Expect Humor and Wisdom at ‘Show Me’ Book Launch

Submitted On November 18 Randall Kenneth Jones will introduce Marco Island to his blend of humor, heart and wisdom at a Book Launch Party for his new book “Show Me.” From 5:30-7 PM at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, Jones will read excerpts from his book, tell playful behind-the-scenes stories, and discuss his interviews with the likes of?Pat […]

MIA Students Scramble for Snazzy Shirts

By Barry Gwinn  Marco Island Academy’s 230 students eat lunch in two shifts, beginning at 11:30 AM. They bring their own lunches and congregate on the Champagne Pavilion, named for benefactors, Rene and Tish Champagne. With rock music, blaring from the PA system, it vaguely recalls the school cafeterias many of us were used to – only on steroids. After […]

A Fresh Look at Pearls

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts will host a Pearl Talk and Trunk Show with renowned jewelry artist, Linda Osika on November 17, 2016 from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM. In addition to being a skilled artisan, Osika travels the world in search of unique, high quality elements to create beautiful jewelry. She recently returned from her annual […]

Governor Scott – Goodland’s Pied Piper?

By Barry Gwinn Goodland’s Margood Park, built on the site of the old Margood Trailer Park, was dedicated by Collier County in 2012. The crown jewel of the park is a stately pavilion, situated in the shade of two magnificent rubber trees, watered by an ancient underground spring. It is quiet and serene there. The pavilion, used for community events, […]

Hermits in Our Islands

Submitted Imagine setting out in a row boat equipped with only a tent to make your home on a remote island…and you don’t know anything about navigation or living in the wilderness! That’s what Al Seely did in 1960, and he survived to tell his story of making a home in the Ten Thousand Islands. His diaries were discovered by […]

Marco Y Introduces ‘Therapy’ Tennis

Submitted Tennis players know only too well how therapeutic the game is, but Marco’s Y has introduced a new twist to the popular sport. They’ve turned it into direct therapy to complement exercise programs for older folk dealing with cancer, diabetes or Parkinson’s disease. It’s a cross-training initiative that adds the tennis to existing fitness programs, pairing with Rock Steady […]

Breakfast and Birds at Tigertail

Submitted The Friends of Tigertail Beach hosted its eleventh Breakfast and Birds event at Tigertail Park on October 29th. Twenty-seven birders joined Susan Kubat and Fran Huxley as they described the birds that migrate to our beaches this time of year. Happily, nine migrating bird species were spotted. They were least sandpiper, western sandpiper, dunlin, piping plover, semipalmated plover, black-bellied […]

Naples Trust Company Expands

Submitted The Naples Trust Company, a division of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has announced the opening of a boutique office on Marco Island to better serve their Marco Island clientele. Carol B. Boyd, President of The Naples Trust Company said, “Based upon our clients’ needs and the growing number of inquiries for personalized wealth management on Marco Island, we […]

New Camera for Marco CAP

Submitted Taking advantage of the newest camera technology popularized by brands like GoPro and Garmin for sports and extreme action videos, as well as the experience gained by California and Colorado Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Wings in using the Garmin cameras in real-life disaster situations, over their summer fires, the Florida CAP Wing launched a program to test a few […]

Howie Burnett Joins Racquet Club

Submitted Submitted Howie Burnett, the long time director of tennis at the Island Country Club (1998 to 2012) is returning to Marco Island as a staff tennis professional at the Marco Island Racket Club beginning in mid-November.Howie is a USPTA Elite Level Professional with 45 years of high performance coaching experience.He was recently elected to the 2016 class of the […]