Feature Stories

Maria Lamb Marathon Runner

Proving that it’s never too late to try something new, Maria Lamb started running at the age of 60. She made the decision to run, bought a $10 pair of shoes from Walmart, and started running. Over time, she retired her $10 sneakers and became dedicated to distance running. Now age 70, Maria has participated in 10 marathons and on […]

A Foodie Fest at Marco’s Farmers Market

The open-air freshness, locally grown produce, yummy baked goods, handmade items, and an assortment of mouthwatering delicacies provide a unique small town social setting for Marco Island’s Farmers Market, which recently reopened for season. Its opening day was much anticipated by both residents and visitors. It is the ideal place to pick up your favorite seasonal floral bouquet, a basket […]

A Winter Gathering of Shorebirds 

‘Tis the start of the season for the annual winter gathering of our feathered friends — terns, skimmers and gulls — on Marco Island’s beaches. Large flocks of shorebirds have claimed their favorite spots on Marco beaches, from Sand Dollar Island to South Beach. The scene often resembles a picturesque “National Geographic morning,” accompanied by chirping, feeding, circling and landing, […]

Marco Island City Council Meeting: Ceremonies and Surprises

For most who attended the Marco Island City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 13, they were prepared to watch family members and friends take the oath of office for the next four years to serve as councilors. They won that right by outpolling their competition in a hard-fought battle to carry out their agendas and keep promises made to voters […]

Marines are 243 Years Old – Semper Fidelis!

“First we fight for right and freedom; And to keep our honor clean;  We are proud to claim the title of UNITED STATES MARINE.” November 10th  is a special day for Marines around the world as they celebrated its 243rd birthday. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight […]

Honoring Our Women Veterans

On the 100th Anniversary of World War I, Marco Island issued a Proclamation “honoring our Women Veterans on the 100th anniversary of World War I and on behalf of a grateful community we thank them for their selfless service and sacrifice. Whereas, women have been service in the U.S. Armed Forces since the establishment of the Army and Navy Nurse […]

Council Meets to Strategize With Lobbyist

When the City of Marco Island’s Tallahassee lobbyist, Ronald Book, met with city councilors on Monday evening, he gave them a blunt assessment of why the major capital project they sought support for in 2018 from the Florida Legislature was less than successful. That request involved seeking $8.5 million dollars for the construction of a gymnasium and academic room complex […]

Election Results

Marco Island City Council election results saw Erik Brechnitz, Sam Young and Victor Rios receiving the top votes to win the three open council seats. Out of the 23,592 total votes reported, Erik Brechnitz received nearly a quarter of all of the votes (24.86% of the vote, 5,864 votes). The second highest votes received were by Sam Young, who received […]

Marco Jewish Community ‘Pioneers’ Honored | Elena Rosner and Lenore Greenstein Played Different and Vital Roles

New to Marco Island in the early 1980s, Elena Rosner saw a need for a homegrown Jewish center. So, with a personal mindset of “there’s nothing you can’t do if you set your mind to it,” Rosner began to negotiate for just such a center with executives of the island’s original developers, the Deltona Corporation. As it happened, Deltona had […]

Eddie Camposano: A Man With Staying Power

Eddie Camposano grew up in Massachusetts with a dad who served for 38 years with the Watertown, Massachusetts Fire Department, retiring in 1971 as the Assistant to the Chief of the Department, something Eddie and his entire family were very proud of. Camposano followed his love of baseball to Florida State University after being recruited there by no less than […]

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