It’s ‘All Hands-on Deck’ for Chamber of Commerce at Beach Clean-up


Just to make it more interesting, the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, sponsor for the June 8th Beach Clean Up, got very “hands-on.” All 30+ volunteers dumped their buckets of trash into a large blue tarp while the Chamber of Commerce’s Dianna Dohm, Katie O’Hara and Donna Niemczyk sorted and categorized the collection. Recyclable plastics were separated from the general […]

Discovering Another Side of Goodland

The Fishing Village and Artist Enclave is Charming by Sea

Any tourist who has bothered to venture outside his or her beach cabana may have had the occasion to discover Goodland, the hidden gem of Marco Island—by car, at least. The casual tourist visit to Goodland might include the cultural phenomenon known as Sunday at Stan’s, where the rich and famous rub elbows with the not-so-rich and famous and have a heck of […]

Nesting Colonies Hit Hard at Sand Dollar Island


June marks a magical time on Sand Dollar Island — chick season. Last year around this time there were approximately 400 least tern nests and 600 black skimmer nests at the tip of Sand Dollar Island. It had the largest nesting colony in the entire state. This season the nesting colonies suffered a major setback due to the heavy rainfall […]