Real Estate News

Local Realtor News • All Local Realtor News is submitted by real estate companies, agents and brokers. Linda Sandlin Earns Circle of Legends Award Linda Sandlin, with RE/MAX Affinity Plus, has received the RE/MAX Circle of Legends Award, which honors highly successful agents who have earned more than $10 million in commissions and have completed 10 years of service with […]

Animal Shelter at Capacity Home for the Holidays Discounts Offered

Collier County Domestic Animal Services’ (DAS) shelters are at maximum capacity. The Naples and Immokalee shelters are currently home to 106 cats, 74 dogs and 13 rabbits. To reduce the shelter population, DAS is offering Home for the Holidays discounts for all pet adoptions through December 31. Dog adoption fees are reduced to $20; cat adoption fees are reduced to […]

December at Rookery Bay

December is a busy time at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, with a variety of educational classes and events taking place each week. The following classes require registration unless otherwise noted. Visit for more information. Essentials of Digital Photography  | December 10 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM If you want to get the best pictures possible, and truly understanding […]

AC Electrical Services: Once Your Electrician, Always Your Electrician

From small residential repairs to new construction of custom homes and commercial buildings, AC Electrical Services covers it all. AC Electrical Services is a full service local electrical contractor that prides itself on providing the best customer service. The company services Everglades City to Punta Gorda and everywhere in between and no project is too big or too small. The […]

Back-to-Back Wins for Manta Rays

The Marco Island Academy (MIA) boys and girls’ soccer teams scored back-to-back wins against Southwest Florida Christian Academy at Winterberry Park. MIA girls defeated Southwest Florida Christian Academy with a score of 8-0. Hailey Cartwright (2021) had four goals and one assist. Morgan Malie (2021) had one goal, one assist and play goalie for half the game. Savannah Heimerl (2020) […]

Rays Suffer Defeat at the Hands of the King’s

The Marco Island Academy Rays girls and boys basketball teams faced the tough competitors of Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) on December 4. The Lady Rays were defeated with a final score of 10-49. Mary Vale was the top scorer for the Rays with five points. The competition continued to be fierce in the boys’ game. Both Johnny Watt and […]

Christmas Tree Lighting on Marco Island

Thousands of people came together on Marco Island for the celebratory lighting of the community Christmas tree in Veterans Community Park. The dramatic 40-foot tree lit the dark sky, and set the tone for this special celebration. People of all ages came together to enjoy the live entertainment and socializing with friends and neighbors. Local children performed dance and song […]

Countdown to Christmas, Island Style!

The countdown to Christmas officially started on Marco Island with the recent arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Shops of Marco. Excited children sat on Santa’s lap and whispered their Christmas wishes into his ear. The community Christmas tree in Veterans Community Park went up, thanks to the tireless, dedicated volunteers from Christmas Island Style, the Italian American […]

Yoga Means Unity


“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”                           ~ Dalai Lama On Friday, November 2nd of this year, a man entered a yoga studio in Tallahassee just before class was to begin. Assumed to be a student, he didn’t raise suspicion, but rather […]

Bohemian Rhapsody: You’ll be Having a Good Time!


“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a dramatic chronicling of the famous British rock band Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). From their beginnings as a small band, to the origins of their numerous popular songs, all the way to their famous performance at the 1985 Live Aid Concert. However, the story also delves into Mercury’s life—his marriage to Mary […]