Causes & Clubs

MIPD Officer Goes the Extra Mile

Crossing For A Cure

Travis Suit is on a mission to change the world. For the past three years, the 34-year-old has organized an epic paddleboard endurance event called Crossing for a Cure. Participants embark on a 75-mile journey across the ocean to bring awareness and raise money for people living with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes a buildup of mucus in […]

Newcomers Celebrate Personal Style & Fashion


The ladies of Newcomers expressed their personal style and creativity at their popular “Hat Day” luncheon at Hideaway Beach Club. Chief Mike Murphy of Marco Island Fire Department was the May guest speaker. Chief Murphy was aided with his presentation by Juan Cabezas and Hafid Oliver. The presentation gave insight into new and exciting plans in the works for the […]

MIA Students Give Presentation to Democratic Women’s Club


Over 40 women attended the May meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club of Marco Island (DWCM). DWCM was pleased that the Girls Learn International Group (GLI) of Marco Island Academy (MIA) returned to present again this month. Their goal? To be the change they wish to see in the world and to educate and empower young women. Four MIA students, […]

Calusa Garden Club at Work


On the last Saturday of each month the Calusa Garden Club (CGC) Butterfly Brigade meet in the morning at the Butterfly Garden in Calusa Park on Winterberry Road. They come ready to prune, weed and water the flowering shrubs, making sure the butterflies have plenty of flowers for nectar. Calusa Park is located on a one-half mile linear pathway on […]

A Race For Charity


Throughout Marco Island, people donned their best hats and gathered at their favorite spots to take a shot at picking the next Kentucky Derby winner. Keith and Jennifer Reeves, owners of the Sunset Grille at the Apollo Condominiums on South Collier Boulevard, closed the popular eatery to support the Optimist Club of Marco Island. The club, along with Reeves and […]

Marco Island Woman’s Club Awards Our Youth


Graduation season is quickly approaching, and local high school seniors are in the midst of finals and college preparations. As our young residents take those first steps toward their bright futures, they tackle a new challenge presented by the high cost of a college education. Recently, the Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) awarded four qualified students scholarships to help defray […]

Happy Hour Supports Meals of Hope Mission


Marco Island Meals of Hope announced today its May “Happy Hour for Hope” will be Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Old Marco Pub and Restaurant from 5 PM to 7 PM. Old Marco Pub and Restaurant is located at 1105 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. Susan and Tom Ackerson are graciously hosting this event and look forward to offering drinks […]

For Jennifer Edwards, It’s All About Elections


Jennifer Edwards was a recent guest speaker for the Caxambas Republican Club providing Collier County voter statistics for the upcoming election cycle, starting with the August 2018 primary election. Jennifer Edwards has been the Supervisor of Elections for Collier County since 2000. Prior to that, she held several key positions during her 13-year tenure with the Collier County manager’s office, […]

Fighting Hunger One Brown Paper Bag at a Time


In March 2018, 4,000 brown paper bags were sent out to the residents of Marco Island. They came with simple instructions: fill a bag with food to help fight hunger in Southwest Florida. Fast forward to this April. In the boardroom of the Bartos Group of Premiere Plus Realty sat stacks and stacks of brown paper bags. They covered the […]


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