Marco Island Woman’s Club Takes a Break to Have Fun


After Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) hosted their first 2019 fundraiser, the successful 19th annual fashion show in January, members and supporters took a well-deserved break to relax and just have fun at their annual Cards & Games Party at the Marco Island Yacht Club. The event, organized by Sue Ellen Welch and Karen Maxfield, was attended by fifty women. […]

Marco’s Waterways Under Assault


Marco Island’s environmental consultant Turrell, Hall & Associates has spoken, and the news is not good for our waterways. The report will be presented at a workshop on March 18 to review results and answer questions. The report is comprehensive, as it discusses potential sources of nitrogen pollution, Marco Island waterways test results for the last several years, and potential […]

Update on Villa de Marco


Challenges are part of everyday life. Through collaborative actions, reasonable expectations, patience and perseverance, most challenges can be brought to a successful conclusion. The impact of Hurricane Irma left Marco Island and its residents with several challenges that required that very approach. The owners, board of directors and staff of Villa de Marco West would face some of the most […]

Charter Middle School Once Again a Winner


The Marco Island Charter Middle School was once again the recipient of another successful fundraiser recently, as parents, residents and guests came out to support the “A” Rated school which is celebrating its 21st year here on the island. Approximately 150 parents, residents and supporters of the local charter middle school showed up to try their luck at roulette, craps […]

Beach Regrade Project Update


The beach regrade is underway which will help eliminate the pooling and ponding created during the rainy season. This will regrade about a mile of the beach and will be done in 1,500 foot sections to allow for public access to the beach at all times. According to Mary Nelson, Marco’s Turtle Lady, she is hoping that there will be […]

Burrowing Owl Season Off to a Busy Start


Fifty-eight Owl Watch monitors recently attended a training session at Mackle Park to kick-off the 2019 Burrowing Owl Nesting Season. In 1999, the City of Marco Island’s Environmental Specialist, Nancy Richie performed the very first survey of the burrowing owls in Marco Island. She started with 4-5 owls in Marco and every Friday, on her own time, Nancy with her […]

Governor Chris Christie Preaches to the Choir


Former Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey was the keynote speaker at the annual Collier County Lincoln Reagan Celebration at the Naples Hilton. The event was sponsored by the Collier County Republican Executive Committee in conjunction with all Collier County Republican Clubs, including the Caxambas Republican Club of Marco Island. Christie also signed copies of his newly released book, “Let […]

An Appreciation of the Arts


The event may have been delayed but the enthusiasm of vendors and visitors would not be denied. Such was the case with the 6th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair in Goodland. Held on a recent Sunday at MarGood Harbor Park, the event was originally scheduled to be held in late January at the same time as the annual Mullet Festival […]

Iguanas Becoming a Costly Problem


Almost every evening, as islanders sit down to enjoy their dinner meals with family and friends a story regarding an invasion of the either our nation or another battle over territories around the world seem to bubble to the top of the news feed. Earlier in February, a similar discussion occurred regarding an invasion of sorts at the city council […]

Marco Island Real Estate Report


Inventory Up 10% From Last Year The inventory of homes, lots and condos for sale on Marco Island totaled one-thousand one-hundred-twenty (1,120), up 10% from a year ago. A total of fifty-four (54) properties sold in January, which dropped 14% from January last year. Total dollar volume sold was $41.7 million, down 3% from January a year ago. Two-hundred-forty-three (243) […]