Causes & Clubs

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 […]

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 […]

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