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The Search is On

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  The search is on in earnest for a replacement for former City Manager Roger Hernstadt, nearly three months after his departure. Council has chosen the Mercer Group out of Atlanta, Georgia to assume that responsibility and their representative, W.D. Higginbotham Jr. appeared before council on May 1 to review his intentions on how to proceed in ... Read More »

Art on Marco Island

Submitted  The artists of The Local Color Art Gallery at the Shops of Olde Marco can not only create wonderful works of art for your home or condo, but can also put on a colorful and creative First Friday open house for their guests and patrons. This past May 5th was no exception. The theme was “Run For The Roses” ... Read More »

Say ‘Cheese,’ Meow Please…: It’s Glamour Puss Time!

Submitted For the Love of Cats invites all cat lovers to submit their photos for the 2017 Glamour Puss Photo Contest. The online contest is open to all cat photos submitted between April 1, 2017 and midnight June 10, 2017. Photos can be submitted at http://fortheloveofcatsfl.com/glamourpuss2018. The entry fee per photo is $25. Cat lovers entering their “picture purrfect” photos ... Read More »

A Fresh Taste of Goodland ~ Marker 8.5

By Jesus Calo Scenic is exactly the word for Marker 8.5, located between Hell’s Gate and Horr’s Island, “where the elite eat in their bare feet.” The restaurant is owned by the Head Chef Michael Duncan and his wife, Laura. The Goodland Yacht Club’s restaurant gives that same old Florida feel, but with some unexpectedly fresh and unique dishes. You ... Read More »

‘Come a Stranger, Leave a Friend’ Arturo’s Italian Restaurant

By Jesus Calo From the moment you walk through the entrance of Arturo’s Italian Ristorante, you know you are in for a unique dining experience. What draws you in is the wonderfully carved wooden door with a sign above stating, “The Art of Fine Italian Food and Fun.” When you dine in at Arturo’s, you are treated as one of ... Read More »

Marco Island’s Lowest List Price Condos

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Last week 402 condos were listed for sale on the island. Thirteen of them are studios. The lowest list price condo on the island last week is a 406 square foot studio at Southwinds for $118,000. Southwinds is close to Residents’ Beach. This first floor efficiency condo features tile floors, high-impact windows, oak ... Read More »

Stick and Move

MIND, BODY And Spirit Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “The strength of a tree lies in its ability to bend.” ~ Zen Proverb One day, a couple of years ago, I backed out of my driveway to run a few errands. Seatbelt on. XM Radio tuned in. Sunglasses in place. I was headed down a main thoroughfare here on the island when ... Read More »

Marco’s Miracle Baby

By Jessica Hernstadt With his deep brown eyes and infectious smile, no one who meets 7½-month-old baby Cash is immune from his charms. But what many don’t know is that this beautiful child is nothing short of a miracle. Cash Carter Macchiarolo was born on August 24, 2016, five weeks early with a severe heart condition. Cash’s father Nick Macchiarolo, ... Read More »

ASH Offers New Treatment Options

Naples-based Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida expanded its physical rehabilitation and fitness center, installing an Oasis Underwater Treadmill. This hydrotherapy system gives patients the best opportunity to recover from surgical, arthritic, geriatric and chronically debilitating diseases and conditions. ASH of Florida’s physical rehabilitation team designs treatment programs focusing on sports medicine, performance optimization, fitness, weight management, surgery recovery and chronic ... Read More »

John R. Wood’s Luxury Portfolio Summit

Local real estate professional Natalie Kirstein of John R. Wood Properties joined an accomplished group of real estate professionals from around the world at the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event was open exclusively to sales associates who specialize in the luxury market and whose firms are affiliated with Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of ... Read More »

BINGO at JCMI

Maria Galton from Canastota, New York receives her big winnings from Marvin Klein, Bingo Committee member, at Monday’s Bingo held weekly at the JCMI, 991 Winterberry Drive. Bingo was closed April 10 for Passover but will resume on April 17 – doors will open at 5:30 PM and the first game is called at 7 PM. Call 239-642-0800 for more information. Shirley Posner, a member of the Bingo Committee, ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club in Action

Submitted At its March business meeting, the Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island inducted two new members. Making this meeting even more special was the garden tour at the home of Florida Master Gardener Donna Kay, which served as the horticulture workshop prior to the business meeting. Donna Kay’s yard is a prototypical tropical garden hammock, giving visitors a true ... Read More »

Endocrinologist Jasper Opens Offices

Submitted Josephine V. Jasper, M.D., a board certified endocrinologist with twenty-five years experience, has opened offices in Marco Island and Naples. Dr. Jasper specializes in diabetes, thyroid disorders, erectile dysfunction, infertility, menopause and all other hormonal disorders. Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Jasper was rated Top New Jersey Doctor 2015, and America’s Best Physicians 2016. The Naples office is ... Read More »

‘Team of Five’ Humanitarians Honored by MICA

Submitted The Marco Island Civic Association’s Humanitarian of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious awards on Marco Island. This esteemed award was developed in 1998 to honor the unsung heroes of Marco Island, the people who do so much for so many; the wonderful, positive people you do not hear much about. Recent recipients have included Maria ... Read More »

Cuba Opens Its Door to Americans

GLOBAL TRAVELER Dave Pattison The mysteries of Cuba, its isolation and its oppressive heritage has long fascinated and intrigued Americans. Now that Cuba has left its doors slightly open I took the opportunity to see for myself what is happening there. I booked a people-to-people cruise on Fathom’s Adonia, a 904 passenger ship sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines, to gain ... Read More »

Worship Together at Easter Sunrise Service

Submitted The 29th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach will be held Sunday, April 16, 7 AM on the beach at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Rev. Kirk Dreiser, Wesley United Methodist Church, will lead the opening prayer, Rev. Lucas Tanner, Reformed University Fellowship at Florida Gulf Coast University will lead ... Read More »

JCMI Bingo

David Kastenholz, from Brookfield, Wisconsin was Monday night’s big winner. Sue Baum, Bingo Chair, hands him his winnings. Bingo is played every Monday night at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. Doors open at 5:30 PM, complimentary supper, open to the public!       Read More »

Raymond James Financial to Join S&P 500

Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE: RJF) announced today that it has been selected for the S&P 500® index effective at the open of trading on Monday, March 20, 2017, under the GICS Investment Banking and Brokerage Sub-Industry Index. “We are honored to be included with this prestigious group of companies,” said Chairman and CEO Paul Reilly. “This represents a significant ... Read More »

Upcoming Seafood Fest and More

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala We will be losing a very special Marco person and hotel manager and Tourist Development Council member when Mac Chaudhry moves upstate soon. I just finally learned to spell his name and there he goes! After 28 years with the Hilton Hotels, he and his wife are moving to northern Florida to be with their beloved ... Read More »

Fire Department Update

Submitted The City of Marco Island Fire Rescue Department has provided the following update in their monthly report to city council. Fire Station 51 The temporary housing facility has been delivered and is currently in the set-up phase. Staff anticipates that the station will open in mid-March. The City Attorney is waiting for a response from the insurance company relating ... Read More »