Mackle Park Community Center Update


For both young and old alike, the long awaited opening of the new Mackle Park Recreation Center has been a long time coming. After years of discussions, delays and a referendum approving the expenditure of $3.5 million for the construction of a turn-key facility to replace the 30 year old structure, the end may finally be in sight. The new […]

Medwedeff Makes Major Move


Rick Medwedeff must have felt like Christmas came about two months early. The J.W. Marriott’s General Manager got some great new last week when his son announced Medwedeff and his wife Deborah would become grandparents next year. This will be a first for the Medwedeff family, who have a son and daughter in San Diego and another daughter in Oahu, […]

5th Annual 13th Street South Skim Jam

Every year the skim competition hosted by Old Naples Surf Shop gets better and better. Touted “one of the best in the area” by competitors who know, the 5th Annual 13th Street South Skim Jam was a testament to a true interest in furthering the sport and a big pool of talent from which to draw. Spectators of all ages […]

T-Rex “One Last Cast” Fishing Tournament Honors Fallen Fisherman


At the end of a long day of fishing out in the hot Florida sun, Trevor Smith, without fail, would ask his friends for “one last cast.” In essence, one last chance to reel in that big, uncatchable fish and prolong the day with his buddies. The saying has always resonated with Trevor’s friends and family. In 2014, at the […]

The Last Straw


Plastic straws along with plastic cup lids are the most common plastic items beach clean-up volunteers collect. Seemingly harmless, plastic straws and cup lids don’t weigh much and most often don’t make it to the trash bins. Left behind at the beach, they get blown about and eventually end up in the ocean entangling marine animals and being mistaken as […]

Challenges After the Storm


For members of the City of Marco Island’s various departments, gearing up for an impending event such as Hurricane Irma is a monumental effort. Preparing for the potential onslaught of a Category 3 or 4 hurricane was serious business and the lives of residents who chose not to evacuate the island was foremost in their minds. Now that the storm […]

City Council Update


The Marco Island City Council met twice last week, the first time on Monday, October 16th and worked through a relatively light agenda. They would first hear from the Chairman of the Utility Advisory Committee Rony Joel who spoke to the potential to paying down some additional debt if the city would look at selling off some additional real estate […]

In Memory of Marilyn M. Rosenblum

Marilyn M. Rosenblum, 84, better known as “Nan” passed away peacefully on October 22 in Naples, Florida surrounded by her family, from complications caused by dementia. Nan leaves the love of her life Larry (Pop) Rosenblum with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. She also leaves behind her children Gary (Betsy), Cheryl (Rick), Gerry (Barbara), her grandchildren Josh (Karen), […]

Post IRMA Conditions on the Marco Waterways


United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux), Flotilla 95, Marco Island, Florida, announces that on Wednesday, November 1st at 11 AM, Certified Instructors of the USCGAux will conduct a seminar on “Post IRMA Conditions on the Marco Waterways.” The seminar will be held at the Rose Hall, Marco Island Public Library, 210 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. The seminar lasts approximately […]

A Life’s Journey


The old adage of, “Life is a journey not a destination,” rings true in many of our ears. For others, our lives are like the journey of a river, where the water never touches the shoreline twice, but instead continues to flow further and further away from every point it flows by. For longtime Marco resident Sonny Cushman, neither phrase […]