Water Quality as the Key to the Future


The issue of water quality is one that has gathered a considerable amount of interest during this election season. Marco Island was spared much of the terrible impact from the damaging discharges from Lake Okeechobee along with the resulting algae blooms and the strong effects of red tide this last summer season. Over the last several years, those discharges have […]

Tickets Available for T-Rex ‘One Last Cast’ Tournament


The fourth annual T-Rex “One Last Cast” tournament will be hosted by the Trevor Smith Memorial Foundation on October 19-20, 2018.  A fun-filled kickoff party featuring the captains’ meeting, auction items, and dinner will take place on Friday, October 19, starting at 6 PM at Kretch’s. Two enhanced prints by well-known, local artist, J.J. Stinchcomb, will be available in the […]

Council Continues to Wrestle With Manager Search


Since February of 2017, the City of Marco Island has been without a permanent city manager to replace former manager Roger Hernstadt. Hernstadt had come to the city with extensive municipal experience on the east coast of Florida, having served in various roles within Miami Dade County and the City of Miami. Prior to coming to Marco Island, Hernstadt had […]

Commissioner Fiala Hosts Town Hall


County Commissioner Donna Fiala hit the ground running when she returned home to Collier County following her annual summer pilgrimage to Ohio, her original home state. One of Fiala’s first stops was Marco Island, where she held a well-attended Town Hall Meeting. The energized and enthusiastic District One Commissioner brought along Collier County Planning Commission Chairman Mark Strain to discuss […]

It’s Election Time


It’s election time on Marco Island and the candidates for various offices — national, statewide and local — are hitting the campaign trail. On Marco Island there are a number of candidate forums planned, but mostly for the election of three new city council seats. The first such forum was hosted by the Southwest Florida Citizens Alliance, held at the […]

Winn-Dixie Unveils Newly Remodeled Store


Winn-Dixie officially reopened its recently remodeled store in response to customers who asked for an improved shopping experience. The grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony went off without a hitch, and customers were excited to shop. “Winn-Dixie is deeply rooted in the Marco Island community and has established a history of commitment and service going back more than 21 years,” […]

Changes at East Lakes Community Park

EDITORIAL & OPINION
Coastal Comments

There is so much going on that I don’t know where to begin and where to stop, and hold the rest over until the next issue. ◼ Everyone knows about the pool that was just built at Eagle Lakes Community Park, and I think everyone who knows has stopped by to at last look if not swim or see the […]

An Educated Voter Won’t Be Fooled

EDITORIAL & OPINION
More Straight Talk


The discourse on the American political scene continues to spiral to depths not seen since the Joseph McCarthy Era of the ‘50s. A time in our history we should have all prayed would never return. These changes to the climate of civility and reasonable discourse within our society cannot be tolerated by those who believe in the principles that this […]

LMCU Hires Tiffany Homuth as Mortgage Loan Originator


Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) of Florida is pleased to announce the hiring of Tiffany Homuth as a mortgage loan originator for its Collier Boulevard branch in Naples. She reports directly to LMCU’s Vice President of Regional Mortgage Production, Jayne Malinowski, and will be serving the Southwest Florida market. Homuth graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 1997 with […]

Skin Renewal Systems: Treating Mind, Body & Soul


With a name like Skin Renewal, one might assume that beauty is only skin deep, but not so for this unique full-service salon, spa, and wellness center located in the heart of Marco Island. The establishment was first opened as a medical spa by Liz Havens and her daughter Adrienne Willmeng in 1999. Their mission was to provide a place […]