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MIPD Promotes Officer

By Jessica | November 06, 2019

On November 5, 2019, a promotional ceremony was held in the Community Room of Marco Island Police Department (MIPD) headquarters. Congratulations to Ryan Montgomery, who was promoted from police officer to Sergeant.

Newcomers SPOOKtacular!

By Jessica | October 23, 2019

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 […]

Sea Turtle Activity Report

By Jessica | August 13, 2019

Discrimination Suit Dismissed by EEOC

By Jessica | July 16, 2019

The Florida Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently dismissed a case of alleged discrimination brought against the City of Marco Island and former Police Chief Al Schettino. That investigation came about due to claims made by a records clerk in the police department with the Florida EEOC. Heather Comparini alleged that beginning around February 16, 2018, Chief Schettino discriminated against […]

D-Day Veteran & MIYC Founding Member Price Hurt Turns 95

By Jessica | June 05, 2019

Price Hurt, one of the initial two hundred founders of the Marco Island Yacht Club, recently celebrated his 95th birthday on May 21st. Born in 1924, Hurt’s life has been colorful and varied. He served as an electrician for one of the LCT’s landing on the beaches during the D-Day Invasion, and then went on to have a successful 40-year […]

MIPD Participates in Click-It or Ticket Initiative

By Jessica | June 04, 2019

The Marco Island Police Department recently concluded its participation in the state-wide Click it or Ticket traffic safety campaign. This initiative is a high-visibility education and enforcement effort designed to detect violators of Florida’s traffic laws with special emphasis on occupant protection. The campaign combines education (media and personal contacts) as well as enforcement – to elevate the importance of the benefits of […]

Tax-Free Holiday on Hurricane Supplies

By Jessica | May 17, 2019

With a sales tax free holiday May 31-June 6, 2019 on hurricane supplies, Floridians will be stocking up. Portable generators, gas cans, and other hurricane preparedness items are qualified for tax-free purchases, and here’s a few tips from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute to help consumers. When the lights go out, gen­erators keep your home humming with light and power. When purchasing a […]

New Traffic Light at Collier and Winterberry

By Jessica | May 07, 2019

Residents on Marco Island have watched patiently as the Marriott’s Crystal Shores Vacation Club has slowly wound down their responsibilities regarding the completion of work which would finalize that project at the intersection of Winterberry Drive and South Collier Boulevard. As part of the agreements between the city and Marriott Corporation, certain public improvements were to be made as part […]

Council Set to Interview Prospective City Managers

By Jessica | May 06, 2019

The Marco Island Yacht Club was the site of a Meet and Greet hosted by the Marco Island City Council for the five prospective candidates to fill the open position for city manager. Except for the brief three month stint by Dr. Lee Niblock, the permanent city manager position has been open for over two years. David Harden was hired as […]

2019 Business & Community Expo

By Jessica | March 28, 2019

Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce held its 19th annual Business & Community Expo on March 26 at Mackle Park Community Center. Attendees enjoyed networking while receiving information (and giveaways!) from more than 30 local businesses, not-for-profits, clubs and organizations.