Wings of Freedom Tour Comes to the Naples Airport

In honor of our WWII Veterans, the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour brings extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft for local living history display as part of 110-city nationwide tour. WHAT:  Participating in the Collings Foundation’s WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR, B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” bombers and P-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” fighter, will fly into […]

Billy Joel Tribute Band Comes to Marco

Popular Billy Joel tribute band, Turnstiles, will perform the songs of the “Piano Man” at Veterans Community Park on January 12th. The event is free and open to the public. Named after Billy Joel’s fourth studio album, Turnstiles is comprised of seven musicians, passionately and energetically paying tribute to Billy Joel. Since playing their debut show on April 9, 2011 […]

‘The President Is Missing’ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton


“If there is nothing else to learn from history, it’s that from humans to animals, from the most primitive to the most civilized, most individuals want to be led. Take out the leader, and the rest of the pack panics.” As I’ve mentioned before in this column, mystery/thriller novels are not my first pick of reading material. But since I […]

Dillman’s to Offer Free Art Demonstrations

Marco Island Center for the Arts and Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation from Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin, are pleased to present a day of free art demonstrations and a reception for artists and their friends on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 12 to 4 PM. Highlights of the day include 45-minute demonstrations by five well-known artists in their chosen medium including […]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Fun For the Whole Family!


As 2018 draws to a close, we’re greeted with the last Marvel film for the year. And it’s certainly a unique one with a mouthful of a title. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is different from the numerous Marvel movies filling theaters. This one is told not through live-action, but animation—making it the first animated Marvel movie to be released in […]

GO Touring Festival Visits Marco

In its fifth season, Gulfshore Opera will employ an assortment of rising stars and veteran professional opera singers to perform throughout high season. The company will tour the region with a variety of concerts appealing to many tastes and easy on the budget. Signature events include the “Opera Meets Broadway Gala,” on March 2, 2019, starring Broadway leading baritone Norm […]

Marco Artist Marian Miller Remembered

One year after artist Marian Miller’s death, Marco Island Center for the Arts Clay Guild has included a small retrospective of her work ranging from woven baskets, knitting, pastels, and clay bowls and vases in the Center’s December exhibition “Art of Clay: Faces, Figures and Fantasies,” on exhibit until December 20, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Marian had a […]

MIFA Appreciation Luncheon

The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) held an appreciation luncheon at the home of MIFA President Karen Swanker to recognize Priscilla MacDonald and Sandi Johnson. Priscilla organizes the Left Bank Art Fest outdoor shows that are sponsored by MIFA. She has been working to set up the events for over 10 years. All that planning — which involves […]

The Voyage of the Silver Spray: Discovering the Key Marco Cat

The Marco Island Historical Society invites you to step back in time on a voyage of discovery, which amazed and gratified scholars and laymen for generations. “The Voyage of the Silver Spray! 1895-96: Digging up the past and discovering the future!” is a two-act play, adapted for the stage by Betsy Perdichizzi. It tells the story of the discovery of […]

A Broadway Comedy Smash!

The Marco Players honor the memory of playwright Neil Simon, master of Broadway comedy, with the production of “Come Blow Your Horn” (1963). The tensions of Simon’s family life found their way into his early comedies and “Come Blow Your Horn” found the humor in those memories. Set in the early ‘60s in New York City, a set of aging […]

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