News from the Greater Marco Family YMCA

Tai Chi Classes Learn Yang Style Tai Chi to find your inner calm and reduce your stress. Improve your health, flexibility, balance, posture, strength, memory, and sense of well- being. Class Instructor: Jane Kiester Beginner Class – Tuesdays 10:15 – 11 a.m.; Wednesdays 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. Beginner/Intermediate – Wednesdays 5:45 – 6: 45 p.m. Intermediate – Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 […]

Mackle Park Programs For Youth

TOT YOUTH PROGRAMS, Ages 3-5 Open Gym Tiny Tumblers will be held every Saturday morning from 9:30  – 10:30 a.m. at Mackle Park. Cost is $8/child, walk-ins are welcomed. YOUTH PROGRAMS, Ages 6-14 Freestyle Martial Arts for Kids Offered by Defense Fitness Club, your child will learn defensive techniques, combined with martial arts fitness and confidence building, training, and skill […]

Americans Averse To Investing In Oil Stocks

With the ebb and flow of oil stocks buoyed to the lingering crisis in the Gulf, concerns about investing in oil companies continue to swell, according to Edward Jones financial advisor Gary Ozak in Marco Island. A recent survey from financial services firm Edward Jones shows 65 percent of Americans are reluctant to invest in oil company stocks, states Ozak. […]

“Danger Thumbs” campaign launched

Verizon Wireless and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) announced today the launch of the “Danger Thumbs” campaign to make the state’s roads safer by urging young Florida drivers to stop texting on their wireless phones when behind the wheel. While texting drivers of any age can create a hazard on the roads, the campaign targets young, inexperienced motorists who also […]

October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children will once again be hosting a series of activities throughout October as part of the certified domestic violence center’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Campaign. As in previous years, the series of events is designed to raise awareness about intimate partner violence, educate about available programs and services, as well as involve the […]

First Title acquires Signature Title

First Title and Abstract, Inc., in business in Collier County since 1978, announced that they recently acquired the assets of the Marco Island title company, Signature Title, including all of its employees, files, and closings. Long time Marco attorney and Vice-President of First Title & Abstract, Inc. Craig Woodward said, “We are very excited to announce the addition of Beth […]

Museum Announces September Hours

For a limited time in September, the wonderful photographic exhibit by Carlton Ward, Jr. will continue to be on display at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Ward’s subject is the Florida cowboy, and the photos are simply awesome.  The museum will continue to be open on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon, and on Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. […]

New dermatologist joins Physicians Regional

Robert Tomsick, M.D., board certified dermatologist/Mohs surgeon, has joined the Division of Dermatology at Physicians Regional Medical Group, the multi-specialty group practice affiliated with Physicians Regional Healthcare System. With more than thirty years’ experience in the field of dermatologic care, Dr. Tomsick joins the team of Stephen Ducatman, M.D. and Craig Eichler, M.D. in Naples. His area of expertise includes […]

Home is Still Where the Heart is

An overwhelming number of homeowners are happy with their decision to purchase their home, despite a challenging housing market. According to a survey conducted by, 90 percent of respondents said they had no regrets about buying their current home. In addition, the survey revealed one positive outcome related to the current housing market – homeowners are far more knowledgeable […]

MICKYS Summer Sailing Camp

M.A. Kline, MICKYS Sailing Instructor Each summer, Mackle Park hosts a series of camps, including a MICKYS (Marco Island City Kids Youth Sailing) Program. This summer’s program employed newly-certified U.S. Sailing Instructors – Club members Captain Jim Marr, Alan Brown, and Commodore M.A. Kline, and Marco-Area residents Sue MacMorris and Tom Cooper – as curriculum developers, coaches, and safety coordinators. […]