Planting a White Garden

Themed gardens are very popular these days. Zen, Butterfly, Herb… you get the idea. Adding a Zen garden to my yard seemed like a great idea. I found the perfect spot for my new garden – a small courtyard area comprised of three fenced-in sides. My Zen garden would have clean lines, well-thought-out plantings, and plenty of open space to […]

One Community, One Mission, One Fight!

By Lisa Honig The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay Marco Island, teams of people will camp out at the Marco Island Charter Middle School […]

Fishing with the Kids

When I was young, my grandfather used to take my brother and me fishing as often as possible. He loved to have us out on the boat. Sometimes he would take us out to the shallow reefs and we would drop cut squid or live shrimp down on a small hook. We would have a blast reeling in grunts, porgies, […]

Adult Softball

By Alex Galiana After four months of games, the regular season championship came down to one game. While most of the teams were just playing for a seeding position in the end of the year tournament, Island Pizza with a 14-1 record, was facing off against Cocomo’s (13-2) – the only team Island Pizza had lost to during the regular […]

End of Season Events

In the Everglades, the end of season is “ending” with a bang – with lots and lots to do this weekend. On Saturday, March 23rd at 8:30 AM, you can take “A Walk on the Wild Side” in Big Cypress National Preserve to experience the spring wildflowers (with a second walk scheduled for 9:30 AM). For more information and to […]

Native American Heritage of Santa Fe

Native American heritage is an integral part of the culture of New Mexico. Earliest evidence of habitation dates to 25000BC; around 10000BC the Clovis-Paleo hunter gatherers roamed the areas. Anasazi cliff dwellers, the ancient ancestors of the Pueblo people, were here as early as the 12th century BC, although their culture thrived in the years 500BC. With the ascendency of […]

The Tiger In The Sky

By Nancy Richie – NRichie@cityofmarcoisland.com Photos by Jan Bergantz The Marco Island Burrowing Owl population is very popular this season. So popular, in fact, that many burrow sites on the main thorough fares are being invaded by visitors for drive-by photos and amateur tours. Some sites have people approaching all day long by car, bike, foot – even crawling under the […]

Annual Everglades Bike Ride

By Patricia Huff Once again, bicycling enthusiasts will have an opportunity to experience the “real” Everglades during the annual Everglades Bike Ride, which will take place on Sunday, April 7th. This day is also being recognized as “National Everglades Day” to bring attention to this unique and fragile ecosystem. It is the birthday of Marjory Stoneman Douglas who wrote the […]

MIFA Announces Scholarships Available

The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) is set to begin awarding local scholarships. Deserving students who reside on Marco Island, have demonstrated excellence in visual, literary or performing arts and intend to study (or continue to study) one of the arts at the college level will be applicable. Up to three scholarships will be awarded, each a maximum […]

Tigertail Friends Gather

By Barbara Parisi The Friends of Tigertail held a party for its members at the beach on Monday, March 11th, to thank members for their year-round support. Following a lovely buffet, the new Board of Directors was introduced. The Friends of Tigertail are primarily dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural systems of Tigertail Beach. FOT members participate in developing […]