10,000 Islands Fishing Forecast for January


January is a popular time of the year in the 10,000 Islands and pretty much everywhere else in Florida because winter fishery is in full swing and there is an incredible variety of fish available for the picking. The weather is mostly comfortable and mild which makes it the perfect time to get out and go fishing. Although January can […]

Goal Setting

Coach Wayne’s Corner

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, which unfortunately, we too often never follow through with because we tend to over challenge ourselves with one big expectation of success. Because of this fact, I prefer goal setting. Proper and successful goal setting requires a combination of short term, mid term and long term goals. We need the expectations of these […]

Season Starts for Bocce League

The Marco Island Bocce League is accepting applications for the second season starting on Monday, January 14, 2019. The purpose of the League is to provide a coordinated bocce activity for the residents and winter vacationers to Marco Island. The teams may be made up of both genders. No experience is required, therefore, the skill level will vary. An application […]

MIA Rays Soccer

The Marco Island Academy Rays girls varsity soccer team continued their undefeated streak, delivering an 7-0 loss to the Community School Seahawks. The girls varsity team currently posts a record of 7-0-1 and is a legitimate contender within their district. They followed up this win with an 8-0 win over Mason Classical Academy the following week. The Marco Island Academy […]

The Gift of Giving

Coach Wayne’s Corner

With the holiday season upon us, we find ourselves busy with street parades, boat parades, tree lighting ceremonies, holiday parties, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc., and it seems that as we get all wrapped up in our participation in these events, we sometimes tend to forget the simple true meaning of the whole occasion… giving. It is my belief that […]

Exploring the 10,000 Islands by Boat


The 10,000 Islands span a vast majority of land and water, and without proper guidance, it is easy to become lost. The 10,000 Islands area is rich with mangrove islands and a variety of sea life and plant life to discover. When you charter a boat to discover the wonders this area has to offer, you will be granted the […]

Dashing Through Hideaway With the Kiwanis 5K

It’s hard to believe that December 1, 2018 marks the sixth year for the Marco Island Kiwanis 5K. The Kiwanis 5K is a family-friendly race that starts at the beautiful Tigertail Beach entrance and meanders through sections of Hideaway Beach, giving racers a view of the preserve, golf course, and prime Marco real estate. Proceeds from the 5K will fund […]

Back-to-Back Wins for Manta Rays

The Marco Island Academy (MIA) boys and girls’ soccer teams scored back-to-back wins against Southwest Florida Christian Academy at Winterberry Park. MIA girls defeated Southwest Florida Christian Academy with a score of 8-0. Hailey Cartwright (2021) had four goals and one assist. Morgan Malie (2021) had one goal, one assist and play goalie for half the game. Savannah Heimerl (2020) […]

Rays Suffer Defeat at the Hands of the King’s

The Marco Island Academy Rays girls and boys basketball teams faced the tough competitors of Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) on December 4. The Lady Rays were defeated with a final score of 10-49. Mary Vale was the top scorer for the Rays with five points. The competition continued to be fierce in the boys’ game. Both Johnny Watt and […]

Fishing Forecast for December


It is officially December, and with this fall/winter month, we will begin to see much milder weather patterns in the 10,000 Islands area. Alongside these milder weather patterns, we will also experience much lower humidity, minimal rain, lighter winds, and some pretty active species of fish. With winter on its way in, a lot of the more local fish are […]

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