Southwest Florida

Discovering Another Side of Goodland

The Fishing Village and Artist Enclave is Charming by Sea

Any tourist who has bothered to venture outside his or her beach cabana may have had the occasion to discover Goodland, the hidden gem of Marco Island—by car, at least. The casual tourist visit to Goodland might include the cultural phenomenon known as Sunday at Stan’s, where the rich and famous rub elbows with the not-so-rich and famous and have a heck of […]

Nesting Colonies Hit Hard at Sand Dollar Island


June marks a magical time on Sand Dollar Island — chick season. Last year around this time there were approximately 400 least tern nests and 600 black skimmer nests at the tip of Sand Dollar Island. It had the largest nesting colony in the entire state. This season the nesting colonies suffered a major setback due to the heavy rainfall […]

Enjoy Summer Pool Parties at the Hilton Marco Island


Starting June 23, 2018, the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa will introduce Pool Parties as part of the resort’s Day Pass Program. Hilton’s Summer Pool Parties will feature “Winslow and the Rockefellers” on June 23rd and run every Saturday through the summer from 2-6 PM featuring live bands. Pool passes are available each day from 11 AM until […]

Marco Island Real Estate Report, May 2018

Home Inventory Down 22% from Last Year

The inventory of homes, lots and condos for sale on Marco Island totaled nine-hundred seventy-two (972), down 9% from a year ago. A total of one-hundred fifteen (115) properties sold in May, down 4% from May last year. Total dollar volume sold was $90.4 million, up 4% from May last year. One-hundred thirty-four (134) new listings came on the market […]

Serving Those Who Serve JW Marriott’s Spirit to Serve Our Communities Day


Marriott International’s dedication to service extends beyond its many hotels and resorts to also embrace the places they call home. The corporation’s focus on giving-back is demonstrated in a concentrated fashion each May through its “Spirit to Serve Our Communities Day.” The international event sees staff address local needs through organized events and volunteer efforts, such as Habitat for Humanity […]

MIHS ‘I Remember Marco’ Exhibit Asks Community to Curate


What’s your Marco Island story? The Marco Island Historical Society has invited the community to help curate their newest exhibit, “I Remember Marco” in the hopes of answering that question. “I Remember Marco” will encourage museumgoers to share their own stories, memories, and experiences in an interactive way. By participating, the collective community will ultimately shape the exhibit. “So often […]

JW Marriott Celebrates Global Wellness Day


Originally created in Turkey in 2012, Global Wellness Day has now become a highly celebrated event enjoyed in more than 100 countries across 5,000 different locations. Founded on the thought of how “one day can change your whole life,” Global Wellness Day aims to inspire people to live a healthier and better life by raising awareness and increasing motivation to […]

Be Prepared- Hurricane Season Begins June 1

The first 72 are up to you!

The first 72 are up to you! The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and ends on Nov. 30. Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. It is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches, and that you have a 72-Hour Disaster […]

Tax-Free Holiday on Storm Supplies June 1-7 

Making Smart Choices on Generators and Fuel Cans

With a sales tax free holiday June 1-7 on storm supplies in the Sunshine State, Floridians will be stocking up. Portable generators and fuel containers are qualified for tax-free purchases, and here’s a few tips from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute to help consumers. When the lights go out, gen­erators keep your home humming with light and power. When purchasing a generator, consider the types […]

Niblock Arraignment


Former Marco Island City Manager Lee Niblock was due to be arraigned this morning at the Collier County Court House on charges of first degree simple battery. Mr. Niblock’s attorney filed a plea of not guilty to the charges electronically and neither he nor Mr. Niblock’s were required to show at the courthouse to enter that plea. A court date […]


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