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Learn the Advantages of Going Solar


Marco Islanders have an opportunity to learn about the advantages of using solar power when Solar United Neighbors presents an informational program on Wednesday, March 6 from 6 to 8 PM at St. Mark’s Church, 1101 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. This is the third area meeting about solar and the opportunity to be part of a solar coop. Jody […]

On PACE to Catch that Wave?


After buying his home here on Marco, Steve became concerned about the intermittent fluxuation and outages of our electricity grid and its potential to do damage to his electric devices. He found a protective alternative that not only eliminates those fluxuations but relegates the power grid to a backup role for his home. It will keep his home functioning while […]

Dads & Daughters Enjoy Annual Y Dance


Moms often use the term “cuteness overload” in Facebook posts of their kids, but TBT, it doesn’t get much cuter than dads dancing the night away with their pre-teen daughters. This was (once again) adorably evident when the Greater Marco Family YMCA this past weekend put on its annual Daddy Daughter Dance. It was a night of pride for the […]

Books for Collier Kids Fact Sheet

One million new books to children in need since 2005

Importance of Books for Collier Kids:  Literacy is one of the best predictors of a child’s future success. A lack of basic literacy skills is linked with academic failure, delinquency, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, unemployment, low productivity and welfare dependency.  Nationally, in some of the lowest-income areas there is only one book for every 300 kids.   Children whose parents […]

Lions Club to Hold Pancake Breakfast


The Marco Island Lions Club, a chapter of the highly recognizable nationally branded organization, has announced their annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to be held on Saturday, February 23rd at the United Church of Marco Island, 320 North Barfield Drive, from 8 until 11 AM. The breakfast historically has fed over 300 Marco Island residents and visitors on this one Saturday […]

Millionaire Choices

Getting Personal: It’s Your Future, Credentials Matter…

What are you best suited for as you move forward on your career path? Education is a wide-ranging word. Learning is derived from many places and sources—not only from earning college degrees, but also from technical training programs, apprentice training, certifications, and yes, the books we choose to read. Whatever your chosen field, you must always be receptive to lifelong […]

MIA Boys Enjoy Feel-Good Win in Home Finale


Thrills have been hard to find for the Marco Island Academy’s young basketball team and their supporters this season. That fact made their 79-44 running-clock win over The Imagine Schools North Port on Tuesday, February 5 at the Marco gym that much sweeter. “It felt really good,” MIA head coach Travis Barry said after the game. “We really played higher than we’ve […]

Lunch With Our Friends Over 60


Calling all friends over 60! Join us (the Marco Island YMCA and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry) for a free lunch the third Wednesday of each month at the Marco Lutheran Church on Collier.  The monthly luncheons are a collaboration between the Marco Island YMCA and the Family Church Our Daily Bread Food Pantry and co-sponsored by the Marco Lutheran Church.  With the support of […]

Faith in Humankind Comes From Acts of Kindness


A little story for you in honor of the Million Acts of Kindness Week. As I walked out of the Post Office on Marco Island one day, I met Jim and Jo Mayers from Ohio. I commented on his interesting rearview mirror he had attached to his helmet so he could keep an eye on his wife behind him! They […]

Gardening Expo Planned by Garden Club & Center for the Arts


Sandy Wallen, President of Calusa Garden Club, Sara Wolf, Chair of the Gardening Expo, and Hyla Crane, Executive Director of Marco Island Center for the Arts met recently to plan for the day-long Calusa Garden Club Gardening Expo and Flower Arranging Classes to be held on March 2, 2019 at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive. […]


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