Causes & Clubs

Newcomers Captivated by Tales of World Travel at January Luncheon


Newcomers recently packed the Hideaway Beach Club Banquet Hall for their monthly luncheon, where they welcomed several prospectives and six new members to the club. President Donna Dubey thanked the Newcomers for their continued involvement in participating in the Christmas Island Style Street Parade. She delightfully announced that Newcomers had once again received an award for their participation. For 2018, […]

Junior Gardeners Get “Dirty” With Earth Boxes


Each school year, the Calusa Garden Club and the Junior Gardeners of Tommie Barfield Elementary School select a hands-on project. This year they used Earth Boxes for easy container gardening. With Earth Boxes, everything is included with the kit except the soil.  The planter comes with watering tube, a set of caster wheels for easy moving, fertilizer, dolomite and cover.  […]

Marco Boy Scouts Earn Merit Badges


Members of Marco Island Boy Scout Troop 234 attended Camp Miles Winter Camp over Christmas break. The scouts spent four nights at the Punta Gorda camp working on merit badges in Sustainability, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Indian Lore and First Year Camper. In all, the boys earned nine required merit badges toward their Eagle rank. Congratulations to our local boy scouts […]

Elections Supervisor Addresses DWCM


Twenty-seven women and men attended the December meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club of Marco (DWCM). DWCM was proud to host the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Jennifer Edwards as the guest speaker. Dawn Rubin, Social Coordinator, introduced the club’s new community outreach program. Members are encouraged to sign up for the committee to decide monthly project and events. Donations […]

The Season of Sharing at Our Daily Bread


What better time to share than during the holiday season? Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is about meeting people in their time of need and walking alongside them, especially during the holiday season. You might ask why a food pantry is needed in the Greater Marco Island area. Our Daily Bread is the only food pantry between Everglades City and […]

Marco’s DAR Chapter Cheers Its Charter – Finally!


Marco Island’s chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) had much to celebrate at its season opener at Hideaway Beach Club. Special guest, Florida State DAR Regent Dawn Lemongello, made the newly printed charter official with her signature. “I was thrilled to be a part of the Marco Island charter signing.” Lemongello explained signing a charter 42 years […]

Casting Call for ‘Marco’s Got Talent’


The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise is accepting applications to participate in “Marco’s Got Talent.” The show is scheduled for March 5, 2019 but event organizers are lining up talent now. The exciting event will showcase some of Marco’s most entertaining performances.  “Marco’s Got Talent, presented by Law Offices of William G. Morris, P.A., will be a premiere event,” […]

Garden Club Celebrates Christmas Season


Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island President Sandy Wallen and her husband Bill invited Garden Club members and spouses to celebrate the Christmas season at their beautiful waterfront home on the Marco River. As club members and spouses arrived, they were fascinated to see herons, egrets and pelicans settle for their nightly roost in the trees of the ABC Islands. […]

Newcomers Sample Marco Players’ Production


Newcomers met at Hideaway Beach Club for the monthly luncheon. The ladies welcomed six new members to the club. Following a delicious lunch, the ladies were given a taste of the Marco Players’ production, “Four One-Act Plays” by Bruce Kane. They were thoroughly entertained as Cindy Hile and Marilyn Hilbert acted out a one-act comedy titled “Cindy and Julie,” which […]

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 […]


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