Friday, September 25, 2020

Breezing Through the Community…

Beach Cleanup
 

 

The Chamber has always been a BIG supporter of clean beaches and they were our sponsor for June’s clean-up.

left: Botton Row - Carol Ann Anzalone, Austine Frawley, Caitlin Robinson, Lee Turner & Susan Ediss Top Row - Debbie Silvestri, Julia Maslanka, Aren Alter & Cristina Leske

left: Botton Row – Carol Ann Anzalone, Austine Frawley, Caitlin Robinson, Lee Turner & Susan Ediss Top Row – Debbie Silvestri, Julia Maslanka, Aren Alter & Cristina Leske

Eaglet Rescue

An eaglet was rescued off Crescent Court by Eddie McNolty of Dolphin Pools. He estimated

 

 

the 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 and

“Marco Island’s Beach Advisory Committee teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce for an early morning beach clean-up at South Beach on June 10th. THANKS FOR CARING!” Next Beach Clean-up: July 8th @ 8am - Friends of Tigertail Beach. Photos by Maria Lamb

“Marco Island’s Beach Advisory Committee teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce for an early morning beach clean-up at South Beach on June 10th. THANKS FOR CARING!” Next Beach Clean-up: July 8th @ 8am – Friends of Tigertail Beach. Photos by Maria Lamb

camaraderie monthly. Recently, the luncheon at La Petit at the Shops of Old Marco.

Summer Sea Turtle

Fire Chief Mike Murphy joined Ray McChesney of MICA rounding up the trash with the MICA ATV.

Fire Chief Mike Murphy joined Ray McChesney of MICA rounding up the trash with the MICA ATV.

Interns

Meet Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s summer sea turtle interns, Taylor Irwin and Jennifer Gooch. Taylor is studying at

Dad, Brooks Swift with daughter Zoie and son Gavin, new residents of Marco Island read about the cleanup and joined the clean-up group. Thanks for caring.

Dad, Brooks Swift with daughter Zoie and son Gavin, new residents of Marco Island read about the cleanup and joined the clean-up group. Thanks for caring.

University 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 local

 

 

writer 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.

Camp Mackle

Marco

 

 

Island 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, math

 

 

enrichment, 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.

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