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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 »

Vintage Bay – Tranquil, Gated & Spacious

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Vintage Bay is a tranquil, secluded gated community located off San Marco Road with only 132 condos. It is nestled on about 20 acres of lush plantings and mature tropical trees along the edge of Barfield Bay. The four identical buildings A, B, C and D were built between 1997 and 2006. Each ... Read More »

Cool Running – Keep Your Engine Cool

BOATING SAFETY By Keith Wohltman  My neighbors were out fishing in the gulf one sunny afternoon and as the wind kicked up they decided to head back to the dock. The waves were beginning to build and their 21-foot Pursuit plowed through the waves smartly. Then they heard a beeping sound, obviously an alarm of some sort, but they did ... Read More »

Women in the Glades Talk: Local History From Coast to Coast

 Submitted  Imagine South Florida without air-conditioning and without roads or automobiles! Local historian and author Marya Repko will give a free illustrated presentation about “Women the Everglades; Pioneers & Early Environmentalists” on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 3 PM at the Collier County Museum, Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. Back in the 1880s it was difficult living and ... Read More »

JCMI

The big winner at Monday Night Bingo was William Hamilton, from Troy, Ohio. Marvin Klein, member of the Bingo Committee, 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. A complimentary supper is served. For information call the Synagogue office at 239-642-0800. Read More »

Avow Butterfly Release March 25, 2017 

The community is invited to join Avow at Cambier Park, Naples on Saturday, March 25, 2017 for its 12th annual Butterfly Release event. Festivities begin at 10 AM and will include children’s activities and a walk-through butterfly exhibit showcasing hundreds of live butterflies. Beginning at noon, a community memorial service will include inspirational readings, music, and a name-reading ceremony to honor the lives of ... Read More »

Knights of Columbus Bingo

The Knights of Columbus of San Marco Catholic Church host a bingo fundraiser every Thursday through April 6th. Doors open at 5:30 PM and bingo starts at 7 PM. The Council contributes to various charities with the funds raised. The public is invited.   Read More »

Snook to Reopen in Gulf Waters

The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish, snook, reopened March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through April 30. In the Gulf, anglers may keep one snook per day that is not less than 28 inches or more than 33 inches total length, ... Read More »

JCMI BINGO

JCMI’s Monday Night Bingo winner was Jessica Palumbo from Rhode Island. Natalie Klein, Bingo Committee member, hands over the big winnings. Bingo is played every Monday night at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. The doors open at 5:30 PM. Supper is complimentary. For info call 239-642-0800. Read More »

Fishing in the 10,000 Islands in March

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com March is typically a pivotal month where the weather begins to change from winter cold fronts and strong winds, trending to calmer and warmer water temperatures and warmer daytime air temperatures as spring approaches. The State of Florida is easily considered the Fishing Capital of the World, and our Ten Thousand Islands area here ... Read More »

My Surreal Encounter With Angels

This is weird. I no longer trust boat trailers and I think of mangroves as angels. Actually I’ve never thought much about either one. After all, here in Southwest Florida, we see boat trailers all the time. And we take care of our mangroves but we take them for granted. Now my thinking is completely different. About eight o’clock one ... Read More »

‘Crossing for a Cure’ MIPD Officer to Paddleboard from Bahamas to Florida

By Samantha Husted On June 17th, Father’s Day weekend, Marco Island police officer Josh Ferris will embark on a 50-mile, open-water, paddleboard adventure from Bimini in the Bahamas to Dania Beach, Florida. Ferris, an active paddle boarder, is making the journey in order to raise money on behalf of the Piper’s Angels Foundation. Piper, of whom the foundation is named ... Read More »

Dr. Guidry Resumes His Medical Practice And almost loses it: Part 2

By Barry Gwinn Dr. Guidry opened his medical practice in Marco Island in 1998, having bought an existing practice on Collier Boulevard. The practice took off, and in 2000 he was able to purchase the building at 1310 San Marco Road, next to the firehouse. He still has his office there today. In 2002, he brought in Mitchell Shaw, D.O. ... Read More »

Coffee with the Chiefs

Enjoy your morning cup of coffee with Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino and Fire Chief Mike Murphy on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 9 AM at Wake Up Marco, 912 N. Collier Boulevard. Coffee with the Chiefs is the perfect opportunity for Marco Island residents to personally meet with the Chiefs and to voice any questions ... Read More »

Five Days of Celebration Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival Returns

Submitted The Museum of the Everglades is excited to host its 13th annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival from Tuesday, February 21, to Saturday, February 25. This festival celebrates the life and work of Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) (1890-1998), who was an author, journalist and environmental activist. Her best-known work, “Everglades: River of Grass,” was published in 1947. It drew attention ... Read More »

Never Say Never Writer Roy Eaton Overcame Challenges to Motivate Others

By Jessica Hernstadt Naples writer Roy Eaton, in his book “Soldier Boy,” describes life’s challenges as “numerous and complex.” Roy writes these words from experience. The first of his many life challenges began upon birth. In the spring of 1946, Roy Eaton was born in New London, Connecticut. A full month premature and weighing around two pounds, Roy’s underdeveloped lungs ... Read More »

Club Face Alignment

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Making contact with the golf ball, and making the golf ball fly in the air at the target are golfer’s instinctual foundations. Even the least athletic golfer has these two instincts. I believe my job as an instructor is to provide students guidance that enables their instincts to succeed more consistently. It’s what I ... Read More »

SUN-N-FUN LAGOON INVITES YOU BACK

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon invites you back for the winter season. The park will open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Saturday, Feb. 18. The park will also be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, for the President’s Day holiday. The Lazy River is under construction, so the Collier County Parks & Recreation Division is offering a special admission rate ... Read More »

COUNCIL ACCEPTS MANAGER’S RESIGNATION 5-2

At the outset of the meeting on Monday night the Marco Island City Council accepted the resignation of City Manager Roger Hernstadt.  Hernstadt has served the Marco community for 3 years, and has been a highly visible member of the community in addition to his wife Jessica who volunteered for numerous charitable organizations. Hernstadt came to the community after many ... Read More »