Recognizing Merchant Mariners 


Allow me first to express my gratitude to American Legion Post 404 of Marco Island for the decision to honor the U.S. Merchant Marine at the 2019 Veterans Day Ceremony to be held on 11/11/19 at 11 AM at Veterans Community Park. As a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, I can attest that the entire maritime community […]

Marco Island Condominium Continues to Consider Breach of Environmental Regulations as Expedient


Dear Editor, The Madeira condominium on Marco island beach and its contractors have previously run roughshod over city and state regulations regarding coastal vegetation, as widely reported in the press including this paper. Despite these egregious breaches, the condominium is pursuing its application to use the beach as a staging area and site location for a crane to facilitate roofing […]

Newcomers SPOOKtacular!

It was a Halloween SPOOKtacular Celebration at the Marco Island Yacht Club for the Newcomers. For months each A & E group secretly worked on their Halloween costume. As a first-time attendee of the Halloween event, I was amazed at the creativity. We laughed at some and were in awe of others as each group unveiled their costumes and marched […]