Feature Stories


Speculation regarding the choice to replace former Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino ended on Wednesday morning when Interim City Manager David Harden announced the appointment of Deputy Police Chief Tracy Frazzano of the Montclair Township, NJ Police Department. Frazzano was one of five finalists for the position, out of the 81 applicants who originally applied for the job. Those […]

Marco Island City Council Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensaries 

Until the evening of June 17, the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries at the city council meetings had been a matter of data, statistics, and white papers. It was about position papers supporting or opposing the availability of cannabis for ailments that conventional medical treatments have failed to provide relief for.  The relief being sought could be for chronic pain, […]

***UPDATED*** | City Strategic Planning Efforts Continue

Marco Island City Council is focused on strategic planning for the future.

Marco Island Youth Enjoy Sailing Program

Marco Island youth enjoyed the return of the sailing club.

Girls, Guys and Graduates Make the Grade in Collier County

Jory Westberry tells readers about the graduations throughout Collier County Public Schools.


Global Traveler

Author Dave Pattison describes his trip to medieval villages in the South of France in his column Global Traveler.

Exciting News for Florida Parks


Brittani Tuttle gives readers the inside scoop on the area’s amusement parks in her column Theme Park Wrap-up.

MIYC Founding Member Price Hurt Turns 95

Price Hurt, one of the initial two hundred founders of the Marco Island Yacht Club, recently celebrated his 95th birthday on May 21st. Born in 1924, Hurt’s life has been colorful and varied. He served as captain for one of the LCT’s landing on the beaches during the D-Day Invasion, and then went on to have a successful 40-year career […]

Sea Turtle Update

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Approved by Council

The Marco Island City Council meeting of June 3rd would start on a somber note as Council Chairman Erik Brechnitz announced to his fellow councilors, the Interim City Manager David Harden suffered a devastating loss over the weekend, his oldest son passed away unexpectedly. City Council took its first steps on Monday evening to permit dispensaries for the sale of […]

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