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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.

Meals of Hope Gets Generous Donation from Seafood Festival

By Jessica | March 25, 2019

A balmy early evening proved to be perfect for March’s Happy Hour for Hope. The monthly event is a fundraiser for the Marco Island Meals of Hope, an organization dedicated to feeding the hungry in Collier County. Held on the Great Lawn of the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa, the event was highlighted by the donation of $805 […]

Marco Island Seafood Festival Kicks Off!

By Jessica | March 22, 2019

The Marco Island Seafood Festival kicked off today at Veterans Community Park. The park was filled with residents and visitors enjoying the great food and live music of this annual community event. Music entertainment is planned all day long. Headliners include: Friday, 6 – 9 PM, Disco Inferno. Saturday, 3-6 PM, Ben Allen Band & from 7- 9 PM, The […]

Is it “FINE” to Take an Owl’s Life?

By Jessica | March 15, 2019

“Several builders will still do the wrong thing and consider the violation FINES just a small cost of doing business.” ~ Karol Tenace, Owl Watch Marco Assistant Manager On February 6, 2019, a building permit was issued for 1068 Cottonwood Drive. Since 2017, this property been documented by Owl Watch Marco to have a burrowing owl. On March 2, 2019, an […]

Highest Sale on Casey Key Made by Premier Sotheby’s Corogin  

By Jessica | March 12, 2019

Cynthia Corogin, with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Marco Island office, has sold a $5.3 million, Gulf-to-Bay property with two deeded single-family homes on Casey Key. Located at 801-810 Casey Key Road in Nokomis, the private estate sits on 100 feet of beach frontage at some of the widest portions of the 8-mile island. Charlotte Hedge of The Hedge Team with Premier […]

Colorful Chalk Art Event to Return to Art Center  

By Jessica | March 08, 2019

Marco Island Center for the Arts is pleased to present the Fifth Annual Chalk Art event on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 2–5 PM. Chalk is the medium and the pavement is the canvas.  This FREE event is for kids and the young at heart. Chalk is made out of a form of soft limestone and love.  Join local artists […]

Salon and Spa Botanica Ribbon Cutting

By Jessica | March 03, 2019

Debbie Schroeder, and the crew at Salon and Spa Botanica, along with the support of members of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate their new (old) ownership.  Debbie, who started the Salon, sold it a few years ago and just recently bought it back. Congratulations to Debbie and Salon and Spa Botanica! Photos by Katie […]