Gun Course for Women

Submitted Women are invited to join ALTAIR Gun Club for their upcoming Women’s Pistol 1 course on Saturday, July 16, 2016. This course will be held at ALTAIR’s Deep Lake Facility located at 20201 State Road 29 South in Copeland, Florida. Participants are asked to arrive at 8:30 AM; training will run from 9 AM to 4 PM. The Pistol […]

Camp Stellar – Out of this World!

By Samantha Husted The City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department has created a new camp for middle school aged students. It’s called “Camp Stellar” and it runs Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mackle Park. Camp Stellar was designed specifically to cater towards the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students who have grown too […]

Gopher Tortoises in Distress

By Maria Lamb   The construction of an 8-foot wide sidewalk along the 1.1 miles on South Barfield Drive from San Marco Road south to Inlet Drive is in progress. The portion from South Barfield turning east to Inlet is a section of the Estates area with a very high population of gopher tortoises. These are the lucky ones! Credit […]

Let’s Grow Disco Night

By Samantha Husted On July 1st the Marco Island Center for the Arts and ConnectivityME presented, “Let’s Grow Disco Night.” Participants for the event were encouraged to whip out their old bell-bottom jeans, sequenced tops and chunky heels for a night of dancing and fun. Entertainment for the disco party was provided by Ken Hodsdon and Rex De Jaager of […]

Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking’s Dangers

By Don Manley Enlightenment in the dangers presented by human trafficking has been part of the program for some Greater Marco Family YMCA summer campers. About 25 sixth-through-ninth graders attending the Y’s Manatee Middle School camp recently took part in the ARTREACH program, which arms at-risk youths with information designed to prevent them from falling prey to traffickers, while also […]

Dual Threats to Shorebirds on Sand Dollar Island

Submitted On the plus side, the count on the shorebird nursery on Sand Dollar Island is higher than last year’s. Chicks are skittering everywhere taking cover from the hot sun. According to the Collier Shorebird Stewards, by around this time last year, the crows had wiped out the nesting colony and the birds departed without producing a single chick. It […]

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Submitted At a recent meeting of the Marco Island Noontime Rotary Club, Mary Allice Stansfield was honored by being named a Paul Harris Fellow for her dedication to the Interact Club at Lely High School for the past five years.  Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their […]

Special Presentation for Marco Island Writers

Submitted On July 13th, Betsy Perdichizzi as Dr. Mary Olds, will present renditions from her book “Into the Florida Wilderness”. The sketch will be followed by a discussion of the joys and woes from author to publisher. As always, admission to MI Writers, Inc. meetings are no charge for first-time visitors. This is your chance to see one of the […]

Noontime Rotary Recognizes its Exceptional Leaders

Submitted On June 30, the Marco Island Noontime Rotary Club said a heartfelt thank you to Lynne Minozzi, departing president of the club and welcomed Jennifer Tenney, as incoming president, with a passing of the gavel. In her farewell speech, Lynne thanked the 2015-2016 Rotary Club’s board of directors for a fantastic year and highlighted some of the projects and […]

Florida Realtors® – A Century of Service: 100 Years, 100 Families

Submitted The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® has participated in Florida Realtors® 100 Years, 100 Families program commemorating Florida Realtors® 100 anniversary milestone in 2016.  The program supports local Realtor® association charitable community efforts across the state. The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® selected a much needed landscaping project to beautify a local island home.  The landscape work […]