County Leaders Present Wish Lists to Legislative Delegation


Local governmental organizations recently gathered at the North Collier Regional Park to make presentations to the Collier County Legislative Delegation regarding their list of wants and needs, which they would seek financial assistance for during the 2019 Legislative Session in Tallahassee. This year’s delegation is chaired by Representative Bob Rommel. Rommel was joined by the newly-appointed Senate Majority Leader and […]

Island Montessori Needs New Home


Blame Hurricane Irma, and after that a twist of fate that threatens to leave the Marco Island Montessori Academy in the lurch. The hurricane destroyed the building housing the 12-year-old school, serving PK to Grade 3 students. After that, founder and principal Lisa Nguyen and her board secured new premises at the Presbyterian Church, but after 15 months have been […]

Souper Bowl Restaurant Round Up

It’s that time again! Get ready to join the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce for the 7th Annual Souper Bowl. On Saturday, February 2nd, head down to Mackle Park from 11 AM to 1 PM where you can purchase a hand painted, one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl and fill it with delicious soup samples from local restaurants. The proceeds from Souper Bowl […]

Christmas House Decorating Judging Dates Announced


Final preparations were completed by the committee at their annual Pot Luck Supper on November 16 hosted by Bob Boland and Lyn Bedell. Co-Chairs Jeanne and Dave Rice reviewed the details with the committee and report that all “systems are ready” for Marco Island to Light Up for the Holidays. A great Christmas event is in store for islanders and […]

Millennial Mogul Offers Inspiration to Black Friday Shoppers


Back in October, I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Jean Marie for an article which appeared in the October 26th edition of the Coastal Breeze News. Peter Jean Marie is the sharp-dressed Naples resident with his sights set on carving out a name for himself in the fashion world as he embarks on his Dream Big Campaign. To me, […]

Greeting The Season With The Christmas Home Tour


Recently, four motor coaches carried guests to four homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. The Marco Island Christmas Home Tour was a collaborative event for the Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary (MINP) and the Calusa Garden Club (CGC) of Marco Island. Linda Turner’s Pineapple Cottage showcased her pineapple motif with traditional holiday reds and greens with lime green […]

Community Scene | Italian American Society

Members of the Italian American Society of Marco Island helped Christmas Island Style volunteers with the tree trimming at Veterans Community Park.

Community Scene | MIA Carwash

Marco Island Academy high school students recently held a carwash fundraiser at Kretch’s.

Red Tide = Dead Tide?


Over the Thanksgiving weekend, four dead dolphins were towed from Marco Island beaches, along with a mature dead male loggerhead sea turtle. It was also reported that about 15 dead dolphins also washed ashore in Naples during this same timeframe. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “There was a spike of 22 bottlenose dolphin mortalities over the holiday […]

Community Scene | Junonia Shell Found

Corey Lunn from Ankeny, Iowa found a junonia shell on Keewaydin Island. Corey had searched over 20 years for this shell, with multiple trips to Sanibel, Fort Myers and Naples.