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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 […]

Helping at the Height of Hurricanes Compassion Motivates Marco Islander


Ron Hagerman remembers first helping people in distress when he was a 12-year-old, self-confessed “harbor rat” living next to a Long Island, New York beach and marina. “There was always a boat problem somewhere,” says now long-time Marco resident Hagerman, “and my friends and I were always first in the scene.” Fast forward that philosophy to the Hurricane-prone Gulf and […]

Pro Watercross World Championships


The Pro Watercross World Championships returned to Sugden Regional Park in Naples, and once again, the Freestyle Event thrilled and amazed the crowds. The Freestyle Event featured athletes performing two-minute routines in an Olympic-style format for a panel of judges. Freestyle highlights the athletes’ acrobatic abilities and their watercraft; it is a crowd favorite, and spectators enjoy the chance to […]

First Annual Hootenanny on Marco Island Successful Burrowing Owl Nesting Season Celebrated


On Saturday, November 3rd, Mackle Park guests eagerly joined in the festivities as the Audubon of the Western Everglades (AWE) held their 1st Annual Hootenanny. AWE volunteers graciously welcomed guests with cider and donuts while The Paddle Faster Bluegrass Band performed at the free event. As guests perused the displays, Owl Watch monitors shared their stories from the latest nesting […]


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