Father Kyle Leaving St. Mark’s


Father Kyle Bennett has announced that he will be leaving St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at the end of the year. Father Kyle has has been a tremendous asset to the Marco Island community for the past 12½ years. While serving St. Mark’s, Father Kyle brought the community in to the church not just for worship, but for activities, education and […]

Golfers Gear up for Island Country Club ‘Reopening’


After eight months of extensive renovations, the Island Country Club (ICC) golf course is officially open for business. To celebrate the newly designed links, the country club held a grand reopening event. For the first time since April, members were able to golf on their home turf. “Since April 1st the membership was displaced and required to play at several […]

New Christmas Tree Lights Up the Season


The joyous sight of a fully lit, towering Christmas tree on Marco Island is a sure sign that the holiday season has arrived! In a community-wide celebration, a brand-new 40-foot-high Christmas tree was ceremoniously lit at dusk at Veterans Community Park. The new Christmas tree replaced a 15-year-old tree that had been donated by the Italian American Society. The old […]

Local First Responders Awarded


Collier County Emergency Medical Services Department’s Phoenix Award recognizes emergency personnel who successfully resuscitated a cardiac arrest victim from clinical death. These individuals were not breathing/ had no heartbeat, and were literally brought back to life by first responders. The award is named after the Phoenix, a mythological bird that rose from the ashes after its death. In total, over […]

Emergency Collier Creek Dredging Proposed


Gary McAlprin, the Coastal Zone Manager for Collier County brought the island some welcomed news on Monday evening when he advised the Marco Island City Council that he was seeking a declaration of an emergency regarding Collier Creek as the county seeks an expedited dredging permit from the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Florida. Hurricane Irma took […]

Looking Back With Gratitude


In reflecting on Madison Eye Associates’ 22 year anniversary Dr. Michael Madison is quick to acknowledge that time flies when examined from the rear view mirror. “It’s surprising,” he said of the years that have passed since he opened his practice on Marco Island. “I’m surprised it’s been that long. I’ve just enjoyed being a part of Marco Island as […]

Grammy Nominees Come to Marco


A genre-spanning slice of America’s late 20th Century popular music canon will close out the first month of 2018 at the Marco Island Historical Society. Grammy nominated singer Gema Pearl, of Naples, will perform an acoustic show on Jan. 20, backed by bassist-producer Lee Brovitz and guitarist, keyboardist, saxophonist John McLane. She’ll be followed by the “Schlock Stars,” a group […]

Galiana Gains Golden Apple Nomination

She is MIA’s First-Ever Teacher of Distinction

It has been almost a year since Governor Rick Scott visited Marco Island Academy (MIA), to bestow his Shine Awards, and see for himself what makes this tiny charter high school (less than 210 students) such an academic powerhouse in the state of Florida. The governor makes these awards to Florida public school educators who have proven to be inspirational […]

Atlantic City Boys Come to Marco

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) is pleased to bring to Marco Island the sensational Atlantic City Boys on Thursday evening, February 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM. You won’t believe your ears! The Atlantic City Boys are four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audiences at Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, Atlantic City, as well as cruise ships around […]

A Special Time of Year

COASTAL COMMENTS

The homes and stores are looking so festive and cheerful as decorations adorn them, and people are baking and shopping and preparing for a special time of year. It’s a wonderful time to think of others and share friendship and kindness, and it seems like people are doing just that, especially after such a tumultuous few months. “It’s a most […]