April 2012 MLS Statistics for Marco Island Surpass March’s Feverish Pace

MLS statistics, released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® for Marco Island only properties, continue to show a very active market according to Gerry Rosenblum, President. Here is a recap of what happened in the Marco Island Real Estate market during April 2012. 131 Total properties closed for a total of $66 Million (including Time Shares and Commercial) […]


Followers of Will and Anthony Nunziata will happy to know   W & A will be performing at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida “MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY” May 25 – June 16     The Colony Hotel – which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet” – continues its world-class season with […]

Public comment period begins for court ordered NOAA proposal designed to protect sea turtles from certain trawling activities

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is accepting public comment on a proposed rule requiring turtle excluder devices (TEDs) for skimmer, pusher-head, and wing-net shrimp trawls in Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic shrimp fisheries.   NOAA’s Fisheries Service is releasing the proposed rule, in compliance with a court agreement, to ensure public input on whether a final rule is warranted. No decision […]

Shred Party Popularity Grows

IBERIABANK Shred Parties, have a drawing at the conclusion of each event to give away an Omnitech crosscut personal shredder to one lucky person who brought documents to shred. The winner for our April 28th IBERIABANK Shred Party is Oscar Martinez who said he has never won anything in his life. His luck changed last Saturday. Presenting the shredder to […]

For the Love of Cats Launches Glamour Puss Photo Contest

Is your kitty “picture purrfect”? Enter your cat’s photo in the Glamour Puss Photo Contest for a chance to win a spot in the NEW “Glamour Puss” 2013 Calendar. Be one of 3 photos selected for each month and receive a free calendar and a For the Love of Cats limited edition car magnet. The grand prize cover photo winner […]

New Book Takes Comprehensive Look at RTI

Authors provide practical tools for implementation Response to Intervention (RTI) is one of the most important educational initiatives in recent history and plays a key role in teacher education and practice. In The Complete Guide to RTI: An Implementation Toolkit (2012), published by Corwin, authors Dolores Burton and John Kappenberg offer a user-friendly introduction to using RTI to improve outcomes […]


The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance (CCLTA), a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing regional issues of mutual importance to the tourism industry and the Naples community, today announced the appointment of long-time Naples businessman Randy Smith to the organization’s Board of Directors. Smith is Chief Executive Officer of Naples Transportation, Tours & Event Planning (NTTEP). Based in Naples, NTTEP […]

DAS Receives a $5,000 Donation to Fund “The Families for Felines Project”

Collier County Domestic Animal Services volunteer Bob MacKenzie simply loves shelter cats. Bob spends his time at the shelter taking pictures of homeless cats to promote their adoptions. Bob’s devotion to the cats served as a catalyst for a large donation with the purpose of placing homeless cats with loving families. The generous donor, Lesley Brown Robert, donated $5,000 to […]

Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction

According to J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study     For the sixth year out of the past eight, financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with full service investment […]

Vacation Bible School

MARCO LUTHERAN CHURCH invites all the local children WITH their parents or grandparents to join us at We’re ready for a “Vacation Bible School” your children will never forget,”         said Pastor Kevin Koenig of Marco Lutheran Church! Our Vacation Bible School is called Family Bible Bash and you, along with your children or grandchildren will have fun in the Son […]