Tag Archives: online

Marco Island Florist Reaches Milestone

Submitted WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, has announced that Marco Island Florist Home and Gifts has reached the prestigious WeddingWire Rated™ Black Level, by earning more than 100 wedding reviews for wedding and events in Naples and Marco Island. The WeddingWire Rated™ program recognizes wedding professionals who have received positive newlywed reviews about their business on WeddingWire. Within ... Read More »

County Advisory Committee Vacancies 

To apply for an advisory committee vacancy, submit an application online at Advisory Committee Application. Residents may also receive a hard copy application by visiting colliergov.net or by calling Wanda Rodriguez at 239-252-8400. Please forward your completed hard copy application to the attention of Wanda Rodriguez, County Attorney’s Office, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 800, Naples, Florida 34112-5746. Read More »

10 Free Flowering Trees 

Residents in your state can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2017. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, and three white flowering dogwoods. “These beautiful trees will beautify your ... Read More »

MIPO Dissolves

Submitted On December 1, 2016, the MIPO Board of Directors voted to dissolve the political committee known as the Marco Island Property Owners. In the group’s last newsletter, which was sent to members, they encouraged Marco Island citizens to attend or watch city council meetings on Channel 93 or online to be informed on city issues. The following three very ... Read More »

Register Now for Gulf Coast Little League

Submitted The Gulf Coast Little League spring registration is now open! The league offers baseball and softball for children from 4 to 14 years old, and serves the East Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City areas. The Gulf Coast Little League is also home to the 2015 10-11 year old District 27 Champions and the 2016 11-12 year old District ... Read More »

Equipment Check

Coach Wayne’s Corner By Wayne Clark As a coach and instructor, my customers and students frequently ask me, “What kind of tennis racquet or pickleball paddle should I buy?” Like purchasing anything today, it can be somewhat overwhelming and confusing because there is so much to choose from. In both tennis and pickleball, racquets and paddles were originally made of ... Read More »

Holiday Donation

Submitted The Marco Island Police Department presented The Shelter for Abused Women and Children with over $1,000 in gift cards and toys today. “The Shelter is an integral part of our community and we consider them part of our family,” said Police Chief Al Schettino. “I’d like to thank everyone for generously donating during this holiday season to this worthy ... Read More »

Blue Mangrove Gallery Celebrates Decade of Success

By Maureen Chodaba As you step into the Blue Mangrove Gallery in Town Center Mall, you enter a world of artistic craftsmanship, elegance and style. The gallery recently celebrated ten years of sharing its unique artisan jewelry, art and gifts. Blue Mangrove Gallery owner Christie Marcoplos shared her secrets of success, “To succeed, you need to have a vision combined ... Read More »

Naples As A Best Beach Town

 Coastal Living, the magazine established for those who live or vacation along the Gulf, West and East Coasts, lists Naples, Florida as one of “America’s 10 Best Beach Towns for Christmas.” Selected by the magazine’s travel editors, the list recognizes 10 destinations that celebrate the Christmas season with extra sparkle. The magazine’s editors noted the “truly beautiful window displays” around ... Read More »

2017 Florida Master Gardener Training

Submitted Do you love gardening and sharing with others? Consider becoming a master gardener volunteer. The University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will train volunteers for the Florida Master Gardener Program. This 13-week program includes indoor and outdoor classroom work, online modules and hands-on activities. The program provides an overview of horticulture subjects, environmentally sound gardening ... Read More »

Expect Humor and Wisdom at ‘Show Me’ Book Launch

Submitted On November 18 Randall Kenneth Jones will introduce Marco Island to his blend of humor, heart and wisdom at a Book Launch Party for his new book “Show Me.” From 5:30-7 PM at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, Jones will read excerpts from his book, tell playful behind-the-scenes stories, and discuss his interviews with the likes of?Pat ... Read More »

Delivering the Holidays to Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide

Delivering the Holidays to Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide U.S. Postal Service Recommended Mailing Dates Fort Myers/Naples/Port Charlotte FL – Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and ... Read More »

The Leadership Coalition on Aging Fourth Annual Conference

The Leadership Coalition On Aging Collier County will host their 4th annual Conference on Aging on Friday, November 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hodges University, located at 2655 Northbrooke Drive in Naples. This year’s conference aims to provide insight to local health care and social service professionals on enriching the lives of seniors in Collier County. The Coalition’s first Senior Expo, free and open to the general public, will follow the ... Read More »

Fall Book Sale – Come Get a Bargain!

THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 -5PM, 2016 The Collier County Public Library invites you to save money and help local library programs when you shop at the Fall Book Sale being held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples, Florida 34102. The sale offers adult and ... Read More »

Local Effort to Aid Haiti’s Hurricane Victims

By Don Manley Inaction was not a possibility for Amber Bragenzer when she learned of the death and destruction left in Hurricane Matthew’s wake after it pummeled the impoverished island nation of Haiti. The storm ripped across Haiti’s rugged landscape on October 4th with top sustained winds of 145 mph, killing more than 1,000 people and leaving survivors without food, ... Read More »

Naples Named #8 Best Big City

Submitted Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Naples, FL recognized as the 8th “Best Big City” in the US. “We are truly excited for Naples to be recognized with this prestigious award from Conde Nast Traveler readers,” said Jack Wert, Executive Director of Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. “We ... Read More »

Women in the Everglades A Brief History of Pioneers and Early Environmentalists

Submitted Local author Marya Repko encapsulates information from her previous Brief History books but adds much more as she summarizes the role of women in the settling of South Florida from the east to west coasts and around Lake Okeechobee. After describing the hardships of pioneer life, the book cites examples of how women took a leading role on environmental ... Read More »

Five Tips to Maintain Fishing Rods and Reels

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps Your fishing rods and reels are your most vital fish catching tools, so you should know how to keep them in good working order. After all, no one wants to lose out on catching that trophy fish due to a broken rod tip or a frozen reel. However, with proper maintenance, you can keep your ... Read More »

Champions For Learning Give Grants

Champions For Learning awarded almost $65,000 in classroom grants to Collier County teachers. Volunteers, supporters, and board members of Champions For Learning, surprised local teachers when they delivered 126 grant checks to 41 Collier County schools, to support innovative experiences for students. Collier County teachers requested funding through the classroom grant portal on the Champions For Learning website. This online ... Read More »

Receive 10 Free Autumn Classics Trees or Five Crapemyrtle

The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering 10 free autumn classics trees or five free Crapemyrtle when you join the organization in October. Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in October will receive five free crapemyrtle trees or 10 free autumn classics selected for your area. The 10 autumn classics include: two sugar maples, two ... Read More »