Starting Thursday January 6th, 2011 and every Thursday night thereafter until Easter, BINGO returns to San Marco Church, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. This is the 29th year BINGO is played at San Marco, and has the distinction of being the oldest and also has given the most money in Marco Island to our loyal players. Doors open at […]

JCMI Bingo

The Bingo Game at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island has reached a milestone–the 12th season opened Monday, October 4th. Bingo is played every Monday evening through to Monday, May 2, 2011, at the Synagogue located at 991 Winterberry Drive. The game is open to the public. Several of the players during the evening commented that they had been present, […]

Still the American Dream

Despite attacks by critics in recent months on the value of home ownership and whether it’s still the American Dream, the idea of home continues to resonate with a majority of people from all walks of life. For proof, look no further than the Country Music Awards. Country singer Miranda Lambert’s song “The House that Built Me” won the award […]

Lely Basketball Comes Home to Marco Island Charter Middle School

Come see and support the former MICMS basketball super stars now  playing for the Lely HS Trojans on  Tuesday,Dec.21 JV time: 5:30pm……………Roster includes Will Bott (9) – Jared Jackson (9) –Wes Lancaster (9) –  Toby McGrath(10) Varsity time: 7pm…………Roster  includes David Marlett (9) – Nick “Shockey” Ronquette (10)– Todd Stephenson(11)  Victor Lora (11) – Patrick Lane (12) We’re having a […]

Marco Island Community Safety Day

January 8th, 2011, 10am to 2pm at Veterans’ Park (W. Elkcam). The Marco Island Police and Fire Departments are co-sponsoring this community safety event where various Law Enforcement, Fire-Rescue, Emergency Management, Military, Government and non government organizations will be on-hand to educate the community through various displays of equipment, personnel and systems.  Please mark your calendars and join us for a fun […]

News from the Greater Marco Family YMCA

It’s time once again for Christmas Island Style/Greater Marco Family YMCA “Santa’s Calling”. This special holiday program utilizes the information that you, the parent submit, to ensure a memorable call from the jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus! Obtain your “Santa’s Calling” application form at the Customer Service desk and return your completed form to the desk by December 17, 2010. On […]

The Joy of Giving

The Marco Island Noontime Rotary Club presented a check to Nikki Davis for $3,000 for the Joy of Giving. The Joy of Giving program began in 1988. It is a gift giving program for needy or underprivileged children. The event will take place on Saturday December 11th at 6:00 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to come an participate.

Kiwanis Honors Terrific Kids

The month of December 2010 Terrific Kids were treated to a warm breakfast by the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island on Thursday, December 09, 2010, at O’Donough’s Irish Grill. Their teachers had wonderful things to say about each child and how they made a difference in the classroom and school. Proud parents, family members and Principal were in attendance cheering […]

Lowe’s opens new store in south Naples

All dressed up and ready to go, the newest addition to the Shops at Eagle Creek Plaza at US Route 41 and Collier Boulevard is Lowe’s. Store manager Cecil Riner tells us that the new store will be holding a soft opening for commercial accounts and contractors on December 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a […]

Noel Baba (Papa Noel)

by Tarik Ayasun As a young man during the mid-1960’s, I spent a considerable amount of time traveling throughout Turkey and Europe. Because owning and driving a car was out of the question for a 17 year old, most of my traveling was done by bus and train. During one particular summer, I was traveling south, trying to get to […]