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Deborah Phelan of Marco Island was a winner at Monday night at Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. She is being congratulated by Shirley Posner. Bingo is being played every Monday. Doors open at 5:30 PM. The Public is welcome!     Lee Knerv of Naples was a winner at Monday night Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. She is being congratulated by Sue Baum.         Valerie Sisson of Marco Island was a winner at Monday night Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. She is being congratulated by Bernie Seidman.     Read More »

Marco Players presents Art


The Tony Award-winning comedy, revolves around three friends and raises questions about art and friendship. Written by Yasmina Reza, Art is a French language play set in Paris and translated by Christopher Hampton. This witty, yet provocative play revolves around three friends—Serge, Marc and Yvan, who find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground when Serge buys a large, expensive, completely white painting. Art shows from March 19 – April 6, 2014. On Wednesday – Saturday, doors open at 7:30 pm for the 8 pm show and on Sunday, doors open at 2:30 pm for the 3 pm show. ... Read More »

Art at the Marco Library


The Marco Island Public Library and the Marco Island Center for the Arts work to provide monthly art shows at the Marco Library branch on Heathwood Drive. March and April 2014 will feature watercolors by Wanda Coady. Her artwork is for sale with a percentage of the sale to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Inspiration for many of her paintings comes from travel in a variety of countries around the world. Read More »

YMCA Sneaker Ball


More than 300 guests gathered for the ninth annual Greater Naples YMCA’s Sneaker Ball. With the help of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation’s matching grant, more than $200,000 was raised to help rebuild the Naples facility, which was partially destroyed by fire on Labor Day. Guests came dressed in their favorite footwear for the themed event, held Feb. 21 at Seacrest Country Day School. For more information or to make a contribution toward the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation match pledge, call 239-597-3148 or visit Naming opportunities and membership options are available. Read More »

Meet Shaq and Dick Vitale at Boys & Girls Club


The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County will host the second annual Youth of the Year Celebration March 24 at 8 p.m. at Artis-Naples. Special guests joining the event will be Boys & Girls Club Alumni and retired NBA professional basketball player, Shaquille O’Neal and ESPN college basketball analyst, Dick Vitale. The Youth of the Year Celebration is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Youth of the Year program, a national recognition program for club members. It was established to foster young people’s character, personal growth and leadership qualities. For more information or to purchase tickets and/or ... Read More »

Imperial Golf Club Names First Female Board President

Imperial Golf Club is pleased to announce that Sunny McCown, Ph.D., was named President of its Board of Directors at the Club’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 18. She had served as Imperial’s first elected female Board Director and now is Imperial Golf Club’s first female president. McCown has held many titles at Imperial Golf Club since she and her husband joined the Club in 2002. Her most recent roles include that of Club Historian, Membership Chair and Secretary of Imperial’s Board of Directors. She served for 6 years in the Women’s Golf Association, including the position of president. She ... Read More »

Snook to reopen in Gulf

The recreational harvest season for snook reopened on March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through April 30. In the Gulf, anglers may keep one snook per day that is not less than 28 or more than 33 inches total length, which is measured from the most forward point of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed while the fish is lying on its side. A snook permit is required to keep ... Read More »

Voting Reminder

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office has begun mailing a Notice of Election/Vote by Mail Request Form to all registered voters who are eligible to vote in the US Congressional District 19 Special Elections. This mailing serves to remind voters of the upcoming Special Primary Election scheduled forTuesday, April 22 and the Special General Election scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, and the Vote by Mail Request Form provides a convenient way for voters to request a mail/absentee ballot for one or both elections. Registered Collier County voters may also request a mail/absentee ballot by visiting and selecting the Mail/Absentee tab. For more information, please ... Read More »

Airport Authority Audits

Clerk of the Circuit Court, Dwight Brock, issued the following three internal audit reports focusing on the Collier County Airport Authority: 1.) 2014-3 Collier County Airport Authority Campground (RV Park); 2.) 2014-4 Collier County Airport Authority Drag strip and Go Cart Track; 3.) 2014-5 Collier County Airport Authority USDA Grant/ Powder Coating System. Each of these internal audit reports, and accompanying presentation, are now available on the Clerk’s website at: Read More »

Sue Monk Kidd Venue Change

Attention Ticket Holders for the Sue Monk Kidd Book Signing Event at Sunshine Booksellers on March 12! We have changed the location to: The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. Time and Date are the same: Wednesday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.Your ticket number will determine your seat and signing order and is also necessary for admittance. Read More »

DEP to hold Six Meetings for Water Restoration

On Feb. 25 in Live Oak, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection kicked off a series of six meetings around Florida to take public input on the Department’s water quality assessment and restoration priorities over the next two years. To restore and protect Florida’s surface waters, the DEP collects water quality data through its own monitoring programs and with the help of other agencies. The data are then analyzed to determine which rivers, lakes, streams, springs, and estuaries do not meet Florida’s water quality standards and are thus “impaired.” At the public meetings staff will explain the assessment and restoration ... Read More »

Marco In Bloom Deadline

The deadline for “Marco in Bloom” is Monday March 17. Awards will be handed out at the Monday April 7, 2014 City Council Meeting. Awards are given in five categories: All single family, commercial, condo, business, institutional may apply. Applications online at Get your landscaping ready! Read More »

ATP & NFL Stars Raise Funds in Naples

Top ATP and NFL athletes will be at the Naples Bath and Tennis Community, home of the world renowned Academia Sanchez-Casal and Total Athletic Performance on March 15, 2014 to benefit Parkside Elementary through their after-school Academies.  The professional athletes will be participating in sports-specific drills to assist sports-enthusiasts, of all ages and levels increase their performance. All athletes will be available for an autograph session. Registration will begin at $50 per person with special pricing for families and Collier County Public School Employees. For more information and registration please contact Academia-Sanchez-Casal at (239)263-1818. Read More »

EPA Hearing on Fracking in Florida

On Tuesday, March 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is flying in for a Public Hearing from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center Auditorium, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples that could decide the fate of Florida water and open the door to Everglades oil drilling. Since May, 2013 organizations have tried to stop Dan A. Hughes, a Texas oil company, from drilling on a small part of the 115,000-acre parcel they leased for oil exploration in the Big Cypress Swamp watershed, a critical recharge area in the Everglades, only 1000 feet from homes. The topic ... Read More »

Collier County Road Watch

As a reminder, travelers can visit or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. I-75/Alligator Alley Rest Area at mile marker 63: Work continues to build two recreational access areas adjacent to the Big Cypress National Preserve backcountry trails, replace the existing rest area, build a new public safety center and water treatment plant, and upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plant. Rest area closed until completion, estimated fall 2014. US 41/Tamiami Trail East from SR 951 to Greenway Road: Crews continue work to expand two-lane US-41 to six lanes from SR-951 to Joseph Lane ... Read More »

Marco Half Marathon

The Marco Island Half Marathon and 5K run-walk will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The race begins in the Shops of Marco Publix parking lot at the corner of San Marco Road and Barfield Drive. The Half Marathon begins at 7:30 AM and the 5K run-walk begins at 7:45 AM. Monies raised are given to various community organizations on Marco Island. We welcome you to come run, walk or volunteer and be a part of this exciting family event. Runners are encouraged to register and additional information is available at   Read More »

Hope for Busy Sea Turtle Season

More sea turtles nest on Florida’s sandy beaches than on any other U.S. coastline. Biologists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hope the 2014 nesting season that started March 1 will be as successful as others in recent years. Typically, sea turtle nesting season runs from March through the end of October. Three species of sea turtles nest in abundance on Florida beaches: leatherbacks, loggerheads and greens. Loggerheads are the most abundant, and approximately 90 percent of all nests for this species in the southeastern United States occur in Florida. In Florida, sea turtle landings on the ... Read More »

iPhone Photo Help

For iPhone users, learn to shoot quality photos using just your phone and a few simple downloads. Jason Reinhart, the instructor and a talented photographer, specializes in iPhone Photography and Editing. He has over 50k followers on Instagram, a popular photography application for mobile phones, and is the co-founder of @justgoshoot, an Instagram feed designed to provide exposure to talented underrated mobile photographers. His workshop will be offered on March 24, from 10-12pm; a second workshop will run on April 11, from 10-12pm. The cost for each workshop is $60 for both members and nonmembers. For more information, contact the ... Read More »

MISPS Courses

The Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron’s mission of “Safe Boating Through Education” offers courses for the general public. Here is the schedule for the next several months. For info call Ted Reiss at 239-213-8686. America’s Boating Course, FL Boat Operator Certificate: 3/3 to 3/17, Monday & Thursday, 6 to 8pm. Seminars: Introduction to Navigation and GPS: 3/18 & 3/19, Tuesday & Wednesday, 6 to 8pm. VHF/DSC Marine Radio: Thursday, 3/20, 6 to 8pm. Mariner’s Compass: Monday, 3/24, 6 to 8pm. Anchoring: Thursday, 3/27, 6 to 8pm. Read More »

Public Forums for District 19 Special Election

The Southwest Florida Citizens’ Alliance will host a series of public forums to provide the candidates who are running in the June 24 Special Election for the Congressional District 19 seat in the U.S. Congress, an opportunity to share their positions with the electorate. At each forum, the individual candidates will be asked by moderators to respond to a series of questions about themselves and their positions. The public is encouraged to submit questions in advance by e-mail to: or written on cards that will be provided at the start of each event, scheduled as follows: March 11, Tuesday, ... Read More »