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Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

Jory Westberry writes about visiting a small rural town, Pinedale, Wyoming, in her column Ruminations From the Rock and Beyond.

Dolphins Suffering Effects of ‘Dead Zone’ 


Even months after the end of the persistent red tide which affected much of Florida’s Gulf coast, its effects are still profoundly felt. Within the last several months, 177 dolphins have been reported dead between Collier and Pinellas counties. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has currently been monitoring two distinct “Unusual Mortality Events” – one originating from off […]

JW Marriott to Host Competition for Amateur Filmmakers


Taking place August 22-25 on the JW Marriott Marco Island’s 30 acre campus, the CRN 48-Hour Film Challenge is the first two-day film competition to be set in Collier County – offering a significant platform for local artists and up-and-coming filmmakers to show off their skills. “Our Film Challenge series is an unprecedented opportunity to engage with meeting planners while […]

Plans Needed to Keep Nature at its Best at Tigertail


Tigertail Beach Lagoon requires a plan for the future to address dredging issues.

Long Day For City Council


Marco Island City Council met twice on Monday, July 15 regarding important city issues. They first assembled in council chambers 9 AM to continue their review of the operating portion of the proposed 2019-20 municipal budget. Council has held other budget reviews this spring which have included all aspects of revenue and spending proposals. This would be the last meeting […]

Seawall Discussions Continue


Discussions are on-going on the issues surrounding seawall construction in Marco Island.

Advisory Committees Help Make Us a Better Community


Advisory committees serve to provide the community with a wide-ranging source of information and feedback to both the city staff and to the Marco Island City Council. The membership of those committees is made of seven members to each committee from a wide cross-section of the island and appointed by each individual council person. Those committees report directly to the […]

Dune Vegetation Removed Illegally at Madeira’s Beachfront


Dune vegetation was removed illegally at Madeira’s beachfront.

Felony Arrest & Charges

Acting Chief of Police, David Baer released the following statement: Cameron Foss, an 18 year old male from Everglades City, was arrested after Marco Island PD Officers observed a suspicious vehicle in Mackle Park at 1106pm on July 17. Foss has been charged with multiple felony drug offenses after being found in possession of $3,400, body armor, a loaded Glock […]

JW Marriott’s Ario Named Top 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2019


Samples of Wine/Food Pairings for the Wine Enthusiast Award Dinner 2015 Domaine Carneros (CA) – The same flavor profile as Champagne from the Champagne region of France – both are made the same way. Kumamoto Oysters from California | blood orange mignonette, thai chili oil.  Perfect marriage between oysters and bubbles!  Summer in a Bottle Rose (NY) – The wine […]


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