Feature Stories

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 […]

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 […]

Ladder Hits Live Wire, Two Men Flown to Trauma Center

On Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:12 AM the Marco Island Police Department was dispatched to a residence on Rose Court in reference to a medical emergency. While in route, dispatch advised that there was a male who was not alert and not breathing. According to a statement from Marco Island Police Captain Dave Baer: I arrived on scene, grabbed […]

Members Only Show Highlights Artistic Talent, Passion & Masterful Technique

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to view the mixed media “Members Only Show” from February 4 – 22, 2019 from 9 AM to 4 PM. This exhibition was judged by Laura Burns, Executive Director of the United Arts Council of Collier County. With her fine art background and experience working in the arts, three winners and […]

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