Coastal Life

Marco Island Real Estate Report March 2018 | Inventory Down 13% From This Time Last Year


The inventory of homes, lots and condos for sale on Marco Island totaled one-thousand three (1,003), down 13% from a year ago. Along with that lower inventory came a decrease in sales and volume. A total of one-hundred one (101) properties sold in March, down 15% from last year. Total dollar volume sold was $68.6 million, down 14% from last […]

Taste of Marco Food, Fun and Fundraising

Taste of Marco is an event for the culinary-inclined. It’s a place where gastronomers, gourmands, and dare I say, foodies, come together and do what they do best: eat. The annual affair, now in its 28th year, brings together a handful of local restaurants to the Esplanade on Marco Island. There the eateries prepare and serve their best sample-sized dishes […]

Local Businesses Thrive Together With the ENMA

Since 2010, a growing business networking group, the East Naples Merchants Association (ENMA), has been meeting on a monthly basis to help each other grow their businesses and give back to the community. The main mission of the association is to help our local businesses grow by patronizing our fellow member’s businesses and offering both face-to-face networking opportunities as well […]

Next Happy Hour For Hope at Stan’s

Marco Island Meals of Hope will hold its next “Happy Hour for Hope” on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant from 5 to 7 PM. Stan’s is located at 221 Goodland Drive, Goodland, Florida. Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris had a lot of praise for this month’s venue. “The Gobers go out of their way to make […]

Gopher Tortoise Day Recognizes Marco’s Oldest Residents

The City of Marco Island, through an official Proclamation by the City Council, proclaimed April 10, 2018 as “Gopher Tortoise Day.” The Proclamation memorializes the City’s commitment to the protection of its threatened wildlife. But the Proclamation is not just a symbolic gesture – gopher tortoises need our help and protection. At the April 2nd City Council meeting, the Councilors […]

Goldilocks Yoga


“What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me.”                                       ~ Helen Keller Most of us are aware of the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. A young girl, walking alone in the forest, stumbles upon the home […]

Lights, Cameras, Action on the iFilm Student Festival Red Carpet

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of students’ creativity and achievements, so I try to attend or participate in as many as possible. There are amazing opportunities that turn the spotlights on CCPS students and really make them shine. Especially the iFilm Student Festival on April 5th in the large auditorium at Barron Collier High School. Wowza! This […]

How to Prevent Falls

Dimensions of Dementia

Maybe you know someone who has fallen recently or have done so yourself. Falling can have minor consequences but other times, tragic ones. According to Step Smart Collier, a program endorsed by the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department, one out of three older adults fall each year and fifty percent of those who are injured from a fall die within […]

Civil Air Patrol

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Florida Wing, Group 5 recently held an Over-Water Survival in-class and pool session. Twenty-five (25) participants completed the requirements to earn this certification, which includes classroom training, an aircraft egress exercise, an online test, and a practical exercise in a pool. The Marco Island YMCA graciously provided the pool and lifeguard. Instructors, Lt Col Dave […]

‘Tis the Season to Watch For Birds

Stepping Stones

Be sure to join Bob on April 16th at 7 PM as he talks about the birds we find in the Marco Island/ Western Everglades areas. His guest will be Jim Murray, formerly with Florida Sea Grant and NOAA, a proficient birder who has identified more than 600 different species. The venue is the Marco Island Historical Society’s Rose History […]

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