Community Scene | Cuban American Club

The Cuban American Club’s annual event at the Marco Lutheran Church was attended by 75-100 people, who enjoyed paella and danced the night away.  

Community Scene | Beach Clean-up

The Marco Island Woman’s Club recently sponsored the successful, well-attended beach clean-up at South Beach.  

Community Scene | Lely Swimmers

At the recent district meet, Eagle Lakes hosted 11 teams, with approximately 250 swimmers, plus coaches and spectators. Lely swimmers performed well, with many making it to regional.

Community Scene | Election Day

Marco Island residents came out in force on Election Day to vote. Read about local election results in this issue.

Community Scene | Savage Dedication

At a dedication ceremony at the Marco Island Historical Museum, the Modern Marco exhibit was renamed to honor Emily and Herb Savage.

Community Scene | Wine Wednesday

At Marco Island Florist Home & Gift’s Wine Wednesday, guests enjoyed painting lessons from Tony Smith, and delicious food and wine by La Tavola.

Community Scene | Shred-It

Kiwanis and both Rotary clubs volunteered at the shred-it event at Iberia Bank, which raised $2,200 for Meals of Hope.  

Calling Meals of Hope Volunteers


Meals of Hope is looking for volunteers of all ages and abilities to spend a few hours assembling meals that will feed thousands of people in our own community. “Team Hope needs as many volunteers as we can get,” said Bill Morris, event organizer The Marco Island Meals of Hope annual packaging event is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 […]

Council Meets to Strategize With Lobbyist


When the City of Marco Island’s Tallahassee lobbyist, Ronald Book, met with city councilors on Monday evening, he gave them a blunt assessment of why the major capital project they sought support for in 2018 from the Florida Legislature was less than successful. That request involved seeking $8.5 million dollars for the construction of a gymnasium and academic room complex […]

Election Results


Marco Island City Council election results saw Erik Brechnitz, Sam Young and Victor Rios receiving the top votes to win the three open council seats. Out of the 23,592 total votes reported, Erik Brechnitz received nearly a quarter of all of the votes (24.86% of the vote, 5,864 votes). The second highest votes received were by Sam Young, who received […]