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I’m Just Wild About Stars and Candy…

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry “Stars on the Water” and Candy Morgan, that is. Eleven years ago, Candy Morgan visited me (the principal of Tommie Barfield Elementary at the time) with a proposal for an after-school support program for second graders called “Stars on the Water.” The original inspiration came from Reverend Kyle Bennett at St. Mark’s ... 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 »

FDOT’S FIVE-YEAR PLAN $45.6 Billion 

The Florida Transportation Commission, at its meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Tallahassee, conducted its annual Statewide Public Hearing and statutorily mandated review of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Tentative Work Program for fiscal years 2017/18 through 2021/22. The commission reviewed and agreed the work program complies with applicable federal and state laws and policies. FDOT’S Tentative Work ... Read More »

Charitable Business Sends Family to Disney

By Jesus Calo After mourning the death of a spouse, a single mother of four boys finds that keeping busy helps. It is acts of generosity like the one of a local law firm that made a dream, a reality, for this family. This will be the fourth annual “For the Family Award” gifted from the kindness of William G. ... Read More »

International Women’s Day Luncheon

Submitted To celebrate International Women’s Day, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Marco Island Branch invites everyone to join them for lunch at Hideaway Beach Club while enjoying a program presented by Janina Birtola on “Amelia’s View Through Pilot Eyes” – a view of the challenges faced by Amelia Earhart and other early female pilots. The program and lunch ... Read More »

Discover Tigertail – A Feel Good Event: Friends of Tigertail Beach team with TBE for a day of fun

By Scott Shook Overcast skies and pleasant temperatures welcomed visitors to Discover Tigertail, a program for attendees of all ages to become acquainted with Tigertail Beach. Organizers of the event, held Saturday, February 25, benefitted from the weather conditions that kept everyone comfortable as they took part in the various programs that awaited. The weather was also conducive to bird ... Read More »

Grace Place Launches West Side Challenge

By Maureen Chodaba Grace can be defined as a state of regeneration and betterment bestowed with divine assistance upon those in need. Grace Place for Children and Families is a place where this bestowal of blessings can be witnessed on a daily basis. Started in 2004, this non-profit education center in Golden Gate is dedicated to putting faith into action ... Read More »

Imagination Ball 2017: Unforgettable Evening of Glitz, Glamour & Giving

By Nikkie Sardelli Over 250 guests, dressed to the nines, attended the annual Imagination Ball supporting the American Cancer Society on the evening of Saturday, February 4. Aligned with the evening’s theme, “Glitz, Glamour & Giving,” there was no lack of effort made to ensure guests felt like they were entering an event fit for celebrities. Welcomed by a red ... Read More »

Marco Fire Rescue Partners With Children’s Coalition

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Water is a major component of what makes Marco Island so special. With over 100 miles of canals, thousands of swimming pools and approximately five miles of beach, residents and visitors flock to the water on a regular basis to enjoy a number of recreational activities that include swimming, boating and a number of water sports ... Read More »

ALERT: Chocolate Lovers

Submitted If you have a sweet tooth, make sure to mark your calendars for Saturday evening, March 4, 2017, at 7:30 PM, for the second event of the Saul I. Stern Cultural Series. This fascinating event will appeal to all chocolate lovers. The presenter for the evening program is Rabbi Deborah Prinz, an expert on chocolate, who travels the world ... Read More »

Sail and Power Squadron Change of Watch

Submitted It is that time of year again for boating organizations on Marco Island to have their Change of Watch and install their new officers for 2017. Recently, the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron held their Change of Watch on the Marco Island Princess. It was appropriate to have a sunset cruise to close out the old bridge of ... Read More »

Proper Positioning is Paramount

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com In all sports, we need to make sure that we are properly positioned to allow ourselves to efficiently and effectively execute a strategic game plan. In previous columns, I have discussed my belief of the need for proper fundamentals with both the serve and the return, as well as the fact of how important I believe ... Read More »

Shell Club Seminar

Submitted At 6 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017, the Marco Island Shell Club will host guest speaker Dr. Gary Schmelz, who will present a fascinating program entitled, “Solomon Islands Adventures – a Return to Bali Hai.” Dr. Schmelz will incorporate into the seminar photographs he had taken during his travels there. Dr. Schmelz is a field research associate with ... Read More »

JCMI Hosts Accident Prevention Program

Submitted On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 1 and 3 PM The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) will host an accident prevention program. The presentation, by “Step Smart Collier,” will include a free injury prevention briefing, as well as an exhibit for seniors focusing on preventing falls, the leading cause of injury and death to seniors in Collier County. ... Read More »

MIYC Welcomes New Bridge at Commodore’s Ball

Submitted The Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) will hold its 15th annual Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch ceremony on Saturday, January 21, 2017, followed by the gala ball. The formal program includes the traditional Colors Ceremony and Change of Watch. Lois Dixon will be sworn in as the new commodore, taking over the leadership role at the Club as ... Read More »

Breakfast and Birds

Submitted Friends of Tigertail (FOT) will host the 12th “Breakfast and Birds” on January 28 from 9 AM to 11 AM at Tigertail Beach. Bring your own breakfast and meet other interested birders to learn how to identify the beautiful wading birds and shorebirds that forage in the Tigertail lagoon during the winter. Binoculars are recommended. The program is free ... Read More »

Caxambas Republicans Celebrate Election Victories

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  A who’s who of local Republican politics assembled on January 17 at the Marco Island Yacht Club as the Caxambas Republican Club President Litha Berger called the first meeting of 2017 to order. Berger recognized State Senator Kathleen Passidomo, who quickly addressed those assembled before she departed for another meeting, but not before she graciously thanked ... Read More »

Shrink Your Water Bill

The Beautification Advisory Committee of Marco Island will hold its annual presentation entitled, “Shrink Your Water Bill.” Discover ways to limit your irrigation while still having an attractive landscape. Nic Nikolich of Collier County’s free Urban Mobile Irrigation Lab service and Master Gardener Maria Schoenfelder will enlighten you with new information. Learn about Florida-friendly landscaping, pick up some landscaping tips ... Read More »

VFW Picks Essay Contest Winners

Submitted The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Marco Island Post 6370 recognized six local students for their entry and participation in the National Patriot’s Pen 2016 essay contest. Each year the VFW recognizes excellence among youth through this program. Students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades submit their entries based on the appointed theme to their local post. Each ... Read More »