Tag Archives: Monday

Notice of South Beach Access Closure 

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Submitted South Marco Beach Access, one of four public beach access points on Marco Island, will be undergoing parking lot, beach access walkway and landscape improvements. These enhancements will require closure of the beach access parking lot and beach access until Thursday, December 22, 2016. The parking lot and beach access will open for the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday, November 23 ... Read More »

City Council Meeting Update

Photos by Frank Steiger:  Marco Island City Council. Bottom row, from left: Victor Rios, Joe Batte and Jared Grifoni. Top row: Bob Brown, Howard Reed, Charlette Roman and Larry Honig.

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Monday evening saw the four newly elected city council members sworn into office by 20th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Ramiro Manalich, as wives and supporters looked on. Councilmen Larry Honig, along with Jared Grifoni, Howard Reed and Charlette Roman took the oath of office and assumed their seats on the dais, alongside Councilmen Joe Batte, Bob ... Read More »

Marco Votes For Change

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By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Island voters chose to return one incumbent councilor to office and rejected the return of two others. Incumbent Councilor Larry Honig will join with newcomers Jared Grifoni, Charlette Roman and Howard Reed when the new council convenes on Monday, November 14 at 5:30 PM in city council chambers. The top vote getters easily out polled ... Read More »

Rookery Bay Unveils New Exhibit

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COASTAL CONNECTIONS Renee Wilson Three new marine animals are now in residence at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center for the public to see. The new aquarium exhibit allows visitors to safely observe moon jellies that are commonly found in local waters. Dave Graff, an education specialist for Rookery Bay Research Reserve, introduced the exhibit to the Learning Center to help ... Read More »

A Fresh Look at Pearls

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Pearl necklace by Linda Osika.

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts will host a Pearl Talk and Trunk Show with renowned jewelry artist, Linda Osika on November 17, 2016 from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM. In addition to being a skilled artisan, Osika travels the world in search of unique, high quality elements to create beautiful jewelry. She recently returned from her annual ... Read More »

Voting Begins in 2016 Election

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By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The 2016 elections are moving into one of the final stages of determining who will emerge victorious on the evening of November 8, hopefully. It will all come down to who has energized their base the most and insured they turn out during early voting, and then finally on Election Day, November 8. On the first ... Read More »

Marriott Party to Kickoff Relay Season

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By Maureen Chodaba The Marco Island office of the American Cancer Society invites you to attend the 2017 Relay For Life Kickoff Party, Monday, November 7 from 5-7 PM at the Marco Island Marriott. The Relay For Life is a global movement in the fight against cancer. It began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran around a ... Read More »

JCMI Bingo Winners

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Bingo is open to the public and played every Monday evening through May 1st at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. Read More »

Red Tide Alert for Marco’s Beaches

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Submitted You can smell the whiff of dead fish from the boardwalk of Residents Beach. Thousands of dead fish blanket the water’s edge from South Beach to the tip of Sand Dollar Island. Collier County raked the beach on Friday, October 7, and is scheduled to return on Monday, October 10. Die-hard walkers braved a cooler Saturday morning for their ... Read More »

A Man Called Ove

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BOOK REMARKS  Maggie Gust “Ove is fifty-nine. He drives a Saab.” Knowing his age is an important point in any man’s story. In Ove’s case, knowing that he drives and has always driven a Saab is essential in understanding him. One’s choice of vehicle reveals much about one’s character, in Ove’s mind. He evaluates others based upon their vehicle brand. When ... Read More »

MIA Football Fracas Leads to Learning Experience

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By Roger LaLonde Administration at Marco Island Academy has suspended a football player for his actions during an altercation at the Marco Island and St. John Neumann game on Sept. 23. Senior Bon Deese was suspended from football for two weeks. He will miss the September 30th game when MIA hosts First Baptist Academy at 7 PM on Winterberry Field. ... Read More »

CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE PROJECTS:

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Airport-Pulling Road between North Road and Prospect Avenue – On Airport-Pulling Road between North Road and Prospect Avenue expect intermittent lane closures northbound through Friday, Aug. 26 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting, as crews continue sidewalk repairs. Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with lighted arrow signs, advance warning signs, a rolling truck with signage and barricades to assist travelers in ... Read More »

Coupon for FREE CHILD TICKET To Naples Zoo All Labor Day Weekend

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Looking for a great way to spend time with the kids or grandkids this Labor Day weekend? Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is offering a free child ticket with every paid adult ticket. Come meet our new red-ruffed baby lemurs, Fred and George! Children (and adults!) can feed the giraffe herd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Of course, ... Read More »

Extortion Threat at Marriott

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By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Island Police received separate calls early Monday morning August 8 threatening harm by gunfire and possible explosive devices against the Marco Island Marriott Resort on South Collier Boulevard by an unidentified male subject. “Upon receipt of the threats we immediately involved our sister agencies such as the Marco Island Fire Rescue and the Collier County ... Read More »

It’s Little League All Over Again!

“It’s hot out there,” and (from left) Don Schwartz, Jimmy Williams, Ray Niemeyer and Jeff Hultgren try to cool off.

Submitted “It’s gonna be a hot one,” yelled one of the guys, as players begin to file into the dugout at a recent softball pick-up game at Winterberry Park. Except, these are not your average ball players. They are members of the Marco Island Senior Softball League. By 8:20 AM on a Monday morning, about 20 guys arrived, enough for ... Read More »

COUNTY PARKS PROGRAM REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY

Registration for all Collier County Parks & Recreation’s fall programs begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1. Collier County Parks & Recreation offers numerous programs for all ages, including voluntary prekindergarten, afterschool adventures, youth and adult sports, arts and crafts, music, fitness and more. To find a program for you, visit www.collierparks.com or download our mobile app, which is available for download on Apple ... Read More »

ROAD WATCH REPORT

US 41 from Six L’s Farm Road to CR 92/San Marco Road:Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path on the south side of roadway. The speed limit will be reduced from 60 mph to 50 mph during the day. The speed limit will remain at 45 mph during nighttime hours. Drivers should use caution traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is ... Read More »

Carolina Avenue between Warren Street and Trammel Street

On Carolina Avenue between Warren Street and Trammel Street expect traffic to be reduced to one lane only intermittently on Friday, July 29 between8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting, as crews working for Florida Power and Light continue installation of utility poles. Flagmen will be used, as needed, along with advance warning signs and barricades to assist travelers in this area. Read More »

Candidate Forum

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Submitted The Caxambas Republican Club is sponsoring a Candidate Forum for U.S. District FL-19 on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 PM, at the Marco Island Yacht Club. The cost is $25, which will include hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, tax and gratuities. A happy hour cash bar will be available. The following candidates will be present: Dan Bongino, Chauncey ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed

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Submitted Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking volunteers! Our learning center is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM (open Saturdays beginning October). Volunteers are an integral part of the reserve and there are many opportunities available. Currently we are filling volunteers positions in the following areas: Docents for our daily programs; teachers and assistants for ... Read More »