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Algae Blooms Hit Southwest Florida


Residents along the South Florida coasts are once again experiencing sludgy, slime-laden waters as a result of nefarious blue-green algae blooms. In Southwest Florida, sightings of the blue-green algae have been reported in Cape Coral, Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. Earlier this month, in an effort to combat the toxic algae, Governor Rick Scott placed an […]

Another Brief Moment in HERstory


Earlier this year, I met a dynamic duo of spitfires who served our country as WASPs during WWII. Their lecture at the South Regional Library inspired all of us in attendance as we learned about the challenges they faced and how their passion for flying and belief in themselves allowed them to persist … and prevail. I recently had the […]

Electrocution/Fire at Marco Hilton


The Marco Island Police Department and Fire Rescue Department responded to an electrocution and common structure fire at the Hilton Marco Island Resort & Spa on Thursday, July 26. A subcontractor for Hendrick Brothers Construction Company was doing electrical work at the hotel when the incident occurred. The Hilton has provided the following statement:  A subcontractor on the renovation team at the […]

Get Involved…Campaign…Vote…Volunteer Want to Serve on City Council? Qualifying Process Has Begun


At the next general election on November 6, 2018, three of the seven Marco Island City Council seats will be up for election. As of today, City Council hopefuls include: Victor Rios, Erik Brechnitz, Sam Young, Jerry Swiacki, and Jim Richards (in order of filing). Amadeo Petricca withdrew his candidacy on July 17. The qualifying period for the candidates is […]

Planning Board Faces Future Challenges


The State of Florida mandates that each governmental entity must have a Planning Board or Advisory Committee to deal with the issues surrounding growth within its community. It is the only advisory committee with that distinction. That mandate is a recognition by the state of Florida of the importance that a sound process of planning for growth and the impact […]

City Council Honors, Recognizes and Deliberates


Marco Island City Council recognized several key personnel at its Monday evening meeting and accepted a donation check from the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce for the annual July 4th fireworks celebration. Executive Director of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, Dianna Dohm, presented the council with a check for $20,000 to help defer the $52,000 pyrotechnic display which is […]

Cooking Class with Friends


Summertime in Marco Island allows its residents to explore hobbies and cultivate new experiences without the large crowds from season. The Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) recently held its Vini and Friends Cooking Class hosted by CJ’s on the Bay’s General Manager, Chef Laura Owen. “I decided to do a real summer menu because most of this stuff you can […]

By Land or by Sea | Marco Island Officers Train For Emergencies on the Water


Some of the more than 120 miles of roadways around Marco Island abut our wonderful waterways and pristine beaches, which may on occasion present a challenge to first responders. Whether it be fishing, swimming, boating or just sitting in a tube or laying on a raft, the water is a great attraction for all to enjoy. This great asset also […]

Wesley United Methodist Church Welcomes New Pastor


On any given Sunday, the Wesley United Methodist Church offers a contemporary service at 9 AM and a traditional service at 10:30 AM with Sunday school classes offered at the coinciding times; however, on Sunday, July 8th, they held a special 10 AM combined service followed by a welcome reception to officially greet Reverend Bill Fisackerly and his family to […]

Camp Able, Transforming Lives


Imagine a place where authenticity is encouraged, and individuality is celebrated—a place that is devoid of judgment and discrimination. On Marco Island that place exists in the form of Camp Able, a weeklong summer camp designed specifically for people living with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities, such as Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. The annual camp, now in its […]


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