Camp Able comes to Marco Island

By Noelle H. Lowery Kelly Bennett and Sarah Reveland have a lot in common. Both young women are 21 years old. Both have been Lely High School students, and both have a ton of friends. Both of their families live on Marco Island, and both are members of St. Marks Episcopal Church on the island. This summer, both young […]

Ricky (The Rino) transforms tough hides

By Carol Glassman Beneath his quiet exterior there lies a tough, determined artisan with very specific ideas about his work. Ricky (Rino) Novak, a self-confessed leather addict got hooked 46 years ago as a ten year old kid in New Jersey, when he fashioned a leather case for his comb: he still has the original. In the ensuing years he […]

Porky’s: New Owners, Fresh Ideas

By Natalie Strom Just call it Porky’s. The newly owned and newly renovated restaurant was purchased by Bob and Linda Berkowitz in March of this year. Ready to get original, the old name, Porky’s Last Stand, was shortened as the original owners of the landmark Marco restaurant still own a second Last Stand location on US-951. The restaurant theme […]

Rescue Boat Delivery

By Noelle H. Lowery Members of the Marco Island Fire Department have been eyeing their calendars all summer, and their anticipation has nothing to do with vacation days. The reason: The department’s new $398,000, state-of-the-art and customized fire-rescue boat will be delivery in August, marking the end of a three-year journey for Fire Chief Michael Murphy, Deputy Chief Chris […]

Mackle Park field to reopen mid-August

By Noelle H. Lowery Anyone driving by Mackle Park lately, is asking one question: What happened to the athletic field? The usual scenes of kids kicking soccer balls or sports teams practicing have been replaced by men working tillers and huge piles of dirt and sand. According to Bryan Milk, the city’s Community Affairs Director, the answer can be […]