Feature Stories

March for Our Lives Event Draws Thousands to Naples


Over 3,000 local students, teachers, parents and grandparents took to the streets of downtown Naples as part of the March for Our Lives protest, a national movement advocating for stricter gun control laws. People around the country—and the world—took part in similar marches to express their solidarity with the young activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Last month, a […]

10th Annual Food and Music Festival


Ten years ago, Rotarian Stan Niemczyk asked his club if they would support a festival type fundraiser. They listened and agreed, and soon the Noontime Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club joined in with his Sunrise Rotary Club. Over the years, the festival has grown in popularity and is now relied on for great music, food, shopping and fun. “Last […]

Ten Years of Running Marco’s Hills!


There was something for everyone for the 10th annual running of the Marco Island Half Marathon. For the shorter 5K (3.1 miles), the course was walker and family friendly and had plenty of challenge for the speedsters. For the longer distance of 13.1 miles, the legendary hills of Marco tested the quads, glutes and hamstrings of the runners but they […]

The Niblock Saga Continues


Since the beginning of February, Marco Islanders have had to endure the embarrassing revelations surrounding the continuation of what some have referred to as “Niblockgate.” It began when it was first revealed that Dr. Lee Niblock, the community’s new city manager, hired in November 2017, had been accused by a Marco Island woman of inappropriate behavior and she was lodging […]


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