Power Outage Affects MI Utility

At 6AM on Sunday 6/24/12 power to the Island failed. The Marco Island Water & Sewer Department has systems and procedures in place to ensure the potable water distribution system pressure is maintained and wastewater is contained in the collection system. The treatment plants have emergency backup generators.  These generators allow the plants to function under full capacity.  The morning […]


I wake each day so appreciative that I have been blessed since 1989 to call MarcoIsland my home. Each time I walk through the grocery store, church, or pass through the community so many of my neighbors and friends have asked me to think about stepping up and running for our city council. I have prayed long and hard about stepping up […]

Question Mr. Cosgrove

I attended the event staring Donna Fiala and Steve Cosgrove at the South Regional Library June 13th and all I can say is if Mr. Cosgrove believes in fiscal responsibility now is the time for him to withdraw from the race for County Commissioner. He is wasting his own money as well as Donna Fiala?s. Mr. Cosgrove seems to be a very nice […]

USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon is pleased to announce that 30 event sites from across the United States have been selected to form the inaugural USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series in 2012 and the Greater Marco Family YMCA has been chosen to be one of the 30 sites to offer this event. Educating youth athletes between the ages of 7-15 […]

Hope HealthCare Services receives 2012 Business Ethics Award

Hope HealthCare Services was named recipient of the 2012 Business Ethics Award presented by the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The award, announced during the UFF’s annual “An Uncommon Evening” event on June 7 at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, was created in 2006 to recognize businesses in Southwest Florida that uphold the highest standards of ethical behavior throughout all […]

The Immokalee Foundation and Darden Foundation partner to build pathways to success

Grant is one of nearly 900 to be awarded through the inaugural Darden Restaurant Community Grant Program The Immokalee Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to fostering a brighter future for the children of Immokalee, recently announced it has been selected to receive a $1,000 grant as part of the inaugural Restaurant Community Grant Program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm […]

Gibbs and Stone Named Florida’s Top Scholar-Athletes, Combining Academic Excellence with Athletic Achievement

Two dozen outstanding student-athletes celebrated at awards event  Reflecting its commitment to honoring academic achievement just as much as athletic success, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) last night named Stephen Gibbs of Altamonte Springs and Katherine Stone of Fort Walton Beach as Florida’s Scholar Athletes of the Year. The winners of the state’s most prestigious honor for student-athletes […]

Forge Engineering Announces

The appointment of Peter Rossi as Director of Marketing and Sales, his responsibilities include the development of a multi-dimensional marketing and sales plan covering the engineering disciplines that the Forge Engineering team represents. He brings 40 plus years of Marketing & Sales experience with major corporations in the worldwide market place. Pete is also an officer & member of the […]


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 local community, announced the appointment of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Hotel Manager Jon McGaunn to its Board of Directors. In his role as Hotel Manager, McGaunn is responsible for all day-to-day operations and financials of the […]

The Official Big Flag Patriotic Shirt Selected

The Big Flag Shirt, worn by the committee and select guests at the Big Flag Installation Ceremony on Memorial Day, is now available for purchase by the public. Said Chairman Rice, “The response by everyone that commented on the shirts was so overwhelming and the design so patriotic, that the committee, decided to make them the official Big Flag Shirt […]