Feature Stories

Hurricane Dorian Update


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Nightingale Society Celebrates Nine Year Anniversary


The Nightingale Tribute Nurses Society Honor Guard, Inc. of Naples recently celebrated their nine year anniversary with a dinner at the Double Tree Hotel. President Nancy Dion presided over the activities. Attendees included the group’s Board of Trustees, Naples Mayor Bill Barnett, members of Collier and Lee counties’ medical community, local hospice representatives, community service representatives and guests. The Nightingale […]

IMAG History & Science Center Opens New Exhibit


IMAG History & Science Center announces the grand opening of its Science on a Sphere on Saturday, August 31, 2019 along with other new and exciting attractions including its Google Earth Wall, Hurricane Simulator and Exhibit, and a Hall of Weather with various exhibits including the IMAG Weather Forecasting TV Studio, Touch-a-Cloud Experience, and more. What better way to discover […]

Audubon Studies of the Roseate Spoonbill Are Critical to Tracking Its Rebound


The decline and resurgence of Roseate Spoonbills parallels the conservation movement in Florida. Audubon Florida’s efforts to monitor spoonbills show how these birds are responding to changing environmental conditions. Since starting a banding study in 2003, Audubon researchers have banded about 3,000 Roseate Spoonbill chicks and have received more than 1,600 re-sighting reports, including one on July 24 in Sarasota. Spoonbills nearly vanished […]

Movie Magic in Eight Minutes

Filmmakers Descend on JW Marriott for 48-hour Challenge

With all the whoops, hugs and thank you speeches, it was like a mini Oscar awards ceremony Sunday afternoon over at the JW Marriott Marco Island resort. The occasion was the culmination of a frenetic 48 hours for four amateur film teams whose members had to write, cast, film and edit movies of about eight minutes long for the Marriott’s […]

Sea Turtle Report


CJ’s on the Bay Annual Beach Clean-up


CJ’s on the Bay held their annual beach clean-up on Marco Island.

Young Talent on Display at YMCA Theater Camp


The Day the Aliens Attacked Fairfield, a comedy, was performed by the young talent in theater camp at the YMCA of South Collier.

Rotary Awards Unsung Hero to Eileen Hegarty


The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise presented its Unsung Hero Award for Second Quarter, 2019 to Eileen Hegarty. Eileen is recognized for her service to the Marco Island community and placing “service above self “consistent with Rotary’s aspirations. Eileen is compassionate, patient, loyal, committed, positive, humble and consistent. These are words that describe Eileen and one who depicts the […]

A Happy Hour for a Good Cause


Marco Island Meals of Hope announced the next “Happy Hour for Hope” will be Monday, August 26, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM at Stonewalls, 551 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. “Stonewalls’ motto, ‘Fine Food Fast’ is a perfect fit for the event,” said Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris. Morris went on, “Tim and Kim Burke are graciously hosting this […]


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