Entertainer Jim Long joins the crowd

Local entertainer, Jim Long, wowed the crowd at the 2nd Annual Marco Island Seafood Festival by getting up close and personal with this group from the Isles of Capri. Entertainment during the two day event included the Lely Jazz Band, Jezebel, Myles Loud, JRoberts, Frank Carroll, the Gladesman, Lords of Cool, Raiford Stark Band and more. Initial reports indicate more than […]

Victim of short sighted behavior and political policy?

Guest Commentary by Laurence Cloney Marco Community Bank closed recently due to improper capitalization. It reopened the same day under the ownership of Mutual of Omaha care of the FDIC. This closure highlights the prevalence of poor judgment and absence of fiscal responsibility locally and nationally. While all the facts are not yet in, the economic downturn seems to be only […]

SKUNK APE Sighting by CBN staff!

A skunk ape was sighted in Big Cypress! Our photographer, Ed Bridle was able to snap a few shots of the creature before it took off. Sightings of this creature are very rare but this swampy area, home to royal palms, panthers, birds, and gators is the most likely setting to find one. Ed was driving down Highway 41 when […]

It’s as easy as riding a bike

With all the new bike paths and multi-use sidewalks that have been installed on Marco over the past few years, there are some rules and laws that must be followed, below are some Florida laws regarding cycling. First and most important according to Florida law bicycles are considered motor vehicles under (Sections 316.003(2), (10) and 316.2065(1), F, S) A bicycle […]