Tag Archives: workshop

TDC Workshop Open to Public

Submitted  The Collier County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop with the Tourist Development Council at 1 PM on Tuesday, June 13, in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples. The meeting will be broadcast live on Collier Television and via colliergov.net. Two or more members of the ... 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 »

A Goldsmith? What’s a Goldsmith do?

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net I recently traded in an old toy for a brand new 2017 toy to add my garage collection. During the purchasing process the young woman at Harley–Davidson asked me my profession. “I’m a goldsmith.” A goldsmith? What does a goldsmith do? I could not help but notice that she was more than just slightly adorned ... Read More »

Planning Board Continues Work on LDC

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The Marco Island Planning Board is continuing to meet to go over changes to the Land Development Code (LDC), as they seek to address glitches within that code and updates that are necessary to bring the legislation into compliance with today’s standards. They meet on the third Friday each month in a “workshop” style environment and ... Read More »

City Hall Staff Changes and Challenges

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Since the departure of former City Manager Roger Hernstadt a number of changes have occurred within City Hall, with departures of personnel and some shuffling of the chairs on the deck to insure the functions to service residents’ needs are still being met. Guillermo Polanco was assigned the responsibilities as Interim City Manager in February, in ... Read More »

Calusa Garden Club in Action

Submitted At its March business meeting, the Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island inducted two new members. Making this meeting even more special was the garden tour at the home of Florida Master Gardener Donna Kay, which served as the horticulture workshop prior to the business meeting. Donna Kay’s yard is a prototypical tropical garden hammock, giving visitors a true ... Read More »

Warm April Fishing in the 10,000 Islands

FOLLOW THE FISH Capt. Pete Rapps CaptainRapps@Outlook.com With March ending and April beginning, you can expect the water to warm up into the 70s and the air temperatures into the mid 80s. The full moon this April falls on the 11th and the new moon is on the 26th. April is the first month of the year that we should not ... Read More »

Shell Club Prepares for 7th Annual Shell Show

By Samantha Husted  In preparation for the Marco Island Shell Club’s 37th Annual Shell Show, Shell Club members met to create some one-of-a-kind shell art. The club members met at Dissler Hall at the United Church of Marco Island. The same location where the upcoming show will take place. Rows of large round tables were set up throughout the room. ... Read More »

What to Know Before Buying a Fishing Rod

Follow the Fish By Capt. Pete Rapps Use the wrong kind of rod and you might find yourself unable to cast as far or accurately as you need to. However, the right fishing rod can allow you to land a cast on a dime and work the bait in the way it was intended. Here are just a few things ... Read More »

Container Gardening Workshop

Submitted Island Garden Center owner Chris Burt hosted a workshop on container gardening for members of the Calusa Garden Club, as part of the club’s November program.  Members had fun getting helpful tips on potting mixes, watering, spacing and pairing of plants. Annuals are the mainstay of a blooming garden, providing instant color and variety. Some annuals grow upright, trail, ... Read More »

Collier County Calling for Nominations for ‘Against All Odds’ Award Program

Know someone who has overcome great challenges, excelled and given back to our community? Think that person deserves to be recognized? The Board of Collier County Commissioners on Tuesday established procedures for its annual Against All Odds Award program. Beginning Nov. 1, the Collier County Communication and Customer Relations Office will accept public nominations for the award, which honors someone ... Read More »

Betty Kimble Shares Art of Calligraphy

By Samantha Husted While some may consider it a dying art form, it seems that calligraphy has found its home on Marco Island. All thanks to artist Betty Kimble. Each year for the past 12 years that she’s lived on Marco, Betty has held a two-week calligraphy workshop in her condo. Space is limited and only the most serious of ... Read More »

City Council Highlights

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Educators Honored at Meeting City Council moved quickly through a relatively light agenda on last Monday as they dealt with proclamations recognizing educational excellence at the Tommie Barfield Elementary School, the Marco Island Charter Middle School and the Marco Island Academy. Both Tommie Barfield and the Charter Middle School were presented with proclamations recognizing their ... Read More »

Expectations Met, and Then Some!

By Inez Hudson Last year I was invited to teach an en plein air (in open air) painting workshop in Minerve, France. WOW! I was stunned, flattered, nervous, excited and jumped at the chance. The workshop was a dream of one of my students, Nan Dawkins, who created her company, Cerulean Blue Enterprises, www.cerulean-france.com, for the purpose of hosting plein ... Read More »

FWC Seeks Input On Manatee Zones

Submitted The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding a rule development workshop to gather additional public input on potential changes to the existing manatee protection zones in Collier County. The workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. on July 14 at the Collier County Commission Chambers, 3299 Tamiami Trail E (third floor) in Naples. The FWC has ... Read More »

Miller’s Valley

BOOK REMARKS  Maggie Gust winetaster13@gmail.com “There is nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.”  Willie Stargell I enjoyed this book. Mary Margaret Miller narrates her story which is centered around the state’s decision to permanently flood the farmland of Miller’s Valley. During the time since the government built ... Read More »

Youth Summer Art Workshops

Submitted Marco Island area youth will have a special opportunity to develop their art skills and appreciation at the Marco Island Center for the Arts 2016 Youth and Family Summer Workshops. The program also encourages family bonding through family workshops where adults and children spend fun and creative quality time together. Participating young artists will have the chance to not ... Read More »

Mad Memoirs of an Old School/Modern Goldsmith – Part II

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan harborgoldsmith@comcast.net Meanwhile back at old 333 Washington Street, which was then called the Province Building, namely because the building was built directly on top of the exact location of the former British colonial governor’s mansion. It was there since the late 1600s, and demolished in 1922 for the current jewelers building. (My uncle Ernest was ... Read More »

Marco Island Writers Meet

Submitted by Maggie Gust March Meeting The Janice Hardy Workshop at our March 9, 2016 meeting was an astounding success. Many members of the general public joined us for the workshop and were excited and satisfied at the end of the evening. Thanks to Janice for sharing her passion for writing and inspiring us, as well as to all participants ... Read More »

Marco Island Writers Meet

Submitted by Maggie Gust March Meeting Please join us for a two hour workshop at our March meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, from 6-8 PM. Janice Hardy of Fiction University will illustrate techniques to construct a novel that will keep readers turning its pages. Some of the areas she will focus on include creating empathic characters, compelling storylines, inspiring ... Read More »