The Chamber has always been a BIG supporter of clean beaches and they were our sponsor for June’s clean-up.
An eaglet was rescued off Crescent Court by Eddie McNolty of Dolphin Pools. He estimatedthe eaglet had been struggling in the canal for over an hour before he was able to rescue it. City of Marco Island Community Service Officer Chris Acosta, Environmental Specialist Chadd Chustz, and FWC Officer Josh Arborgast responded. An Eagle Sanctuary representative suggested it may have been diving for fish and misjudged it’s dive getting its wings too wet to take off.
Marco Island Women’s Club
The MIWC members gather to enjoy lunch andcamaraderie monthly. Recently, the luncheon at La Petit at the Shops of Old Marco.
Summer Sea Turtle Interns
Meet Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s summer sea turtle interns, Taylor Irwin and Jennifer Gooch. Taylor is studying atUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst and is funded though NOAA’s Five Colleges program. She’ll be starting her senior year in the fall and is majoring in biology. She spent last summer at the New England Aquarium as a Marine Mammal Research and Education intern. Jennifer, who is attending Stetson College in Florida, is directly supported by the Friends of Rookery Bay. She has extensive experience with sea turtle research in Costa Rica as well as in Florida, having volunteered at the Sanibel- Captiva Conservation Foundation and the Discovery Science Center in New Smyrna Beach. Both young ladies are stationed at the Reserve’s Ten Thousand Islands Field Station dormitory and spend five days a week (weather permitting) patrolling the beaches and caging nests at the Cape Romano complex.
Show Me Hoda
Popular localwriter Randall Kenneth Jones was interviewed by Hoda Kotb on her Sirius radio show promoting his new book, Show Me. The book is based on years of interviewing celebrities, stars, business moguls, and more. In addition to being an author and columnist, Randy is a speaker, actor and president of Mind Zoo.
MarcoIsland Police Department school resource officer Sergeant Haueter and Officer Rodriguez join Camp Mackle for summer safety.
<span style="font-weight: bold”>Summer Camp is in full swing!
The YMCA Summer Camp was buzzing with activity with arts and crafts, mathenrichment, sports and games. Clearly, ‘FUN’ is the main theme.
Just Friends June Luncheon
The monthly luncheon was held at the United Church on Barfield. A member in good standing can join Just Friends after three years in the Newcomer’s Club.