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Honig’s Attack on MIPD Misfires


The Marco Island City Council meeting on March 5th saw councilors and parents alike praising Police Chief Al Schettino and his staff’s high priority response to adding additional protection to local schools on the island after the deadly shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida on February 14. Council would also go on to issue a proclamation in recognition of the heroic […]

Are Longtime City Employees at Risk?


Over the last two weeks, the island and its residents have been abuzz with the news that the new City Manager, Dr. Lee Niblock, is under investigation by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office regarding a claim of battery made by a female resident. Since then, public records requests made by multiple individuals have discovered some disturbing supplemental information concerning plans […]

Bigger, Safer, Better


Improved safety and increased capacity on multiple fronts will be the end result of the Marco Island Executive Airport’s $9.3 million renovation project. The work will include building a new, much larger terminal located further away from the runway than the existing facility, and additional parking for aircraft and motor vehicles. “It’s a project initiated to enhance safety, primarily, at […]

Bald Eagle Paleo Found Dead


On Sunday evening a bald eagle was found dead near the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. The eagle is believed to be longtime preserve inhabitant, Paleo. Paleo leaves behind his partner Calusa and their two eaglets. According to Carl Way, chairman of the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary, Paleo appears to have died due to an […]

Kiwanis Brings RIF Program to Local Children


Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is a program initially funded by federal government and Ford Foundation grants in 1966. The program tries to address the reality that some children may not have “bedroom” libraries in their homes like children from other homes do, and they also do not get to engage in “literacy events,” i.e., discussing shared books or other written […]

Once Upon a Time


The Gala, held by the Marco Island Center for the Arts at the beautiful Island Country Club, was an enchanted evening to remember. From the moment the guests arrived they were made to feel welcome. The Art Center’s gracious Executive Director, Hyla Crane, along with gala chairs, John and Emily James and Mike and Rosemary Wick, personally greeted guests, starting […]

Aviation North Brings Chartered Flights to SWFL


Airplane pilot Dale Brooks has spent over 8,700 hours in the sky. The Michigan native first began flying back in 1989. Over the years he’s worked for FedEx, piloting both single and multi-engine aircrafts. Today Dale is the Pilot in Command for Aviation North, an air charter business that serves Marco Island and Naples approximately nine months out of the […]

NCH Auxiliary Fashion Show

STARS, STRIPES & STYLES

The Hideaway Beach Club was the place to be for Stars, Stripes & Styles, a fashion show and luncheon recently presented by the NCH Marco Island Auxiliary. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch created by the Hideaway culinary team, the latest fashions by Beach Daisy and OMG That’s Chic, and a presentation of the Blue Zones Project of Southwest Florida. All […]

Kiwanis Car Show


o matter what your interest in vehicles, whether it be the classics, hot rods, vintage, muscle or specialty vehicles, the Kiwanis Car Show had something for every car enthusiast. One of the biggest in the area, the popular car show featured 170 of the finest vehicles on display anywhere. Long-time organizer of the event, Kiwanian John DeRosa said, “This was […]

Bald Eagle ‘Paleo’ Appears to Have Been Electrocuted

By Samantha Husted On Sunday evening a bald eagle was found dead near the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. The eagle is believed to be longtime preserve inhabitant, Paleo. Paleo leaves behind his partner Calusa and their two eaglets. According to Carl Way, chairman of the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary, Paleo appears to have died […]


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