There’s More To The Story

Conservancy Trains Volunteers Learn more about what it takes to become a volunteer at Rookery Bay Research Reserve.  The next volunteer orientations will be held Saturday, May 4th at 10am; or Tuesday, May 7th at 10am; or Tuesday, June 4th at 10am in the Environmental Learning center at 300 Tower Road, Naples.  Students age 14 and up are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The meeting […]

The River of Grass

Growing Up EC

Savannah Oglesby writes about the River of Grass in her column, Growing Up Everglades City.

LTE: Do The Right Thing Marco City Council

Letter to the Editor


Joe Batte offers his opinion on Chief Al Schettino’s retiremement and asks the City Council to do the right thing.

LTE: ALF Returns?

Letter to the Editor


Eric DaSilva offers his opinion on the ALF discussion by Marco Island City Council.

Easter Sunrise Service


The Easter Sunrise Service on Marco Island was well attended and had a message of hope.

Sea Turtle Lady, Mary Nelson Optimistic About Turtle Season


The Marco Island beach regrade project may lead to a successful Sea Turtle nesting season according to Mary Nelson.

Spring Jubilee at Mackle Park


On the Saturday before Easter, families and children of all ages filled Mackle Park for the 2019 Spring Jubilee celebration. An egg hunt with thousands of colorful eggs was one of the day’s highlights. Kids also enjoyed meeting a snake and baby alligator up close. Other activities such as games, face painting, arts and crafts, bounce houses and live music, […]

Fighting Against Hunger


The Bartos Group organized a food drive for St. Matthew’s House.

Schettino Honored at Foundation Function


The Marco Police Foundation hosted the Lunch With the Chief where Chief Al Schettino was honored.

Twenty Years of Student CPR


Twenty years ago, Marco Island Charter Middle School’s Physical Fitness Instructor, Cheryl Toth, asked the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department to help train students in water safety. Mrs. Toth worked with former Battalion Chief Donny Jones to develop a course, which became a regular part of the curriculum for all eighth-grade students. This year saw more than 100 students successfully […]