Causes & Clubs

Christmas House Decorating Judging Dates Announced


Final preparations were completed by the committee at their annual Pot Luck Supper on November 16 hosted by Bob Boland and Lyn Bedell. Co-Chairs Jeanne and Dave Rice reviewed the details with the committee and report that all “systems are ready” for Marco Island to Light Up for the Holidays. A great Christmas event is in store for islanders and […]

Dementia Respite Program Celebrates One-Year Anniversary


On our beautiful island it is hard to imagine that behind many doors there are residents suffering from dementia and all the related issues that accompany the disease. But over the past year, a new program that provides care for the patient and respite for the caregiver has launched and expanded right here on Marco Island. In anticipation of the […]

Habitat For Humanity CEO Presents to DWC


The Democratic Women’s Club of Marco met recently and recognized volunteers and discussed election results. Guest speakers included Lisa Lefkow, CEO of the Collier County Habitat for Humanity and Patricia Farley, President of the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida. Candidate Sara McFadden thanked all who helped in her campaign and was upbeat about running again in the near future. Ms. […]

Sunrise Rotary Awards Unsung Hero


The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise presented its Unsung Hero Award for Third Quarter, 2018 to Carl “Bruce” Osborn. Bruce was awarded for his services as a volunteer with Avow Hospice. Bruce is always willing to help and devotes an extraordinary amount of time to volunteer work with Avow Hospice. Bruce’s contributions to our community include: He makes the […]

Toys Needed for Hurricane Victims


This season, in the spirit of giving, Christmas Island Style (CIS) is dedicating its toy collection to the families of first responders in Florida’s Panhandle who were devastated by Hurricane Michael. The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation has partnered with CIS in the toy drive. These two nonprofit organizations are working together tirelessly to help those in need this holiday […]

Pets on Parade at the Esplanade


Christmas Island Style, with the help of CJ’s on the Bay, presents its annual Canine Christmas Parade. The Canine Christmas Parade is a wonderful event which allows man and dog an opportunity to dress up in their favorite holiday costumes and strut their stuff with their fellow canines, while providing parade viewers with great enjoyment in seeing all the cuteness […]

Register Now for Kiwanis 5K


The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island will hold its annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Last year, the Kiwanis Club’s 5K Family Fun Run raised $8,400. The funds were donated to the Marco Island Charter Middle School to purchase equipment for their video studio, and completed a $15,000 pledge that the Kiwanis Club had made to the school […]

Local Food Pantry Greatly Needs Donations


The community’s help is greatly needed. The Family Church Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is running low on supplies. Recently, the pantry has been forced to curtail some distribution for lack of food. As the holidays approach the need for food increases. The Family Church Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is a vital service for those in need, many of […]

Marco Island Woman’s Club Donates New Fountain


Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) continues a 40-plus year tradition of beautifying the historic Marco Island Cemetery by donating a new fountain to their garden site.  Recently, Carolyn Atkins, Club Historian, managed the installation of a new “Woman At The Well” Fountain.  The new fountain replaces the original 33-year old one that was installed June 14, 1985 as part of […]

Newcomers Take a Walk on the Wild Side


The Newcomers recently hosted their ever-popular, annual Welcome Back Luncheon and Fashion Show at Hideaway Beach Club. The ladies wore their best animal prints in honor of this year’s “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” theme. After the social hour and luncheon, 12 members modeled beautiful fashions from Patchington’s, Beach Daisy, Tonga’s, and Kathein Jewelers, wowing all in attendance. […]


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