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New Year, New Corridor


The holidays have come and gone in the blink of an eye and with the new year comes new development. The East Naples Merchants Association (ENMA) recently gathered for its first business network meeting of 2018, hosted by Fuller Funeral Home. True to tradition, Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala along with Chief Hearing Examiner Mark Strain presented what to expect […]

NCH Marco Healthcare Auxiliary Fashion Show

On February 15, 2018, the NCH Marco Healthcare Auxiliary will be hosting its annual Fashion Show/ Luncheon and silent auction at the beautiful Hideaway Beach Club on Marco Island. Join in and help support the NCH Marco Healthcare Auxiliary’s efforts to raise funds that will directly benefit the Marco Island Healthcare Center and the delivery of quality healthcare available to […]

Join the Conservancy for a Nature Walk


For locals and their guests looking to enjoy the great outdoors during Florida’s seasonal months, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers free guided nature walks through April 2018. Briggs Boardwalk at Rookery Bay and Clam Pass, both in Naples, are picturesque settings for guided walking tours, each offering a truly unique experience. Throughout each tour, trained naturalists narrate and educate […]

From the Son of a Nazi to Judaism – Change Is Possible!


The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island announces the opening of the 24th year of the Saul I. Stern Cultural Series, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM, with the story of an amazing journey. The speaker, Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, will discuss his transformation from the son of a Nazi office, honored by Hitler, to his conversion to Judaism. Dr. Wollschlaeger […]

Slow Start Costs Young Rays


First year Marco Island Academy coach Travis Barry has a strong conviction for his young Rays team that lost 82-59 to Seacrest Country Day last week on Rays’ home court. He believes better things lie ahead for this team that has just one senior. He also believes that the things he wants most for this team they have already achieved. […]

ACS Imagination Ball Honors Ray and Louise Jean


On February 10, 2018, the JW Marriott Marco Island will shine with the message of hope as the American Cancer Society will “Reach For the Stars to Find a Cure,” the 2018 ACS Imagination Ball, presented by Corrie Grado and chaired by Debra Shanahan. Featuring fine food, music by the Stacey Allison Band and both live and silent auctions, this […]

USCGAux Flotilla 95 Celebrates 50th Anniversary


United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux), Flotilla 95, Marco Island, in a recent ceremony attended by members and distinguished guests, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Flotilla. The event took place at the Marco Island Yacht Club and included the official swearing in of John Montville as the new Flotilla 95 commander. Among the guests were: the […]

MIA Girls Soccer Team Soars in Standings

Opens Season’s Second Half with 7 and 1 Record

With a tremendous show of grit, hustle and finesse, the Lady Rays have established themselves as one of the best teams in their division. With a record of 10-4-1, they are now listed at number three, behind only Canterbury 15-0-0, and Evangelical Christian (ECS) 14-1-0. They have given these well coached clubs all they could handle in close losses. No […]

MICMS Host Wyland Traveling Exhibit


Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS) is currently displaying a Teacher’s Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the fascinating paintings of Robert Wyland, the “marine Michelangelo,” who is an artist talented in showcasing the undersea world. Mrs. Margo Heidenreich, the school’s Director of Activities, organized the exhibit and said that it has been a “crosscultural study supportive of our World Languages, Art, […]

An Educated Boater is a Safer Boater!


In the past 50 years of conducting patrols on the waters of Marco Island and the 10,000 Islands, the volunteer members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux), Flotilla 95 Marco Island, have seen it all: excessive speed in “no-wake” zones; boaters not observing the collision regulations or right of way; straying outside marked channels; vessels run aground or […]


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