Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa to Reopen!


Following an expansive $60 million renovation, The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond Award recipient, will reopen to guests for the 2018/19 holiday season starting September 29. Owner and operator, Olshan Properties, has begun confirming bookings in their fully renovated rooms and suites this week. The resort has been completely reimagined from the first glimpse, with […]

Officers Recognized For Peaceably Defusing Situation

Marco Island Police Department (MIPD) officers were recognized by city council for preventing a suicidal subject from causing harm to himself or others. On August 22, at approximately 11:30 PM, the subject was threatening to harm himself, and potentially others, as MIPD officers attempted to defuse the situation under the Jolly Bridge. As the officers tried, to no avail, to […]

New Concept For Boat Storage Under Construction


If you drive by the new construction at 1208 Orange Court you might think its just another new home being built on Marco Island. This two-story home with a large garage may seem typical, but if you look a little closer or view it from the water, you will see it is not. This home will have the first “nautical […]

Friends of Tigertail Beach Annual International Coastal Clean-Up


Friends of Tigertail Beach recently held their Annual International Coastal Clean-up. Each year on the third Saturday of September, thousands of volunteers all over the world head out to their local International Coastal Clean-up location. In Marco Island, more than 40 volunteers scoured two miles of Tigertail Beach and the nearby lagoon. According to Allie Delventhal of the Friends of […]

Florida Domicile Seminars Announced


Local attorney William G. Morris will hold a series of seminars designed to educate those thinking about making Florida their domicile, moderated by financial adviser Kevin O’Fee of Edward Jones. The seminar will explore a wide variety of issues related to Florida domicile. These will include how to establish domicile, tax and other benefits, estate planning and even how to […]

Hurricane Committee Update


Following Hurricane Irma, Marco Island’s Ad-Hoc Hurricane Review Committee was created to provide “actionable recommendations that could improve the City’s effectiveness in the event of future natural disasters.” Created by resolution in December 2017, the Hurricane Committee has met ten times since its first meeting in April 2018. Chair Jim von Rinteln explained that the Hurricane Committee uses phases of […]

Election 2018 Approaches


Now that Labor Day is behind us and the dog days of summer begin to retreat, the heat begins to build in the political kitchens across the island. Five candidates are vying for three open seats for city council here on Marco Island. In addition to that election, races for Governor, U.S. Senate, the U.S. Congress and other seats are […]

Marco Island Real Estate Report Inventory Down 16% From Last Year

REAL ESTATE REPORT


The inventory of homes, lots and condos for sale on Marco Island totaled eight hundred thirty-eight (838), down 16% from a year ago. A total of seventy-three (73) properties sold in August, 2018, down 16% from August last year. Total dollar volume sold was $56 million, up 45% from August last year. Ninety-nine (99) new listings came on the market […]

Veterans Community Park: Creating a Community Vision


After years of discussions, surveys, public meetings and a relook at the original park Master Plan from almost a decade ago, the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) is prepared to come forward and make some definitive recommendations to the community and city council for the final design of Veterans Community Park. “We’ve worked extremely hard to consider […]

Residents Enjoying New Aquatic Center

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I felt so fortunate to be invited to Chef Asif’s “reveal” party with 100 of his close friends, held at 10 PM at his East Naples restaurant, 21 Spices. I asked him to write a few words that I could use in writing about his restaurant and about him personally, other than what I observed myself. The highly energetic and […]