Physicians Regional Healthcare System Promotes Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Each year, colon cancer kills more Americans than any other form of cancer except lung cancer, and yet, with screening and early detection, it can often be successfully prevented. In order to raise awareness, during the month of March and throughout the year, Physicians Regional Healthcare System (PRHS) emphasizes the importance of colon cancer screening by the age of 50.  […]

Grab a Paddle and Join the Fun

Once upon a time there was a pontoon boat trip at Collier-Seminole State Park. That was several years ago. After a season of strong summer storms, the concessionaire decided to end his tours. A couple years went by with no guided trips. Then in 2008, two Master Naturalist volunteer guides started seasonal guided canoe trips and night hikes at the […]

City Wants Your Vote To Rename Veterans’ Memorial Park

Two parks on Marco Island bear similar names they are: Veterans’ Community Park and Veterans’ Memorial Park. The City wants citizens to help rename the Veterans’ Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Collier Boulevard and North Barfield Drive. On February 16, 2010, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) selected the following names as finalists from various submissions from […]

Update Chile

In response to the massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake in my beautiful country Chile, nonprofit organizations are working on relief efforts. The following groups have confirmed that they are responding in Chile. If you want to help, please visit the web site of the organization of your choice to donate and help the victims of this horrendous??earthquake. Doctors Without Borders The first […]

Many Raffle Prizes At March 27 Casino Nite

The list of prizes donated for the Marco Island library’s Casino Nite in the new Rose Hall on Saturday, March 27, is growing.  Many local businesses are contributing good and services to be won with raffle tickets earned at Las Vegas-style games between 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. that night.  The Marriott, Hilton, Island Country Club, Hideaway Beach Club, Marco […]

Marco Island Power Squadron

Marco Island Power Squadron students learning the use of sextants to locate position. Left to right: P/C Tippy Cavanagh (Instructor), P/D/C Ben Coons, Mary Alice Wilson, Charles Wilson. Marco Island Power Squadron students learn the use of sextants to locate position. The Junior Navigation course deals with learning the basics of celestial positioning. Students must do a run on the […]