Marco Island

The Niblock Cloud Darkens

On February 20th Marco Island City Council voted to accept an offer by City Manager Dr. Lee Niblock to take a paid leave of absence for the duration of a battery investigation based on allegations made against him by a resident female. Weeks have gone by and the situation remains unresolved. The city and its residents are patiently waiting for […]

Letter to the Editor: AM I MISSING SOMETHING???

As most of Marco Islanders must know, our recently hired city manager, Dr. Lee Niblock, has allegations placed against him for committing battery. At the February 20th city council meeting Dr. Niblock acknowledged the allegations against him and requested that he be allowed to take an indefinite leave of absence until the Collier County Sheriff’s Office concludes its investigation. I […]

Honig’s Attack on MIPD Misfires

The Marco Island City Council meeting on March 5th saw councilors and parents alike praising Police Chief Al Schettino and his staff’s high priority response to adding additional protection to local schools on the island after the deadly shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida on February 14. Council would also go on to issue a proclamation in recognition of the heroic […]

Are Longtime City Employees at Risk?

Over the last two weeks, the island and its residents have been abuzz with the news that the new City Manager, Dr. Lee Niblock, is under investigation by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office regarding a claim of battery made by a female resident. Since then, public records requests made by multiple individuals have discovered some disturbing supplemental information concerning plans […]

Letter to the Editor: How Not To Solve A Parking Problem, But Create One!

The Marco Island City Council determined that the City has a parking problem. Rather than determine the cause of the problem, the path they chose was to appoint members of the community to a Parking Solutions Committee to solve the problem. Their assignment was to locate areas in the City where additional parking can become available to create parking spaces […]

Cows on Marco’s Beach?

Charlie Green, a family member of Green Meadows Dairy Farm of Elsie, Michigan, returns to Marco Island each year for what he calls his “beach therapy.” He’d bring his daughter Sadie and his wife Sue to help him create sand sculptures of the bovine kind as a gift to beachgoers of Marco Island. For the last several years, Charlie has […]

Marco City Manager Placed on Leave Pending Investigation

At Tuesday evening’s Marco Island City Council meeting, the first order of business came about when City Manager Lee Niblock came forward to council, along with his legal representative Sawyer Smith from Ft. Myers, and requested a leave of absence to deal with the controversy surrounding recent revelations that he was being investigated regarding a claim of battery against a […]

2017 Christmas Island Style Street Parade

Christmas Island Style did it again! Chairs started lining up an entire day before the parade was scheduled to begin. Many say it was the best parade ever with the most spectators in attendance in history. For those that participated with floats, cars, costumes and holiday themed décor, THANK YOU!

JW Marriott Names New GM

Currently in the final phase of a three-year, $320 million renovation and brand conversion project, the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of their new general manager, Sharon Lockwood. A 35-year Marriott veteran, Lockwood will be taking over the role for Rick Medwedeff who has been appointed as the general manager for the all […]

PRAC Wants Field Saved

The Marco Island Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) met just prior to Thanksgiving and heard from Linda Colombo, chairperson of the Beautification Advisory Committee, about how they could join forces and collaborate to replant some of the trees lost during Hurricane Irma. James Pankonin of Kimley Horn addressed the committee regarding how to move forward on redeveloping a “master-plan” […]

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