LTE: Jim Richards for City Council


I am excited and proud to officially announce my candidacy for Marco Island City Council. I look forward to representing all residents of Marco Island. I will run a positive campaign, one in which I will display integrity and honesty in all my interactions and treat all that I encounter with the utmost dignity. It is time for a fresh look […]

Community Scene | Marco Island Yacht Club

At the Marco Island Yacht Club’s Independence Day celebration, members enjoyed a classic 4th of July cookout meal of burgers, hot dogs, ribs, potato salad and corn-on-the-cob, and danced to the music of the Classics II.

Community Scene | MICA’s July 4th Celebration

Residents’ Beach members enjoyed July 4th festivities including a sandcastle contest, fun games and face painting. The day concluded with fireworks.

Community Scene | Newcomers Luncheon

The Newcomers met at Hideaway Beach Club, where they enjoyed lunch, welcomed new members and listened to guest speaker Chante Pemberton, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Blue Zones Project.

Community Scene | Christmas Karaoke

Christmas Island Style held a Christmas in July Karaoke fundraiser at the SpeakEasy. Guests in Christmas attire enjoyed singing their favorite tunes while supporting the Community Tree Lighting Event.

Community Scene | Just Friends

Just Friends, a social club for former Newcomer’s Club members, celebrated its 14th anniversary.

Community Scene | ENMA

Buffalo Wild Wings General Manager Mitch Watson welcomed over 50 members of the East Naples Merchants Association for their monthly networking meeting. For more information visit www.eastnaplesmerchantsassoc.com.

Community Scene | Big, Bold & Beautiful

At the Marco Island Center for the Arts Second Tuesday Opening Reception, art lovers perused the vibrant, new “Big, Bold & Beautiful” exhibit.  More photos at coastalbreeezenews.com.

Get Involved…Campaign…Vote…Volunteer Want to Serve on City Council? Qualifying Process Has Begun


At the next general election on November 6, 2018, three of the seven Marco Island City Council seats will be up for election. As of today, City Council hopefuls include: Victor Rios, Erik Brechnitz, Sam Young, Jerry Swiacki, and Jim Richards (in order of filing). Amadeo Petricca withdrew his candidacy on July 17. The qualifying period for the candidates is […]