Feature Stories

Owl Burrow Filled In AGAIN!

Marco Island’s owls are at risk as people continue to pollute and destroy their protected burrows.

Surviving the Odds: Locals, friends, family, and businesses band together for Steven Peterson


Locals, friends, family, and businesses band together for Steven Peterson who was injured in a jet ski accident.

Once a Marine, Always a Marine: Happy 244th Birthday!


Celebrating the Marines 244th Anniversary here on Marco.

Marie’s Quilts are Made of Love & Peace – for the Children


Nothing like a woman on a mission. Marie Senechal is driven to sew as many quilted blankets as she can for the children. And she has no plans of slowing down at 90+ years. When she can’t sleep, the best cure is for her to finish what’s on her sewing table. Marie has been sewing since she was a child […]

A Bountiful Harvest


The story of how Ernest Hamilton discovered how to harvest stone crabs.

A Soldier Remembers the Battle of Ia Drang Valley


Marco Island’s Jim Lane, a Vietnam War veteran, remembers the Battle of la Drang this Veterans Day.

A Relatively Easy Evening for City Council


Marco Island City Council voted to keep Erik Brechnitz as council Chairman.

Satellite Transmitters Help Track Kemp’s Ridley


Satellite transmitters are being used to help track the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles.

Without A Net

Marco Island Senior Softball Divided on Pitcher Safety Screen

Marco Island Senior Softball pitchers are in a league of their own as the only Collier County seniors playing without protective screens. Whether champions playing on the national level or self-described wet-behind-the-hearing-aids 65-year-old rookies, senior softball pitchers, ages often ranging 55 to 90, are getting used to using protective gear, including masks, shin guards and pitcher’s screens. But not on […]

SKIM JAM


The 7th Annual 13th Avenue South Skim Jam presented by the Old Naples Surf Shop, is a benefit for Audubon Western Everglades.


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