Tag Archives: time

Ad Hoc Committees Formed

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The Marco Island City Council has established two separate ad-hoc advisory committees to examine issues that have perplexed the city over the last decade or so. The hope of council is that a focused effort will bring about possible solutions to these long time concerns. Ad-Hoc Parking Solutions Committee  At the suggestion of Councilor Charlette Roman ... Read More »

Joint Council/Commissioner Meeting Held

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The joint meeting of the Collier County Board of Commissioners and the Marco Island City Council took place last week at the County Commissioners Chambers in Naples. During a previous city council meeting and at the first workshop leading up to the joint meeting, Chairman Larry Honig had conveyed to his city council colleagues that the ... Read More »

Medical Marijuana Update | What’s happening with the moratorium?

By Samantha Husted County commissioners recently voted 4-1 to shorten the yearlong moratorium that had been placed on the distribution of medical marijuana in Collier County. The new deadline has been set for October 10. The motion came a day after Florida legislators failed to pass a body of law necessary for implementing the amendment. The Florida Department of Health ... Read More »

Veterans Monument 2.0

By Jesus Calo  Over a decade ago, a veteran’s monument was erected in a memorial park at the Marco Island Cemetery. Recently, the monument underwent renovations, right in time for Memorial Day. The monument began as an Eagle Scout project by two members who worked hard to raise $20,000. Since veterans assemble at the Marco Island Cemetery for Veterans Day ... Read More »

Marco Island Real Estate Trends Remain Strong

By Michael O’Rourke, President Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® During the month of April the Marco Island real estate market continued its momentum by achieving another significant increase in activity when compared to prior year same time frame according to the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service. Closed sales for single family homes, home-sites/vacant lots and ... Read More »

Project Lifesaver Now on Marco

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The realtors at Keller Williams on Marco Island donate time, talent and treasures in many ways. One such undertaking will assist local law enforcement to benefit all age groups and will help locate individuals who may have a habit of wandering away from home due to challenges beyond their control. On Tuesday, May 16th the realtors ... Read More »

Loss of a Friend

More Straight Talk  Steve “Stef” Stefanides stef@coastalbreezenews.com For those of you that know me best, you know I tend to keep my private emotions inside; not always a good thing, but for me it has worked. The last decade or so I’ve been more open with those feelings and haven’t been ashamed to show them outwardly. When my dad died ... Read More »

Goodland to Get Million Dollar Water Line | Construction to start May 30th

By Barry Gwinn At a public meeting at the Goodland Boat Park on May 18, Collier County (CC) officials announced that construction would begin on the replacement of Goodland’s main water line, beginning, on May 30th with an anticipated completion date of October 1st. Originally scheduled to begin in November 2016, that date was scrubbed, after objections by Goodland merchants ... Read More »

St. Mark’s Preschool Graduation | Next Stop Kindergarten!

By Jodi Pree  On Wednesday, May 17 at 6 PM, the St. Mark’s sanctuary was filled with excited, camera-ready parents and family members anticipating the graduation march of their five-year-olds. While parents waited anxiously, the dedicated teachers hurried to make sure every graduate had their cap and gown on perfectly and were lined up in their proper places, but with ... Read More »

Activity for Florida Black Bears, Cubs

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds the public to be aware that bears are becoming more active this time of year. There are important things people can do over the next few months to reduce negative interactions with Florida’s largest land mammal. June also marks the beginning of black bear mating season in Florida. This causes bears ... Read More »

Do You Know What to do When You Lose a Pet?

When a pet goes missing, it can be a stressful, trying ordeal for both animal and owners. Knowing what to do when you have lost a pet may help you get a quick and safe return for your furry friend, and Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is the go-to resource for responsible pet ownership. After looking for your pet ... Read More »

SUMMER PROTECTION

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CARES Nikkie Sardelli Staff Partner, ACS Marco Island To Florida residents, protecting ourselves from the sun happens all year-round, especially as the summer rays start to become stronger this time of year. As many have heard time and time again, “Wear your sunscreen!” However, exactly what type of sunscreen? And how do you choose from the plethora of options ... Read More »

Rookery Bay Reserve to Expand Goodland Facility

Goodland Life By Barry Gwinn Goodland is awash in saltwater coming from the west and freshwater coming from the east. During the rainy season, the freshwater wins, often bringing with it an alligator or two. For the rest of the year, salt water prevails. But always, at some point, the rivers from the land and the tides from the ocean ... Read More »

All Body Parts Accounted For? Check!

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry Such is the life of a tree trimmer, or in this case, a climber of coconut palms that stretch up to 50 feet into the air with nothing but the earth to cushion a fall. Rafael Barajas has been in the business of trimming palm fronds, cutting out pre-blooming coconut branches, the ... Read More »

Marco Island Condo Sales & Listing Activity

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Last week 393 condos were listed for sale. The amount of inventory for sale is just one indicator of the real estate market on Marco Island. In a recent 30-day period 65 condos sold, 64 new listings came on the market, 39 listings expired, 51 condo sales contracts were signed and became pending ... Read More »

Closer to Normal

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” ~ José N. Harris Three weeks ago my prosthetic knee was in a sterile package, sitting on a shelf somewhere, with my name on it. Twenty-four hours later, it was removed from its packaging, and carefully installed in the place ... Read More »

Marco v. Maui . . . Green Sea Turtles

Stepping Stones Bob McConville Master Naturalist                                                                                                  It’s Wednesday evening, May 17th just ... Read More »

Dress Code – A Cultural Change

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Rules are made by organizations, groups, clubs, and communities for various reasons. One reason rules are made is so one person does not affect another person in a negative way. These negative effects could be serious, or not so serious. As societal norms change on what is acceptable behavior, dress, etc., all organizations from ... 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 »

Cross Training

Coach Wayne’s Corner Wayne Clark WClark@cityofmarcoisland.com Wikipedia defines cross training as “an athletic training in sports other than the athlete’s usual sport. The goal is improving overall performance. It takes advantage of the particular effectiveness of one training method to negate the shortcomings of another.” It has become a catch phrase in sports. Growing up, I played all sports. Back ... Read More »