T-REX One Last Cast Tournament

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, as the boats returned to the Goodland Boat Park with their results for the 4th Annual T-Rex One Last Cast Fishing Tournament. This year’s event boasted 115 anglers representing 42 boats/teams. The winners and results from the 2018 T-Rex One Last Cast Tournament are below. Fly Division (This was their second year with fly […]

Goodland’s Gizzi and the Relocation of His Historic Home

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It’s not everyday you see a house travelling down Goodland Drive West. And as fellow Goodlander Paula Fabian put it, “This takes moving to a whole different level; no moving boxes required!” Marziano Gizzi, affectionately known as Gizzi around Goodland, has successfully moved his 108-year-old home from 507 Goodland Drive West to 316 Pear Tree Avenue. The home is now […]

6TH ANNUAL | Jerry Adams Chili Cook-Off

On Saturday, the Ben Allen Band kept the crowds entertained while they were out strolling along Smokehouse Bay sampling a variety of chili. While everyone was having a great time, lots of chefs were stirring their pots, dressing up their booths or enticing guests to taste their creations. The 18 chili-making participants were: Market Place Home Mortgage, Spice Girls Cooking […]

They’re Baaaack and We’re Soooo Glaaaad!

For those of us who live and work in Southwest Florida and are not snowbirds, even though we may take a brief intermission to escape the scalding summer, we yearn for the local restaurants that close during the heatwave for various reasons. Some of our favs on Isles of Capri close for deep cleaning, painting, renovations or well-deserved time for […]

Construction Defects Fix is Not So Easy


Hurricane Irma whirled through our area one year ago. Screen enclosures and roofs took the brunt of Irma’s wrath, but many structures suffered more severe damage. Some contractors did less than stellar repairs. After waiting months for work to start, many homeowners found their hired contractor would either not perform or did a terrible job. In some cases, the home […]

DWC of Marco Meets Council Candidates

The October meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Marco opened with a City Council Candidate forum at the Mackle Park Community Center. Former Marco Island City Councilor, Larry Sacher acted as moderator and introduced the candidates: Erik Brechnitz, Jim Richards, Victor Rios, Jerry Swiacki, and Sam Young. Each candidate spoke for five minutes about his platform and qualifications. […]

Newcomers Celebrate Halloween With Fun, Frivolity & Friendship

Five years ago, I was announced as a new member of Newcomers of Marco Island and experienced my very first Newcomers Halloween Luncheon, where I was in awe of the club’s sense of whimsy and camaraderie. This month, I was sad to experience my last one. You see, to be a member of Newcomers of Marco Island, one must be […]

Everglades City’s Super Saturday of Events!

Plan ahead to spend a fun and busy day in the Everglades City area on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The day promises a variety of events for the whole family to enjoy. Clyde Butcher Fall Festival From 9 AM to 5 PM, at the Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee. Meet Clyde and Niki Butcher, see the new calendar, enjoy a […]

Phenomenal Latin Jazz Trumpeter Comes to Marco

Marco Island Center for the Arts is proud to present to Art Center audiences multiple award winner and GRAMMY jazz band member trumpeter and alto saxophonist Fernando Ferrarone on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 5:30 to 7 PM. The ticket price is $25 for members of the Marco Island Center for the Arts and $30 for non-members. To reserve your […]