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Mosquito Control Update

Submitted Efforts to control the prolific onset of salt marsh mosquitoes through aerial spraying will take place this evening, Sunday May 14th, after 10:30 PM, when Skyvan airplanes will treat areas of Marco Island with Anvil. The Henderson Creek area will also be treated after 10:30 PM tonight, with Dibrom. Collier Mosquito Control District has reassured the public that although ... Read More »

Book Launch Raises Money for Kiwanis

Submitted Naples Event Divas, in collaboration with Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Simeris Alliance, hosted the dedication and reveal of the new book “The People’s Commissioner: Donna Fiala.” In just two short hours, readers who supported the commissioner, the mission of the event, and the book, helped raise over $1,000 for the East Naples Kiwanis Foundation. “The People’s Commissioner: ... Read More »

Safe Boating Saves the Day

Submitted While May is National Safe Boating month, the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron (MISP) believes every day in every month is Safe Boating Day! In this issue, one of the members, Charlie Gentry, tells his story about an incident well offshore on board the Blue Chip, a boat he was delivering. A fire broke out and the training ... Read More »

Emergencies on the Water Are You Prepared

Submitted In conjunction with and in support of the 2017 National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) campaign, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux) Flotilla 95, Marco Island, will present an “On the Water Emergency Safety Seminar.” Three sessions will be held on May 20th, at the Marco Island Historical Society’s Rose Auditorium located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. The different ... Read More »

MICMS Students Honored

Submitted Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS) students were recently honored with 33 other public middle school students from Collier County at the Naples Optimist Club’s annual “Youth Appreciation Program.” The program was televised live on the Education Channel and held in the District School Board’s MLK Administration building in Naples. The MICMS students who were honored are McKenna Broxson ... Read More »

New Musical by MIA Teacher Heads to NYC

Submitted New York Musical Festival (Dan Markley – Executive Director & Producer) & Mill Creek Players present the world premiere of “Dorian Gray,” a new musical based on Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” written by Naples resident and Marco Island Academy Performing Arts teacher, Christopher Dayett (book, music, lyrics), and Kevin Mucchetti (music). “Dorian Gray” is an official ... Read More »

Seminole Tribe Earth Day Celebration

Submitted On April 22nd, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum hosted Water Warriors—an Earth Celebration to showcase the ways in which water represents life to the Seminoles. Under the perfectly blue sky, Seminole artists and conservationist Samuel Tommie shared the importance of preserving water and resources for the Seminole Tribe. He ended his talk with a musical flute presentation. Museum Management Trainee Daniel ... Read More »

Garden Club Visits Vizcaya

Submitted The Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island went on a field trip last month to visit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens as well a stop at the Ancient Spanish Monastery.  There were forty-one who “got on the bus” for the drive to the Miami area. It was a beautiful day for the docent tour of the gardens and museum. Vizcaya ... Read More »

Austin Bell Named 2017 Artist of the Year

Submitted Since the spring of 2014, the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, has been naming an Artist of the Year. This special honor recognizes the art or activity of a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of our community. Ten nominations were received by the deadline, March ... 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 Jazzy Night at the Center for the Arts!

Submitted Join us at the Marco Island Center for the Arts for trumpet legend Bob Zottola’s special return engagement. Enthusiasts of both traditional, swing, and classic jazz, as well as The Great American Song Book, are invited to attend this special event on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 5:30 to 7 PM. Have a glass of wine and listen to ... Read More »

Mother/Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party

Submitted The City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department wishes to invite all parents, daughters, all children, grandparents, aunts, nieces, and friends to our annual Mad Hatter Tea Party at The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Drive. The Mad Hatter and all the usual characters will celebrate Mothers’ Day on Saturday, May 13. Mad Hatter teatime is 10 AM to ... Read More »

Plaque Commemorates Club’s Adoption of Park

Submitted On April 24, Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island dedicated a plaque commemorating the Garden Club’s 1984 adoption of Leigh Plummer Park on Barfield Drive as a Garden Club community project. Guests of honor at the dedication were Eva Schliesser, Co-Founder of the Garden Club, Marco Island City Council member Charlette Roman, and Marco Island Parks and Recreation Committee ... Read More »

Sunrise Rotary Awards, Installs Natalia Armstrong

Submitted The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise recently held its installation and awards banquet at Hideaway Beach Club. The evening was a celebration, installing Natalia Armstrong as President and recognizing those contributing to the Club’s accomplishments under President Neil Snyder. Incoming Rotary District Governor Bobbi Bird installed President Armstrong along with her incoming board and officers, consisting of President ... Read More »

Kretch’s: A 30-Year Family Tradition

Submitted Family owned and operated, Kretch’s Restaurant has been serving up fine cuisine and excellent service in a pleas- ant, island atmosphere for 30 years. Husband and wife team, Bruce and El- len Kretschmer, and now son, Bruce, Jr., have a long history of preparing fresh, made-to-order dishes of sautéed, broiled, baked or fried fish, steaks and chops, ribs, chicken ... Read More »

Cocomo’s Grill, Where the Food Speaks for Itself

Submitted Scott and Bonnie Gibbs were in the restaurant business for many years before they purchased Cocomo’s Grill in 2004. They had a passion for creating and serving the finest quality food, while offering a dynamic and diverse menu to their many customers. That passion translates today into a restaurant that offers a wide variety of dishes for the many ... Read More »

Treating Customers Like Family For 34 Years

Submitted Trying to get Sandy Franchino to sit still for an interview is like trying to stop a whirling dervish from whirling! She’s up, she’s down. She’s opening shades to let the air in, she’s standing on a chair to adjust a ceiling fan, she’s responding to texts saying that she’s in an interview and will call them back, she’s ... Read More »

Fires Still Burn in Big Cypress

Submitted Fast Facts: The Cowbell Fire is currently 15,889 acres and 11% contained. 246 personnel are assigned to this incident. Equipment resources include seven helicopters, two single engine air tankers,  and 19 engines. Current Fire Situation: The Cowbell Fire is approximately three miles north of I-75, 1.75 miles south of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and two miles west of ... Read More »

Scholarships Available for Local Arts Majors

Submitted Each year the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students who will be majoring in an area of the arts. Since 2007 the non-profit organization has been awarding scholarships to local students who plan to major in visual arts, literary arts or performing arts. With the cost of a higher education ... Read More »

MIHS Receives Prestigious NEH Grant

Submitted When Austin Bell received a phone call from a Washington, DC area code on December 6, 2016, he thought about ignoring it. He was literally in the middle of installing the Marco Island Historical Museum’s new Pioneer Era exhibit and wasn’t expecting any calls, but something told him to answer. “I thought it was probably another robo-caller,” says Bell, ... Read More »