Tag Archives: Submitted

Fire Rescue Report

Submitted The following information is contained in the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department’s monthly report. The full report may be found on the city’s website, cityofmarcoisland.com, as an attachment to the June 5 city council meeting agenda. Seasonal Ambulance  The part time 12-hour seasonal ambulance (Medic-803) was removed from the island the end of April and is scheduled to return ... Read More »

Lely’s 2017 Varsity Softball Recap

Submitted by Rich Costante Head Softball Coach April Alvarado is in the running for a NFCA All-American and All-Region honors which have yet to be announced. An incredible year in the classroom with five Lely Softball girls named Academic All-Americans! For full stats, check out www.maxpreps.com. Final Record: 14-14, 6A District-12 Runner-Up  Season Highlights: Named an Academic Team Champion (8th ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club Awards Scholarship

Submitted Annually, the Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island awards a college scholarship to a Marco Island Academy (MIA) senior who is interested in or pursuing studies in the environment, horticulture, or conservation. Recently, Marianne Foley, the Calusa Garden Club’s scholarship chairperson, presented a $700 check for college expenses to Joseph Politi, Jr., this year’s scholarship winner. Although Joseph is ... Read More »

Seeking Unsung Hero Nominations

Submitted The Sunrise Rotary Club of Marco Island announced today it is accepting nominations for the quarterly “Unsung Hero” program. The Unsung Hero has gone above and beyond the call of duty. He or she will be a special person who has done extra special things for the Marco Island community without receiving pay or expecting praise or recognition. Chairman ... Read More »

ITC Camp Call for Actors

Submitted The “Sun Will Come Out” on Marco when the Island Theater Company (ITC) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Broadway hit show, “Annie.” ITC is calling all actors for this year’s ITC summer camp and show. If you have a “performer” in your family age 8-18, this is an opportunity to get them onto the stage. If acting isn’t ... Read More »

Help Save Christmas on Marco Island!

Submitted For over 30 years now the island has celebrated the Christmas holiday with programs and events brought by the hard work of a committee of volunteers known as Christmas Island Style. The events have grown, and include everything from Santa’s arrival in a helicopter to festive activities such as the Canine Holiday Pet Parade, holiday decorated boats cruising the ... Read More »

The First 72 Are Up to You! Stay Safe This Hurricane Season

Submitted The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is underway now through November 30. Over the last 50 years, our coastal community has enjoyed many hurricane-free seasons. But in 1960 Hurricane Donna, a strong Category 3 hurricane, swept up the county’s coast from Everglades City to Bonita Beach causing substantial storm surge flooding along the entire coastline. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricane ... Read More »

Sunrise Rotary Donates To Teen Court

Submitted On May 30, 2017, Ms. Carol Fritsch, Collier County Teen Court Coordinator spoke to the members of the Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise about Teen Court. To her great surprise and delight, at the end of the presentation, the Sunrise Club President, Neil Snyder, presented Ms. Fritsch with a $1,000 donation. The donation will go toward scholarships as ... Read More »

A Bit of ‘Whimsy’

Submitted Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to a bit of whimsy on exhibit now until June 27, 2017, weekdays from 9 AM-4 PM. This fanciful mixed-media exhibition will take you to “a smiley place.” It is meant to be odd, fun and fantastic. “Whimsy”- Mixed Media is being showcased in the Exhibition Gallery. The opening reception ... Read More »

Mango’s to Host Meals of Hope Happy Hour

Submitted Marco Island Meals of Hope will hold its next “Happy Hour for Hope” on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at Mango’s Dockside Bistro at the Esplanade, 760 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Mango’s is graciously hosting this event, and is offering drinks at happy hour prices and a delicious spread of hors d’oeuvres. Bill “Captain ... Read More »

Nursing Scholarship Awarded to Local Student

Submitted P.E.O. Chapter GT, Marco Island, established a memorial scholarship honoring Marg (Margaret) Mead. Her husband, Wayne, initiated this through a loving annual donation to Chapter GT, dedicated to a local woman studying in the nursing field. Marg Mead graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa ... Read More »

Best Summer Ever at the Y

Submitted The “best summer ever” is right around the corner and the Greater Marco Family is offering day and specialty camps to make sure kids and teens in East Naples and on Marco Island are adventurous, active and healthy this summer. Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore. But, for some kids summer ... Read More »

Tribute in Celebration of Phyllis P. Marco

Submitted County Commissioner Donna Fiala, guests, Marco Island Historical Society Board, Historical Museum staff and friends of Phyllis Marco gathered on the beautiful Marco Island Museum grounds to acknowledge Phyllis’ many contributions to Marco Island with the dedication of an outdoor bench in her honor. Phyllis  and her husband Eddie arrived on this island’s shores 35 years ago at a ... Read More »

What’s Old is Not Forgotten

Submitted The Marco Island Historical Museum is pleased to present “What’s Old is Not Forgotten” by the Naples Digital Photography Club (DPI-SIG), on display from June 6 to August 26. The exhibit is comprised completely of images captured within Collier County by local photographers. A free opening reception sponsored by the Marco Island Historical Society will be held from on ... Read More »

Spend an Evening with Mermaids

Submitted In the late ‘40s, long before the Magic Kingdom, stunt swimmer and attraction promoter Newt Perry spearheaded the development of one of Florida’s oldest and most beloved roadside attractions: Weeki Wachee Springs, the City of Mermaids. Take a trip to the park with award-winning author and historian Dr. Lucinda Vickers on June 6 at 7 PM in Rose History ... Read More »

MIYC: First to Install Mini Reef

Submitted The Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) is the first yacht club in Southwest Florida to install “Mini Reef” artificial marine habitat systems under its dock to support an environmental initiative to restore the cleanliness and aquatic diversity of the region’s canals and waterways. “The Marco Island Yacht Club is proud to participate in this important environmental program to create ... Read More »

Berkshire Hathaway’s Top Professionals

Submitted Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Florida Realty named their #1 Listing Sales Professionals for April. Kathryn Hunt has been recognized. Kathryn successfully closed $2,550,000 in volume sales for the month. Kathryn was named to the prestigious BHHS Honor Society, which represents the top ten-percent of sales professionals in the BHHS Network. Jon and Suzan Busch were also recognized as #1 ... Read More »

Conservancy Volunteers Worth Millions

Submitted The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently recognized its volunteers during its Annual Recognition Breakfast, hosted and sponsored by Vi at Bentley Village in Naples. Volunteers at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida (the “Conservancy”) have donated more than 436,916 hours in the past year, an equivalent of more than $1.5 million in staff time. “From the day-to-day professionalism – a ... Read More »

Morrison & Freeman Win Gold Addy

Submitted Sherri Morrison of Sherri Morrison Creative Design and Susan Freeman of Wordscapes, Inc., were awarded a Gold Addy for the 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival Special Event Campaign Materials at the American Advertising Federation’s American Advertising Awards District Competition in Miami. Additionally, Sherri Morrison Creative Design won a Gold Addy for the 2016 Naples Children & Education Foundation Annual ... Read More »

Is Your Vessel Safe?

Submitted The Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron has a team of certified Vessel Safety Inspectors who perform free and valuable vessel inspections meant to make your time boating as safe as possible. This season the Squadron did over 215 free boat inspections. Once a vessel has passed it receives a safety decal, which may be displayed onboard to show ... Read More »