Coastal Life

Welcome Aboard


The Marco Bay Yacht Club, Marco Island’s oldest club that recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, held a “Welcome Aboard” party to introduce its newest members. Many thanks to the Marco Island Yacht Club for hosting a fabulous event including dinner, DJ (and MBYC Member) Bob White, as well as this year’s Bridge (Commodore Rudi Landwaard and Commodorable Dorothy; Vice Commodore […]

An Extraordinary Event in an Extraordinary Community

Goodland Life

Shelly Colley, Sherri Morrison and Noreen Seegers contributed to this Goodland Life column. Every spring, since 2013, Goodlanders break bread together under the spreading rubber trees and the beautiful pavilion at Margood Park. In 2012, the park and pavilion were gifts from Collier County. In 2013, the Spring Fling, as we call it, was the brainchild of former Goodland Civic […]

Marco Island Commanders Group Invites You to Wear IT!


Each boating organization on Marco Island has it’s own special appeal to the public, be it kayaking, fishing, sailing, cruising, boating education, etc. Members of one organization might like to participate in some of the activities held by another organization. We thought that this would be a good way for boating members to be introduced to other boating organizations on […]

Bye-Bye Plastic Straws!



A single-use plastic straw that you might use for 10 minutes will be on this planet forever. It takes 200 years to break down into tiny toxic particles. Plastic straws are not recycled, and too many end up in our waterways and inside birds, turtles, dolphins, etc. The United States tosses 500 million plastic drinking straws every day. I am […]

Marco Town Center to be Revitalized


Islanders will be seeing a major renovation starting shortly on the almost half a century old Marco Town Center Shopping Plaza in the next couple of months. The project passed 7-0 during the recent Marco Island Planning Board meeting and will shortly come before the city council for final approval A similar major facelift is nearing completion of the Island […]

New Marco Hilton GM Named


Olshan Properties, one of the country’s leading private owners, developers and operators of commercial real estate, announced the appointment of Steven Falciani as General Manager of the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa.  A corporate leader in the hospitality industry at some of the country’s best known hotel flags and regional restaurant businesses since 1984, Mr. Falciani was selected […]

Say ‘Cheese,’ Meow Please! It’s Glamour Puss Time!

For the Love of Cats invites all cat lovers to submit their photos for the 2018 Glamour Puss Photo Contest. The online contest is open to all cat photos submitted between April 1, 2018 and midnight June 9, 2018. The entry fee per photo is $25. Cat lovers entering their “picture purrfect” photos can reach out to friends and family […]

Get Ready for Sea Turtle Season



The sea turtles are coming! As the weather warms up and the snowbirds leave, our beaches get some very special visitors: Sea turtles. According to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, about 90% of all sea turtle nesting in the United States takes place on Florida beaches between May 1st and October 31st. It is not uncommon to find early arrivals. From […]

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

REAL ESTATE REPORT


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 […]


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