffic/Possession of Contraband Drugs [$25K or more] (First Degree Felony);   Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification Information (Third Degree Felony) – 3 Counts.   These charges are the result of an on-going investigation being ... Read More »

Center for the Arts Designated Renaissance Academy on Marco Island

The Marco Island Center for the Arts has been designated the Renaissance Academy by Florida Gulf Coast University. It will begin its first program on Thursday, January 24, 2013 with a lecture on Great Piano Composers, from Chopin to Joplin, by Maestro Bryan Tari. He will also play piano selections. His lecture will be at the Art Center on Marco Island, from 10:30 AM to Noon. Cost is $25 at the door or in advance by calling 239-394-4221. Coffee and tea will be served. Two other lectures are scheduled on the 4th Thursday of February and March. Program details to ... Read More »

Riding Isaac

Wind and waves from Tropical Storm Isaac left the local surfing community a gift. Local resident, Connor Bowden, got the most from the waves. Shane Sparks, owner of Jetset Surf Shop, was out experiencing the action. Youngsters Kai and Sterling, had the chance to practice some skimming skills while their dad, a local contractor, surfed. By afternoon, at least a dozen surfers were waiting in the water to catch the right wave. Whether surfing or skimming, the churning waves offered a great way to blow off stress from preparing for a potential hurricane. [imagebrowser id=107] Read More »

Post ISAAC wind, flooding and tidal issues / Damage Assessment

The City of Marco Island is monitoring the post ISAAC wind, flooding and tidal issues. We have observed some sea walls being topped and are aware that a very small number of residences or businesses have suffered damage because of water intrusion or flooding. The most significantly roadway flooding is on SR92A (Goodland Dr.). Marco Island Fire Rescue has made entry and does have access into Goodland. The City will be posting signage warning of high water and the flooded roadway, moreover it asks that individuals do not risk harm to themselves or their property by driving through high water. As of 10:00 am City ... Read More »

ISAAC Update- MIPD/City of Marco Island News release

The City is actively engaged and working with all its public safety and governmental and non-governmental partners.Storm preparations continue in all Departments of the City. No storm related incidents have been reported to MIPD or MIFRD. The EOC telephone answering center is staffed, and a skeleton staff has been positioned in our EOC since early this AM.  We will be gearing up to full staffing as the day and conditions progress.The MIPD/MIFRD representatives assigned to the Collier County EOC are in place and operational. The City Manager and City Council members have been active in storm preparations and planning.  At this time we are ... Read More »

POSTPONED! Celebrate Cityhood

Due to threat of severe weather/Hurricane Isaac the planned City of Marco Island 15th Anniversary Celebration has been CANCELLED for this Sunday, (August 26, 2012). You will be notified when a new date has been selected. Read More »