Serious Violations Threatens Burrowing Owls on Marco Island

Submitted by Maria Lamb According to Brad Cornell of Audubon of Western Everglades (AWE), a serious violation of Florida wildlife protection laws occurred on Marco Island on Wednesday to an active burrow with a pair of burrowing owls. A monitor for AWE’s Burrowing Owl Watch Project contacted Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to report that someone had filled […]

Pasternak Earns Designation 

Kathryn Pasternak of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices|Florida Realty and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices|New England Properties has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing her among 3,400 elite real estate professionals in over 45 countries. The designation was awarded to her by the National Association of REALTORS© for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency […]

Raymond James Financial to Join S&P 500

Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE: RJF) announced today that it has been selected for the S&P 500® index effective at the open of trading on Monday, March 20, 2017, under the GICS Investment Banking and Brokerage Sub-Industry Index. “We are honored to be included with this prestigious group of companies,” said Chairman and CEO Paul Reilly. “This represents a significant […]

JCMI Bingo

David Kastenholz, from Brookfield, Wisconsin was Monday night’s big winner. Sue Baum, Bingo Chair, hands him his winnings. Bingo is played every Monday night at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. Doors open at 5:30 PM, complimentary supper, open to the public!      

Collier Healthy Weight Community 

Collier County was recognized by the Florida Department of Health as a 2017 Healthy Weight Community Champion. The Board of County Commissioners received the recognition on Tuesday from members of the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. Between August and December 2016, local governments were invited to submit best practices they implemented in their communities to increase physical activity […]

FWC Law Enforcement Collier County

Investigator White and Lieutenant Mahoney conducted plain-clothes foot patrol within the Big Cypress WMA with a primary focus on the feeding of alligators. Upon arrival, three subjects were fishing from a bridge which is posted as “No Fishing from Bridge.” They saw a juvenile catch a fish and dangle it over the water to entice the alligators located near the […]

Lookout for Manatees in Motion 

In balmy spring weather, both manatees and boaters are cruising through Florida’s waterways. For manatees, it is a seasonal ritual when they abandon winter retreats and head north along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and through inland waters. For boaters, it is a critical time to be on the lookout for manatees to avoid colliding with these large, slow-moving aquatic […]

Country Road Watch Report 

US 41/Tamiami Trail at Lely Resort Boulevard: Construction project: Work begins on April 3, to construct a concrete median that will allow left turns from US 41 onto Lely Resort Boulevard. Crews will remove the temporary median curb currently at the intersection.Crews will need to close travel lanes that are closes to the median for crews to perform the necessary work. Lane […]

Naples Teen Competes for Miss Jr. Teen

Kaitlyn Sokolich of Naples was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Kaitlyn learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local area. Kaitlyn submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was […]

Senior Javier Camargo the 2017 Youth of the Year

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County celebrated the extraordinary achievements of 21 local Boys & Girls Club members at the 5th annual Youth of the Year Celebration. Celebrity guest, Andre Reed, NFL Hall of Famer and Boys & Girls Club Alumni, hosted the award presentation which was held at Artis–Naples. Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1985, Reed played 15 seasons and […]