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Marco Island Yacht Club 11th Anniversary Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch Announced

A yacht club tradition formally transferring responsibility, authority and accountability of yacht club leadership   The Marco Island Yacht Club today announced its 11th Annual Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch will take place at the waterfront Club’s Harbor Dining Room the evening of Saturday, January 19, 2013. According to MIYC Membership Director Lisa Luft, yacht clubs use Change of Watch, a time-honored naval tradition, to formally transfer responsibility, authority and accountability from one individual to another and from one year to the next. The formal evening’s gala festivities begin with a cocktail hour at 6 pm followed by a ... Read More »

“Music for the Soul” Concert Series at Marco Presbyterian Church

The first of Marco Presbyterian Church’s “Music for the Soul” Concert Series will be 6 p.m., Jan. 20 and will feature Marv Hollenbeck at the piano playing a potpourri of gospel, sacred and patriotic selections. The concert will be followed by a reception in the courtyard. Other concerts in the series are: Feb.17, contemporary Christian singer, songwriter and recording artist Nathan Clark George. His combination of melodic finger-style guitar, original compositions and time-honored hymns appeal to all ages. March 10 the organ and piano duo of Babs Hillenbrand and Marv Hollenbeck will play favorite hymn arrangements on the church’s grand instruments, ... Read More »

Bingo

Marni Rhyne and her companion were the HOTBALL winners at Sunday’s Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. Bingo is being played every Monday. Doors open at 5:30 PM. The Public is welcome! Read More »

Fiddler’s Creek: The Luxury

The luxury, master-planned community of Fiddler’s Creek has enhanced its Realtor participation program by utilizing a patented technology by Agent Shield, to better connect with real estate agents in promoting Fiddler’s Creek. Paid for by Fiddler’s Creek, Agent Shield is a free service to all real estate agents and brokers. With this service, agents receive their own personalized version of fiddlerscreek.com to use as a marketing tool. This personalized website features the agent’s name and contact information. All customer leads that fill out on the contact form are then sent directly to the referring agent. With the free web tools, email tools and ... Read More »

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF THE GULF COAST NAMES RONALD ORR AS SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF RISK OFFICER

First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, a full-service community bank serving the local banking needs of individuals and business owners, has named Ronald Orr as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Orr will be based out of the bank’s headquarters in Naples, FL. Mr. Orr stated, “I am excited to be able to transition the broad experience I gained over the many years as a national bank examiner into the practical application of building a super community bank with CEO Gary Tice and President Garrett Richter.” Mr. Orr, a graduate of University of Northern Iowa, has ... Read More »

Postal Prices to Change January 27

Beginning on January 27, the cost of a one-ounce, First-Class postage stamp will increase by one penny, to 46 cents. The new 46 cent Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes. Procrastinators who haven’t sent their annual holiday greetings will want to stock up on Forever stamps at the 45 cent rate prior to the rate change. The Postal Service will also introduce a First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The new stamp will allow customers ... Read More »

Road Work

I-75: Recreational access area (east of Firewater Canal) 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 ... Read More »

Collier County Elections Office Accepting Scholarship Applications

$1,200 offered by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) “Jimmy Whitehouse” Scholarship. The scholarship offers $1,200 to eligible Florida residents enrolled or accepted as full-time students in a senior college or university in Florida. To be eligible, applicants must be Political Science, Public or Business Administration, or Journalism/Mass Communication majors who have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work. Students should also demonstrate a financial need. The scholarship application and guidelines are available ... Read More »

Dr. James Orr Elected Vice Chair of the Florida Board of Medicine

21st Century Oncology – the nation’s premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider – is pleased to announce that Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist James Orr, M.D., FACOG, FACS has been chosen to serve as Vice Chair of the Florida Board of Medicine. “It is a great honor to be appointed Vice Chair to the Florida Board of Medicine, notably because the selection is a reflection of the impressions of my peer members on the board,” says Dr. Orr. “The position allows me the opportunity to continue the important work of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and fairness of the ... Read More »

Civil Air Patrol to ring bell, open trading at New York Stock Exchange

A delegation from Civil Air Patrol will ring the opening bell Friday at the New York Stock Exchange. Led by CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, a group of about 20 CAP representatives, including cadets, will be on the stock exchange podium at 9:30 a.m. EST to officially start trading. The opening bell ceremony provides a platform to generate international exposure for CAP, which provides emergency services – like search and rescue for downed planes and missing people and disaster relief to communities throughout the United States, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, ... Read More »

MIPO wishes good health, happiness and prosperity to ALL on Marco Island.

To start 2013 on a positive note, MIPO would like to take this opportunity to clear up any misconception about its mission and charter. Simply stated, our endeavor is to be ADVOCATES for ALL owners; condo, single family home and business alike. Come join us on January 17, 10 AM, at Mackle Park to hear how MIPO plans to accomplish this on your behalf. Kindly RSVP to info@marcoislandpropertyowners.com as seating is limited to 200 and a large turn out is expected. Please help us help YOU by completing our first annual MIPO Survey available on www.marcoislandpropertyowners.com. It is an opportunity to have YOUR opinion heard. We take our lead from ... Read More »

PRESCRIBED BURNS PLANNED FOR SHELL ISLAND ROAD, TOWER ROAD

– Target Dates of January 10-17 – Resource management staff at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve have released plans for their firstprescribed burns in 2013. Weather permitting, prescribed fires will commence around 9:00 am Thursday, January 10 through January 16 along Shell Island Road and the Tower Road/Barefoot Williams area. For a map of the precise locations please clickhere. Residents of adjacent areas will see and possibly smell smoke from the fire, and fire activities may temporarily inconvenience motorists along Shell Island Road. Fire personnel will contact visitors in the area to ensure their safety while traveling near activity areas and will carefully monitor the fire throughout the day until ... Read More »

Explore Our Island History!

Join us for a really unique “Olde Florida” treat. The Friends of Fakahatchee are hosting Coastal Cruises through the mysterious mangroves of the Ten Thousands Island. On the way, you will probably see dolphins cavorting with the tour boat. When you arrive at Fakahatchee Island, a naturalist will point out unusual plants on the path up the ancient shell mound to the old cemetery. On the return journey, the boat passes by a famous rookery where the birds will be settling down for the evening. We might think of “Fakahatchee” as a swamp with Ghost Orchids and Florida Panthers but to ... Read More »

COMMUNITY GEARS UP FOR 6TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS

What do homemade soup and handmade ceramic bowls have in common? They’re being featured at the Saturday, January 26 Empty Bowls event being held at Cambier Park, Naples. The Naples community is gearing up to participate in the sixth annual event, which will take place between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is an annual fund raiser for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. For a $10 donation, those attending can select a handmade ceramic bowl and sample from at least 38 tasty soups. Not only would the selected bowl be a wonderful, useful item in the home, but the ... Read More »

Raising Funds for Scrub-Jay Habitat Restoration

The Florida scrub-jay becomes more threatened each day as encroaching destroys its habitat. To create more awareness, AuthenticFlorida.com, has joined forces with Oscar Scherer State Park and Clyde Butcher, Jack Perkins and Jeff Klinkenberg to present “Authentic Florida Meets Real Florida.”This special event is January 18, 2013, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Girl Scout Event Conference Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road in Sarasota. Emmy Award-winner and author Jack Perkins will serve as master of ceremonies. Special guest speakers include the renown local photographer, Clyde Butcher, widely considered the “Ansel Adams” of Florida, and journalist and author Jeff Klinkenberg. Sponsored by AuthenticFlorida.com, tickets are $30 per person. ... Read More »

Clyde Butcher Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary of his Big Cypress Gallery

“Twenty years! It seems like yesterday that we began the joyous hard work creating the dream of Big Cypress Gallery in a setting surrounded by the peace of over a million acres of wilderness. The public has been a big part of that dream, and we invite everyone to join with us as we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of our Big Cypress Gallery” Clyde will be in the gallery all three days to greet guests and autograph books from 10am-5pm. This rare opportunity to meet the photographer will also feature family friendly activites throughout the weekend including speakers throughout the day: Rangers from ... Read More »

Sponsorship available for 6th Annual Wet Paint Live!

Beautiful Marco Island serves as the setting for this February 6, 2013 event with up to twenty local artists capturing the essence of our island community while painting from any of several picturesque island (or nearby) locations with spectacular views of Marco Island. After completing their original paintings during the day, artists will bring their pieces to the Marco Island Historical Museum – Rose History Auditorium for display beginning at 5:30 pm, with the exciting live auction starting promptly at 7:00 pm hosted by Chris Lombardo. As a business sponsor, your $50 sponsorship will include: Your company’s name on all ... Read More »

Collier County Advisory Committee openings

The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee currently has three vacancies representing the following: Employers in Local Jurisdiction (Term expires on October 1, 2014); Labor Actively Engaged in Home Building (Term expires October 1, 2015); and Alternate Member. One of the above must be a resident of Immokalee. This is an 11-member committee created by Ordinance No.91?65, as amended, to monitor the implementation of the Affordable Housing Task Force’s recommendations, and the goals, objectives, and policies of the Housing Elements of the County’s Growth Management Plan and the ... Read More »

DIPLOMATS TO VISIT COLLIER COUNTY TO LAUNCH VIVA FLORIDA 500 CELEBRATION

A yearlong celebration commemorating the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida begins on Jan. 8 when the Board of Collier County Commissioners present proclamations to the consuls general of Spain, France, and Great Britain in recognition of the three European powers that once claimed and governed Florida. Accepting proclamations will be Christina Barrios, consul general of Spain, Gael de Maisonneuve, consul general of France, and Christopher Wade, Great Britain’s regional director consul to the United States. Also accepting will be Ana Zabia, curator of the Museum of America in Madrid and Bridgette van den Hove-Smith representing the Big ... Read More »

Marco Presbyterian Church Welcomes Carol Kent to Marco Island

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Submitted Marco Presbyterian Church kicks off their Winter Women’s Bible Study with “Going Deeper with Carol Kent.” This is the first time Kent, a frequent Women of Faith speaker, best-selling author and a popular international public speaker, has given a presentation on Marco Island. “Carol is authentic, personable and what she teaches she lives,” said Karen Hollenbeck, MPC women’s Bible study planning team member. Hollenbeck has known Kent since she was a college student. “Carol has walked where no parent ever plans or wants to go,” said Hollenbeck who watched as Kent lived through the experience of having a son with an ... Read More »