No Shortage of Cigarette Butts on Marco’s Beaches


At Saturday’s beach clean-up sponsored by the Beach and Coastal Resources Advisory Committee, ugly, yucky cigarette butts were the most collected small toxic item littering the beach. For the past year, the Committee has collected and counted their monthly collection of cigarette butts as a form of data collection. In past years, single use plastic drinking straws was on the […]

Marco’s Beach Renourishment

‘The project that goes on forever’

The beach renourishment project is in progress for Marco’s Central Beach. It will continue from dusk to dawn, Monday through Saturday and will be completed before sea turtle season, which begins April 15th. Nighttime dredging activities may occur, but will be limited to an area along the water’s edge. Approximately 150,000 – 175,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged […]

Council Considers Issues Other Than ALF


Besides the controversial item concerning reconsideration of a zoning change to allow a modified Continuing Care Residential Facility on property presently owned by Naples Community Hospital, the Marco Island City Council took on a myriad of other business during its February 4 meeting in chambers. Fire/Rescue Personnel Honored Chief Mike Murphy and Deputy Chief David Batiato introduced personnel from the […]

Collier County Hosts Fertilizer Discussions


Collier County Commissioners met in a rare joint meeting that included elected representatives from both Naples and Marco Island. All three elected boards came together to discuss the issues regarding fertilizer and how best to move forward in a collaborative effort, if possible, on this issue. Last year’s explosion of blue-green algae and the overabundance of red tide has spurned […]

Frederick Douglass’ Passion for Liberty – Why It Matters!


February is Black History Month and February 2019 marks the 201st anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass. Although the exact year and date of Douglass’ birth are unknown, later in life he chose to celebrate it as February 14, 1818. Despite receiving no formal education, Douglass wrote and published several autobiographies describing his experiences as a slave, including his […]

Girl Up Club: Empowering Self & Others


Girl Up is an international organization created by the United Nations (UN) to fortify and empower women and girls, especially in third world countries, by advocating for their rights. These liberations include the right to be educated, healthy, safe from violence, leaders and advocates for their own environment, and documented. They execute these goals worldwide by campaigning for policy changes, […]

The Quest for Tribal Superiority – Marco Style


The teams of intrepid souls boarded boats and traveled one hour away before rendezvousing to determine which would emerge victorious in a five-challenge contest that tested their members’ physically and mentally. At stake wasn’t some monetary reward, but rather bragging rights among the contestants in just another of the fun excursions for members of the Marco Bay Yacht Club (MBYC). […]

Sunrise Rotary Seeks Nominations for Unsung Hero Award


The Sunrise Rotary Club of Marco Island is seeking nominations for its quarterly “Unsung Hero” program. The Unsung Hero has gone above and beyond the call of duty. He or she will be a special person who has done extra special things for the Marco Island community without receiving pay or expecting praise or recognition. The Club’s Board of Directors […]

Marco Island Real Estate Report, Year End 2018

Inventory up 8% from Last Year

The inventory of homes, lots and condos for sale on Marco Island totaled one-thousand twenty-five (1,025), up 8% from a year ago. A total of sixty-five (65) properties sold in December, which decreased 23% from December last year. Total dollar volume sold was $50.2 million, down 7% from December last year. One-hundred-fifty-seven (157) new listings came on the market in […]

Learn the Advantages of Going Solar


Marco Islanders have an opportunity to learn about the advantages of using solar power when Solar United Neighbors presents an informational program on Wednesday, March 6 from 6 to 8 PM at St. Mark’s Church, 1101 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. This is the third area meeting about solar and the opportunity to be part of a solar coop. Jody […]