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Marco Island Icon Herb Savage Passes

By Staff | January 02, 2019

Herb Savage would have turned 100 years old on January 6th, 2019.  He passed away on January 1st, surrounded by his loving wife Emily and children. We will remember Herb as a devoted family man, patriot, visionary, community leader and history teacher to all of Marco Island.    Herb was fond of his military career where he served his country for 20 […]

Open Letter to Marco City Council

By Staff | January 02, 2019

Councilors: I am using this newspaper venue, instead of the “public comment” segment at a city council meeting, hoping for a more positive reaction than the typical “Thank you…next?”. Councilors, with the recent hiring of professional Interim City Manager David Harden, Marco is finally emerging from an embarrassing situation. The missteps you made when seeking an Interim City Manager have […]

LTE: And the Beat Goes on…

By Staff | December 21, 2018

If there’s such a thing as an amusing tragedy, last week’s Council meeting qualifies: Councilor Grifoni received a plaque commemorating his term as Chairman and presumably eclipsing the “No Confidence” vote he received in May. Councilor Honig correctly bemoaned recent disruptions staff placed on historical activities at Mackle Park Lake. However, it never occurred to Honig that a formal motion […]

Soulshine Yoga Offers Class for Fire Department

By Staff | December 21, 2018

The Marco Island Fire Department was recently treated to a complimentary one-hour yoga class. Sarah Asbell and Kathi Bari of Soulshine Yoga transformed the firehouse into a make-shift yoga studio complete with mats, blocks, straps, and relaxing music. “This is our first class for the Marco Island Fire Department. We hope to offer as many as they will allow us […]

EDITORIAL & OPINION | Volunteers are the Heart of Our Christmas Season

By Staff | December 21, 2018

It’s still a little strange to realize that Christmas is quickly approaching for most of us that grew up in a climate that was not as “friendly” as it is here in Southwest Florida. As many of you know, I’ve had the privilege of being the Chairman of Christmas Island Style for the last 14 years. I’ve had the wonderful […]

Watercolor Spectacle Boat Parade Captivates Throngs

By Staff | December 21, 2018

As much an excuse for parties ashore as it is for imaginative boaters “decking the hulls,” the annual Marco Island Boat Parade wound its way around the island’s waterways. From the main vantage point at the Snook Inn, revelers cheered and exclaimed “Merry Christmas” as the boats glided by on the way to Smokehouse Bay. Pictured are some of the […]

Boardwalk Expansion Project Breaks Ground

By Staff | December 21, 2018

Recently, the Fakahatchee Boardwalk Expansion Project held a well-attended groundbreaking ceremony. Attendees were welcomed by Patrick Higgins, Friends of the Fakahatchee, Co-Chair of the Boardwalk Vision Committee. The speakers included Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala, Florida State Senator Kathleen Passidomo, and Eric Draper, Director of the Florida Park Service. The Friends of the Fakahatchee along with the Florida Park Service […]

Celebrate Herb Savage’s 100th Birthday!

By Staff | December 21, 2018

The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise is hosting the 100th birthday party for Marco Island legend Herbert Rosser Savage. The celebration will take place on January 5, 2019 at 11:30 AM at the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa, 560 South Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Savage was the architect for many of Deltona Corporation’s most iconic buildings, and […]

Realtors Association Installs 2019 Officers | Gala Evening Marks 43 Years of Service

By Staff | December 21, 2018

Realtors, as well as representatives of their support networks and some high profile guests, descended on Marco Beach Ocean Resort for the annual officers installation ceremony. State Representative Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) swore in officers Steve Josselyn (President), Ileana Bogaert (President Elect) and Charlie Neal (Secretary/Treasurer) along with directors who will serve for various terms. One-year directors are Rosemary Langkawel, Darlene […]

A World of Variety at The Pressed Olive

By Staff | December 21, 2018

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar are much more diverse than the few varieties found on most grocery store shelves. But step inside the door of a certain new shop along Collier Boulevard and you’ll find a broad assortment of the two tasty, healthful and versatile food items. The Pressed Olive is an olive oil, balsamic vinegar tasting bar, with an […]