Construction Detours on Marco Island This Saturday


Timothy E. Pinter, P.E., Public Works Director for the City of Marco Island has advised that on Saturday morning, February 3rd, Eli Contracting will be installing a Hurricane Irma damaged storm drain pipe crossing N. Barfield Drive. The detour plans indicate that traffic will be diverted from N. Barfield onto Nassau Road for the major portion of the day.  Work will […]

Fire Chief Murphy Honored


It is often said that those who do the most for others in their lives speak little of their accomplishments, shying away from the limelight rather than seeking public adoration or fame. This easily describes Michael Murphy. Murphy was hired as Marco Island’s Fire Rescue Chief in 2001, following retirement from a distinguished, thirty-year career with the Fire Rescue Department […]

Collier Creek Dredging Project Update


Hurricane Irma’s fingerprints can still be seen around Southwest Florida if you know where to look, but all in all the island, along with the remainder of the Gulf Coast, have been making a very steady recovery and looking beautiful. One area of concern has centered on the entrance of Collier Creek, which is used by about one third of […]

Citizens Flood Council Chambers


The Marco Island City Council found its chambers packed with a determined crowd when it met on January 22nd to undertake its agenda for its second scheduled meeting for the month of January. The crowd was there in particular to again voice their displeasure to a proposal to add parking to Bayside Court. Many of those residents resided on Saturn […]

Jory Westberry to Run for School Board


Jory Westberry, a 42- year career educator, has filed for the District One Collier County School Board seat. Westberry has been a resident of Collier County since 1989 and was an elementary and middle school teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal in Collier County Schools. Her son graduated from Lely High School and the University of Central Florida and presently supports […]

Bald Eagle Death Reported on Marco Island


A bald eagle was recently found dead near the Island Country Club (ICC) on Marco Island. According to Carl Way, chairman of the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary, the cause of death has not yet been determined. “The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Eagle National Repository will create a final report,” he said. Originally it […]

Officer Investigated, Placed on Leave


A Marco Island police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as a result of a 2018 internal affairs investigation. The MIPD officer was recently the subject of a Collier County Sheriff’s Office Incident Report in August 2017, involving an alleged aggravated assault with a deadly weapon while on duty. The report states that the officer threatened a 20-year-old […]

Donna Fiala Awarded


At Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala’s Town Hall Meeting this week Commissioner Fiala was surprised when she was presented with the Outstanding Public Official Award. The State Historical Society awarded Fiala in recognition of her continued support of the many local museums throughout the area. The meeting was held at the Marco Island Historical Society’s campus on South Heathwood Drive […]

A Lunar Trilogy Over Marco’s South Beach


During the twilight hours of January 31, a full moon, total lunar eclipse, supermoon and a blue moon happened all together in one morning. “Supermooners” and participants of Marco Island Yoga braved the cold and windy morning and gathered at South Beach to pay homage to a rare lunar event. Debby Amiccuci began the session with “Advice From the Moon,” […]

U.S. Open Pickleball, Coming Soon!

COASTAL COMMENTS

Valentine’s Day! What a nice day to celebrate the one you love or hope to love… the kids you love, the animals you love, and well, even spread the love around to your co-workers and friends as well. • You have probably noticed that there is smoke in the air some days. These have been controlled burns that are planned […]