Feature Stories

Recent Sea Turtle Strandings Caused by Red Tide


On October 18, 2019, Audubon Florida issued a press release stating that their staff and volunteers have documented a red tidal algal bloom in the immediate proximity of Marco Island, Naples and Ft. Myers. Six dead sea turtles were found in one 24-hour period alone, and Collier County has documented 20 dead sea turtles on the beaches since October 4th. […]

Chloe Agnew Performs at Center for the Arts


Marco Island Center for the Arts is pleased to present Chloe Agnew a singer, songwriter and actress from Dublin, Ireland. From the age of 14 she became one of the original and youngest members of the internationally acclaimed music group Celtic Woman. Her singing debut was on Irish National Television at the age of 6. In 1999, her first appearance […]

Cross Country Invitational Comes a Long Way

Hundreds of runners descended on Marco Island thanks to the Marco Island Academy’s Cross Country Invitational held at Mackle Park last weekend. The annual race is organized under head coach Bruce Kretschmer. Bruce envisioned bringing the race to new levels and with the support of MIA, coaches, parents, athletes, and the Parks and Recreation Department, he has accomplished just that. […]

Volunteers Are the Heart of Our Christmas Season


The Christmas Island Style organization has a number of fundraising events planned for Marco Island.

Warm Welcome for McNees and Frazzano


On Friday, October 4th, the Republican Club of South Collier County held a Welcome Celebration for Marco’s new City Manager, Mike McNees and new Chief of Police, Tracy Frazzano. The private event was hosted by Isles of Capri residents, Don and Kim Mitchell at their elegant Old Florida style home overlooking Keewaydin Island. Senator and Majority Leader, Kathleen Passidomo introduced […]

SFWMD Requests More Information From Hideaway Beach


The South Florida Water Management District has requested additional information from Hideaway Beach.

Scott Schilke: Photographing Races and Rockets


Marco’s Scott Schilke still remembers how he felt the Christmas Day when he received his first camera as a gift from his parents. Little did he know he’d get that same feeling some four decades later as a credentialed media photographer at NASA launchpads and in victory lane at the Indianapolis 500. “My parents gave me a camera when I […]

City Council Addresses Complex Agenda Items


At the October 7 Marco Island City Council meeting, the agenda included the debated subject of sidewalks, and who should be responsible for them. The issue had been somewhat exacerbated by some residents, who, after being cited over the last two years took it upon themselves to review sidewalks throughout the island to see if they were being singled out […]

Naples’ Favorite Holiday Spectacle is Back!


What better way to celebrate winter in the tropics than with an annual lighted extravaganza awash in color? Stroll through the Garden, and marvel at the beauty of our collections illuminated in thousands of lights. Soak up the spirit of the season with family, friends, and loved ones as you sample specialty menu items from the Garden’s own Fogg Café […]

Pepper Ranch Preserve Sunflower Weekend


Don’t miss Sunflower Weekend at Pepper Ranch Preserve, October 11-13, 2019.


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