Community Scene

Community Scene: Lisa Lang, RN

Many know Lisa Lang as the friend RN for 28 years, “I love changing people’s lives, one patient at a time. If I can help make them a better person, that is meaningful.” In 2007, Lisa decided she had an obligation as a nurse to be a healthy role model. As a result, she began her weight loss journey. Eleven […]

Community Scene: Tigertail Treasure Hunt

Camp Mackle campers enjoyed a morning at Tigertail Beach learning about the beach, making shell and rock paintings, and “hunting” for trash with grabbers and pails.

Community Scene: Chamber Introduced to New JW Conference Center

Directors of the MI Chamber of Commerce experienced the hospitality of the JW Marriott with a preview of its new beachfront conference center for their most recent board meeting. JW Marriott’s new conference center includes a FedEx office on property and the island’s first escalator. Carrie Gargiulo, the JW Marriott’s sales administrative assistant, demonstrated how the state-of-the-art meeting facility handles […]

Community Scene | Marco Island Yacht Club

At the Marco Island Yacht Club’s Independence Day celebration, members enjoyed a classic 4th of July cookout meal of burgers, hot dogs, ribs, potato salad and corn-on-the-cob, and danced to the music of the Classics II.

Community Scene | MICA’s July 4th Celebration

Residents’ Beach members enjoyed July 4th festivities including a sandcastle contest, fun games and face painting. The day concluded with fireworks.

Community Scene | Newcomers Luncheon

The Newcomers met at Hideaway Beach Club, where they enjoyed lunch, welcomed new members and listened to guest speaker Chante Pemberton, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Blue Zones Project.

Community Scene | Christmas Karaoke

Christmas Island Style held a Christmas in July Karaoke fundraiser at the SpeakEasy. Guests in Christmas attire enjoyed singing their favorite tunes while supporting the Community Tree Lighting Event.

Community Scene | Just Friends

Just Friends, a social club for former Newcomer’s Club members, celebrated its 14th anniversary.

Community Scene | ENMA

Buffalo Wild Wings General Manager Mitch Watson welcomed over 50 members of the East Naples Merchants Association for their monthly networking meeting. For more information visit

Community Scene | Big, Bold & Beautiful

At the Marco Island Center for the Arts Second Tuesday Opening Reception, art lovers perused the vibrant, new “Big, Bold & Beautiful” exhibit.  More photos at

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