Feature Stories

Arts and Crafts Fair at St. Mark’s

This time of year one can find normally empty fields and parking lots suddenly filled with pointy white tents. Those tents bring all sorts of colorful art, clothing, paintings, photographs, jewelry, novelties and wares of all shapes and sizes as well as a variety of tasty treats to satisfy any palate. These shopping opportunities are very popular with visitors as […]

200 Florida Publix Stores to Carry Taste of Immokalee Products

Taste of Immokalee, a social business created and operated by high school students, is proud to announce that its line of salsa and sauces has been selected for inclusion in the Publix Florida Local Program. Initially available in select Collier County stores, Taste of Immokalee expanded to include Lee County in 2018. By the end of May 2019, Taste of […]

‘Southwest Florida’s Mangrove Coast’ to Air on Florida PBS Stations  

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the debut of a full-length documentary film. Titled “Southwest Florida’s Mangrove Coast,” the documentary is slated to air on many of Florida’s PBS stations throughout the month of April, including WEXL (West Palm Beach) on April 9, WPBT (Miami) April 10, and WGCU […]

Friends for Life

Marco Resident Enjoys 80-Year Friendship

Author Mershon Niesner writes about lifelong friends, Livia Ozols and Irene Stankevics, who have been friends for 80 years.

Elegant Variations on a Theme

Woman's Club stages popular annual home tour

The Marco Island Woman’s Club hosted a tour of homes on the island.

Marco Enjoys Another Successful Seafood Fest

The Marco Island Seafood Festival, which is a three day community event, raises funds for three service groups that support the community.

Back and Better Than Ever

Marco Island’s Fire Station 51 Reopens

Marco Island Fire Station 51 reopened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

2019 Business & Community Expo

Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce held its 19th annual Business & Community Expo on March 26 at Mackle Park Community Center. Attendees enjoyed networking while receiving information (and giveaways!) from more than 30 local businesses, not-for-profits, clubs and organizations.

Troop 234 “Leave No Trace” Day 

Members of Marco Island Boy Scout Troop 234 spent a Saturday morning picking up trash at Seminole State Park for a “Leave No Trace” day. One of the scouting principles is that they leave an area undisturbed or in better condition than they found it.  

Meals of Hope Gets Generous Donation from Seafood Festival

A balmy early evening proved to be perfect for March’s Happy Hour for Hope. The monthly event is a fundraiser for the Marco Island Meals of Hope, an organization dedicated to feeding the hungry in Collier County. Held on the Great Lawn of the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa, the event was highlighted by the donation of $805 […]

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