Operation Christmas Child

This time of year one can find some of our local children running down the aisles of their favorite stores looking for that special gift item that will ‘fit in a shoebox’. For seven years, Marco Presbyterian Church has been the drop off point for these gifts and other contributions made to Operation Christmas Child. The project seeks basic items […]

Owl Prowl

Nancy Richie, environmental for the City of Marco Island hosted “Owl Prowl” one evening recently. A group of approximately 25 met at Mackle Park. Nancy, was the ‘pied piper’ and led the group to the nearest nest. She then shared a wealth of information regarding proper etiquette in maintaining and viewing owls, as well as the history and behavior of […]

Mutual of Omaha donates to Montessori School

Montessori students recently celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday in a very special way. Festivities included homemade treats and edible turkey centerpieces and the children danced and sang. There was plenty to be thankful for as Mutual Bank of Omaha was in attendance to present the school with a $2500.00 check. According to Jennifer Stanley, Business Banker for Mutual of Omaha’s Marco […]

Who is teaching our children?

Lessons in First Grade Teachers First grade teachers at Tommie Barfield Elementary have a vast amount of experience among them. Early grades set a solid educational foundation for learning throughout a student’s school years and beyond. High expectations are vital to the learning experience, as stated in the school’s belief statement. This year, teachers at TBE are introducing ‘new math’ […]

Linear park trail

Construction of the Linear Park Trail project is taking place along the City’s easement property (LCEC power line corridor) between San Marco Rd. near to the Racquet Center all the way to Andalusia Terrace at Mackle Park. This construction is the phase one segment that is part of the City of Marco Island’s Master Plan dating back to 2003. Thanks […]

Christmas island style!

By Steve Stefanides When newly settled Marco Islanders celebrate their first Thanksgiving/Christmas Season here in our tropical paradise its hard for them to associate the season with the weather. It doesn’t take long though for them to realize it’s a bit nicer to celebrate these special holidays without a ski parka or bulky mukluk boots. The Christmas Island Style committee […]