Know Your Flood Zones


The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors (MIAAOR) Professional Development Committee recently hosted a lunch hour learning for Floodplain Outreach. The presentation explained why it is important for both realtors and homeowners to know their flood zones. City of Marco Island Floodplain Coordinator Kelli DeFedericis was the guest speaker. She explained relevant FEMA regulations and how the Special Flood Hazard […]

2018-08-31 E-Edition

What is the One-Cent Sales Tax?


Most Collier County residents have heard of the one-cent sales surtax, but may be wondering what exactly it is and how it will affect them. By state law, individual Florida counties are authorized to impose a sales surtax called a discretionary sales surtax or local option sales surtax. In many cases there is a limit to the amount of tax […]

Dead Fish, Water Issues Top Priorities for Beach Committee


Red Tide: At the recent Beach and Coastal Resources Advisory Committee (BACR) meeting, Florida Representative Bob Rommel (Dist. 106) provided the committee with an update on Lake Okeechobee. According to Rommel, “For years now we have been battling water quality issues here in Southwest Florida. We have two totally different issues, the green algae blooms and red tide. Currently there […]

Dedicated to Service Above Self

More Straight Talk


Like me, I’m sure many of you have been glued to the many programs and news reports regarding the passing of Senator John McCain of Arizona. Unfortunately the early positive response to the Senator’s service to his nation has been marred by the cheap political theatrics which our political system has become famous for, but it is my sincere hope […]

The Food Trucks are Coming!

COASTAL COMMENTS

We have talked with FP&L regarding the downed lights in our area. There are two twisted poles on Davis Boulevard that have been lying on the ground looking like giant pretzels, since Hurricane Irma! FP&L got back to us to say that the poles are the state’s possession and FP&L cannot work on them. When contacting FDOT, their response was: […]

LTE: Say No to Nitrogen

Letters to the Editor


With all the talk about the red tide related fish and manatee deaths off Marco Island, I remember a 1970 Earth Day poster that read, “We have met the enemy and it is US!” While the news focuses on the Nitrogen rich discharge from Lake Okeechobee, we should not let this distract us from our own Nitrogen discharges. With all […]

LTE: Contrasting Capers

Letters to the Editor


Picture this: You’re a mid-sixties retiree, enjoying sailing radio-controlled sailboats on Marco’s Mackle Lake with fellow club members. Passersby stop to watch when suddenly one collapses and doesn’t rise. You rush to him, recognize the unresponsiveness and order someone to call 911. You administer CPR until the ambulance arrives. The victim eventually recovers fully. Your quick action is credited with […]

In Memory of Mary Lou (Louise) Schleutker Reynolds Condee

Mary Lou (Louise) Schleutker Reynolds Condee of Marco Island, Florida, passed away at home on August 26, 2018. Mary Lou Condee was born on May 16, 1927 in Springfield, Illinois. She attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School, Springfield High School and took evening business college courses. She was the assistant credit manager for Biederman’s Furniture Store for a number of years […]

High Holiday Services at JCMI


The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) prepares for its High Holiday Services in September. All of faith are welcome to the congregation of more than 150 families of diverse backgrounds. There is a $100 charge for each guest for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Nonmembers who reside in the City of Marco area can join the synagogue […]