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Conservancy of Southwest Florida Pleased With Selection of Charlette Roman




The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is extremely pleased Governor Ron DeSantis’ selection of Charlette Roman for a seat on the South Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Our staff has had the privilege of working with Roman during her service as a Marco Island Planning Board member, an At-Large Environmental Commissioner on the Collier County Planning Commission, and most recently as […]

A Celebration of the Arts


Visual arts and the work of the Marco Island Center for the Arts were feted enthusiastically at the nonprofit’s annual gala. Dubbed, “Celebrate Art by the Sea,” the affair attracted a large crowd of aficionados and supporters, all dressed to the “nines,” to the Island Country Club banquet room. There, they enjoyed dinner, dancing, cocktails and auctions, both silent and […]

Council Considers Issues Other Than ALF


Besides the controversial item concerning reconsideration of a zoning change to allow a modified Continuing Care Residential Facility on property presently owned by Naples Community Hospital, the Marco Island City Council took on a myriad of other business during its February 4 meeting in chambers. Fire/Rescue Personnel Honored Chief Mike Murphy and Deputy Chief David Batiato introduced personnel from the […]

Collier County Hosts Fertilizer Discussions


Collier County Commissioners met in a rare joint meeting that included elected representatives from both Naples and Marco Island. All three elected boards came together to discuss the issues regarding fertilizer and how best to move forward in a collaborative effort, if possible, on this issue. Last year’s explosion of blue-green algae and the overabundance of red tide has spurned […]

The Star of the Everglades Its Journey From the 1920s to Today

Reprint from January 24, 2014

Mention the vessel Star of the Everglades to local, long-time residents, and it brings a big smile to their faces. Soon, they are flooded with memories of this fabulous boat which was aptly named the Star. Not only was the Star a luxury cruise boat for its day, but it also opened up the Ten Thousand Islands to world-class fishing. Digging into the vessel’s history, […]

Dreams Do Come True!


The Gala…the Marco Island Historical Society Celebrates 25 Years of Preserving the History and Heritage of Our Community One hundred eighty guests gave thanks for the tireless efforts and achievements of the Marco Island Historical Society as they celebrated at the Gala, appropriately themed, Dreams Do Come True. A beautiful, ice sculpture of the Key Marco Cat greeted attendees as […]

7th Time’s a Charm for Souper Bowl


Leadership Marco and the MI Chamber of Commerce fed the masses with the 7th Annual Souper Bowl event this weekend at Mackle Park. This “super filling event” showcases soup creations from nine local restaurants: CJ’s on the Bay, Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa, Island Country Club, Quinn’s on the Beach (JW Marriott), Mango’s Dockside Bistro, Petit Soleil, Philly […]

Captain Leo Rodriguez, Firefighter of the Year


Firefighter of the Year was announced at the Annual General Meeting for the Marco Island Fire Foundation luncheon. Captain Leo Rodriguez was given the distinction of Firefighter of the Year. Captain Tom Bogan made the announcement. He said the honoree spent eight years in the army in elite forces prior to coming to the department in 2006. In addition to […]

Love Was On the Menu


Romance was in the air at Mackle Park, along with the fragrant scent of roasting hotdogs and other outdoorsy delights, for the City of Marco Island’s annual Valentine’s Day Picnic. The free, lunchtime gathering drew a host of hungry couples and families to the park, where part of the basketball court was turned into picnic area. Serving up the eats […]

Police Foundation Names MIPD Officer of the Year


Jeffrey Stafford, seen here with wife Alex, was this week named Officer of the Year by the Marco Island Police Foundation for his dedicated work for the Marco Island Police Department. Stafford made two notable contributions this past year, one for helping to save a potential suicide jumper on the Jolley Bridge, and also for a prompt arrest in the […]


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