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Art Flicks Schedule

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts Third Annual Art Flicks program, featuring foreign, independent and “art” films, has begun. All films are shown at 10 AM at Marco Movies, located at 599 South Collier Boulevard in Marco Island. Admission is free, and the program includes lively discussions concerning the films and the art of film. The theme for 2016 is “Food, Glorious Food.” Upcoming films are: February 16, 2016: “Kings of Pastry.” Contenders seek France’s highest honor in the sublime art of patisserie, employing vast amounts of sugar, butter and eggs- not to mention adrenaline- to create gorgeous, ... Read More »

Museum Celebrates Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival

Submitted The 12th Annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival begins Tuesday, February 23 at the Everglades Isle, 803 Collier Ave, Everglades City. The festival continues through Feb. 27 at the Museum of the Everglades, 105 West Broadway in Everglades City. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival is an annual five-day celebration of the Everglades and Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ legacy, encompassing daily activities, programs, workshops and presentations bringing together specialists and professionals who share enthusiasm for the Glades. All activities are designed for the entire family. Best known for her work “Everglades: River of Grass,” first published in 1947, author, journalist and environmental ... Read More »

Coleman Hosts Book Presentation

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Submitted “Marco Island, Florida’s Gulf Playground” author Michael Coleman will speak at the Marco Island Historical Museum, Rose History Auditorium, from 7-8 PM on January 30, 2016. Coleman’s book, a local bestseller, chronicles the transformation of Marco Island from an alligator-infested swamp to one of America’s top travel destinations. His presentation, “Secrets Shared: The Epic Struggle to Build Marco Island,” occurs exactly 51 years to the day modern Marco Island opened its doors to the world. His talk begins at 7 PM. Book signing follows. Admission is free. From curses, a kidnapping and buried gold treasure to sun-drenched beaches, savvy ... Read More »

Dillman’s Mid-Winter Arts Festival

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Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts confirmed today that Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat will hold one of its vastly renowned Festival of Arts at the Center on January 31, 2016 from noon to 4 PM. The festival will be free to attend and is open to the public. It will feature complimentary artist demonstrations, door prizes and refreshments. Dillman’s has offered art workshop retreats and creative art workshops for 39 years. Its programs have included more than 10,000 artists at its headquarters in Wisconsin and exotic ports of call. The Marco program will feature artists David R. Becker, ... Read More »

Outdoor Chalk Art Event

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts will hold its annual outdoor sidewalk Chalk Art event on January 30, 2016 from 2-5 PM. The event is free, and everyone who is young or young at heart is invited. Participating artists feature their works on the parking area around the Center for the Arts at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Materials, and even assistance, will be provided by the Center for the Arts. This year, Lee Horton, one of the artists working with the Center, will coordinate, offer assistance and work with the artists to help them create their chalk ... Read More »

Sunshine’s Isles of Capri… A Place In Time on Display

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Submitted The Marco Island Historical Museum is delighted to host “Isles of Capri…A Place in Time,” a collection of watercolors by artist Donald Sunshine. This collection of art celebrates the history and community of the Isles of Capri and will be on display from February 13 – April 26, 2016. Sunshine is an award-winning architect, author and artist. He has collaborated with local historian Betsy Perdichizzi to narrate the charming story of the Isles of Capri and its development. The Isles of Capri’s lush beauty captures the feeling of an old Florida fishing village, while possessing all the conveniences of ... Read More »

Party with the Power Squadron

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Submitted Join the party to find out why boaters have more fun at the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron (MISPS) Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres Party on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center. The event takes place from 5 to 7:30 PM, and everyone is invited to come, have fun, and enjoy great food and fine wine while contributing to a good cause. The annual Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres Party is the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron’s only fundraiser. All of the money raised is used to sponsor boating and safety events, ongoing ... Read More »

MIA Boys Finish Fourth Season, Find Growth With New Coach

Omar Rodriguez (14) breaks up a Canterbury HS attack. Juan Redondo (9) looks on. PHOTO BY PAULA RAGAN

By Barry Gwinn The MIA boys’ soccer team ended the regular season with losses against Seacrest and Gateway Charter. On January 6, at Winterberry Park, after giving up two goals, Omar Rodriguez scored on a free kick, followed with a goal by Collin McMullen (assist – Logan Cross). The Seacrest defense stopped the Rays the rest of the way. Final score Rays 2, Seacrest, 4. At Gateway on January 7, the Rays took a shellacking, on the short end of a 2 to 10 score. Jordan Barrett scored on a free kick and Collen McMullen did some fancy dribbling through ... Read More »

Outdoor Chalk Art Event

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts will hold its annual outdoor sidewalk Chalk Art event on January 30, 2016 from 2-5 PM. The event is free, and everyone who is young or young at heart is invited. Participating artists feature their works on the parking area around the Center for the Arts at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Materials, and even assistance, will be provided by the Center for the Arts. This year, Lee Horton, one of the artists working with the Center, will coordinate, offer assistance and work with the artists to help them create their chalk ... Read More »

Domestic Animals Services Increase in Adoptions

Collier County Domestic Animals Services has seen a dramatic increase in the number of animals adopted from the shelter. Adoptions in 2015 have increased 24 percent over 2014 adoptions. This increase is partly due to some very important community partnerships. Our partnerships with rescue organizations helped us increase the number of animals sent to these organizations by 24 percent over 2014. More than 100 animals were placed into foster homes, cared for by Collier County residents who wanted to help us. This was a 39 percent increase over 2014. And we have volunteers who donated 16,865 hours in 2015 – ... Read More »

Encore Bank to Hosts Event for CCCR

Encore Bank will sponsor an event for Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR), “The Resolution Solution: A Healthy and Prosperous New Year,” on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Encore Bank, 3003 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 100, in Naples.   The members of the “CCCR Business 100” will host the free networking event which will feature consultants from the financial and banking sectors, medical, cosmetic and fitness areas.  Encore Bank, Edward Jones, and Thrive Physical Therapy Wellness Solutions are a few of the companies represented.  The consultants will be on hand for those attendees who wish to discuss topics ... Read More »

2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Festival

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The 2016 Python Challenge™ is a conservation effort that includes public outreach on invasive species and a month-long competition to remove Burmese pythons from public lands in Florida. Visit PythonChallenge.org for more information about the 2016 Python Challenge™, including information on the unique Everglades ecosystem, and details about the 2016 Python Challenge™ Python Removal Competition, including competition and area rules, how to register, and training opportunities. Free in-person, hands-on trainings will be offered through Feb. 6. To report nonnative fish and wildlife, call the FWC’s Invasive Species Hotline at 888-IVE-GOT1(888-483-4681), report your sighting online at IveGot1.org or download the IveGot1 smartphone app. For more information ... Read More »

Marco Island Car Show Returns

(FILE PHOTO) A classic Cadillac chassis - struttin’ its stuff at the Annual Kiwanis Club Car Show. Photos by Val Simon & Jessica Simon

Submitted Sunday, February 14, 2016 is Valentines Day, and we want you to spend that special day with all of your loved ones. Celebrate and enjoy the day with something that can be bright, colorful, shiny, fast, slow, unique, cool, old or new. That “something” is a lot full of over 200 cars you will love, at the Marco Island Car Show hosted by Kiwanis from 9 AM-3 PM at the Marco Heathcare Center, corner of San Marco Road and Heathwood Drive. Music will be provided by Marco Island’s favorite DJ Steve Reynolds, who also is the master of ceremonies. ... Read More »

Classic Movie Club

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On December 18th the Marco Island Classic Movie Club held their first screening at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. They showed 1948 film “Key Largo,” staring Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. Next month the club will be showing a to-be-announced Hitchcock film. Showings are free, donations suggested. Call 239-394-4221, the Marco Island Center for the Arts for more information. Read More »

Tree Planting at MICMS

Submitted Arbor Day is America’s National Tree Holiday, a day set aside to plant ceremonial trees, educate the public about the importance of trees and honor the role trees play in our everyday lives. To celebrate Arbor Day, the Beautification Advisory Committee of the City of Marco Island is inviting the public to a tree planting. At 10:00 AM on January 15th, a Poinciana tree will be planted on the grounds of the Marco Island Charter Middle School at 1401 Trinidad Avenue. School administrators and city officials will be available and invite you to join them. The MICMS Jazz Band ... Read More »

Putting For Eagles

Submitted A “Kids Putting Contest and Family Event” is being hosted by the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The event will run from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Marco Golf & Gardens located at 971 Winterberry Drive. A ticket includes 18 holes of putt-putt, hotdog, chips, beverage, t-shirts for kids 12 and under (while supplies last), face painting and DJ. Contest prizes will be awarded to winners in age groups 4-7, 8-9 and 10-12. A great family event with the ticket price of $25 admitting one adult and up to three children, 12 and ... Read More »

Florida Lifestyle at the Charter Club of Marco Beach®

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Submitted Many owners at The Charter Club of Marco Beach® have been enjoying this six-acre beachfront playground for years. Now the world is discovering what vacation homeowners have known all along—that The Charter Club of Marco Beach® is among the top vacation destinations anywhere. Imagine starting the day with breakfast on your private balcony overlooking Marco Beach, watching staff hoist the sails on the resort’s fleet of Hobie Cat sailboats. Later you may choose to enjoy a sailboat, paddleboard, kayak or windsurfer—all free to you as our pampered guest. USCG captains are available to teach you how to sail or ... Read More »

January Fishing in the 10,000 Islands

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FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com While January is typically found to be our coldest month of the year, it also makes for some really excellent fishing in the 10,000 Islands. Temperatures can rise into the mid 70s, and with no fronts around, a nice sunny day on the water is actually quite comfortable. With the month of January comes a lot of great fish to be caught! January is another month that you should keep an eye on your tide chart before planning your day on the water. We have some extremely low tides around both the full and ... Read More »

Golf Carts Galore at Goodland Christmas Gala

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By Barry Gwinn On a balmy Thursday night, December 17th, Goodland golf cart owners showed up in droves to show case and parade their brightly lit and cleverly decorated golf carts. Goodland may be the only place in Southwest Florida where licensed golf carts with licensed drivers are given free rein on the village streets. The golf cart parade is the brain child of Greg and Alicia Cameron who started this tradition last year at Goodland’s Marker 8.5 Restaurant, which the Cameron’s own. Only about 9 golf carts showed up then, but everyone enjoyed it so much, the Camerons resolved ... Read More »

COLLIER DAS OFFERS CERTIFIED, PRE-OWNED CATS FOR $10

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is offering certified, pre-owned cats for only $10 down, with 0 percent financing and no payments, ever! From now until Jan. 31, DAS will offer the 80 percent discount on its feline friends in an effort to find homes for them. DAS is currently housing, feeding and caring for 104 of Collier County’s homeless cats. “We hope offering such a great discount on adoptions will help find loving homes for our shelter cats,” said DAS Director Darcy Andrade. “From playful kittens, to older lap cats and everything in between, we have a lot of cats, ... Read More »