Best laid plans

Richard Alan Again, things are a bit tricky on the rock surrounded by water, a new bridge, torn up streets, detours everywhere, all this with an unpredictable season in the future. I chose this moment in time to move my jewelry business because of the alignment of the planets and tea leaf readings and yes, I factored in this marvelous […]

Do your part! Let’s keep our beaches healthy and beautiful!

Nancy Richie It’s mid August and that means we are 2/3 through the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting and Hatching Season. Beachfront property managers have been doing a great job with lighting compliance for our sea turtles by shading or turning off lights that shine on the beach by 9 PM nightly and giving constant reminders to their residents and visitors […]

A “Sunday drive” in the country

By Jane A. Marlowe  New Englanders love “Sunday drives” even when it’s not Sunday. How freeing to avoid the interstates and highways and meander along quiet, country roads. There was always an apple orchard at the end of the road with a fragrant bakery shop or a roadside nursery with a riot of color on display. Of course, no self-respecting […]

Spay and Neuter Clinic labor day special

In celebration of Labor Day, Collier Spay Neuter Clinic (CSNC) will be offering special price incentives for owners to schedule their pets for spay and neuter during the clinic’s two-day No More Labor Day for Pets event. On Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Wednesday, Sept. 7, pets owners can take advantage Collier Spay Neuter Clinic’s (CSNC) No More Labor Day for […]

Rookery Bay interns analyze Sea Turtle data on Cape Romano

In a presentation held at Rookery Bay on August 10th, summer interns presented information regarding the sea turtle nesting habits on and around Cape Romano. Known for its “bubble house,” Cape Romano is a part of the Ten Thousand Islands chain. Along with Cape Romano’s beach, Morgan Beach, Blind Pass and Kice Island were also a part of the study. […]

Leadership Marco

Leadership Marco is a program which is run by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. Participants are enrolled in nine bi-weekly full day sessions. Atten- dance at all sessions is mandatory. The participants are given the opportunity to learn all aspects of living and working on Marco Island. The schedule includes in depth informative visits and tours relating to everything […]


By Monte Lazarus Tomorrow begins yet another heroic diet. I know, I know. It’s number 756 on my all-time list of diets, each of which previously failed after I turned thirty. This time it is dead (oops, wrong word) serious. This is a doctor prescribed diet. The alternative is a gurney surrounded by 17 Draculas all seeking to jab an […]

Cousteau Ocean Futures Society partners with MIA

By Natalie Strom As school has just begun in Collier County, students attending the new Marco Island Academy Charter High School should expect a unique learning experience during the school’s inaugural year. Jane Watt, Chairman of the Board of Directors for MIA, has developed an educational program based on the idea of using the diverse ecosystem of Southwest Florida as […]

Summer Swing

By Jim Curran  The Island Country Club hosts part two of “summer swing” intra-island tennis social series ~ another rousing success! On a sunny Friday morning, August 19, the Island Country Club courts were packed with players from the four major tennis facilities on the island. Over 40 players took part in the second phase of this newly organized summer […]

Behind the Badge-Don Hunter

By Danielle Dodder Marco Island’s Police Chief Don Hunter is famous for a long stint as Collier County Sheriff. Like many of the officers now reporting to him, he came out of retirement to take the job on Marco. Unlike many of them, his backstory doesn’t include the traditional ‘boots on patrol’ career path. This “accidental sheriff” (his words, not […]