Vote on COPCN Delayed


For several years now, the debate of whether to move forward to seek a COPCN (Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity) has been front and center on the minds of first responders within the Marco Island community. That debate centers around who should be responsible for providing pre-hospital emergency care and transport to the hospital. Three major factors have contributed […]

Gina Sisbarro-Penzo Named 2018 Artist of the Year


The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts is proud to announce Gina Sisbarro-Penzo as their 2018 Artist of the Year. Gina has directed and produced numbers of plays over the past 20 years through the Greater Marco YMCA, the Marco Players Theater, and her own Sisbarro Acting School/Studio which provides acting classes for elementary, middle school, high school students and […]

Letter to the Editor: August 28, 2018 – Remember This Date!


August 28 is the day when Marco Island registered voters will go to the polls and determine their desired level of emergency medical care. Specifically, the question is: Do you want to take control of your destiny by having your own Marco Island Fire Rescue Ambulance? Or, do you want to continue writing checks to Collier County and hope they […]

No Search Firm and No Confidence


Once again Marco Island City Council stumbled in their attempts to move forward on filling the position of city manager. They also voted their displeasure with one of their own in a heated exchange later in the evening. Fear of sliding down the slippery slope of failure once again, some Marco Island City Councilors questioned the suggestion by Council Chairman […]

Please Watch For Manatees On Memorial Day And Every Day: Free Boater Resources


Although Save the Manatee Club works in almost all areas of manatee protection, we focus on the prevention of manatee injuries and deaths from human activity. This includes manatee deaths from boat collisions, which have been record-setting in recent years. Even though no boater would want to intentionally harm a manatee, collisions with boats continue to be the single greatest […]