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Marco Island Receives Life Safety Award

Recently, the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort was not only the setting for a very special award ceremony, but was one of the honored recipients as well. Resideo Technologies and Honeywell Building Technologies co-hosted its annual security dealer conference CONNECT in Marco Island. For over 20 years, the life safety presentation at CONNECT has honored citizens, firefighters, EMS and […]

Commercial Development is Active on Marco

Commercial development and redevelopment are humming right along as new business and existing ones are coming forward to improve the goods and services they offer to Marco Island residents. One of the first stops along that process lies in working with city staff before those plans reach both the planning board and city council for their final stamps of approval. […]

Marco Island City Council Update

The Marco Island City Council would convene for its first meeting since the elections that saw three newly-elected councilors take their seats. Erik Brechnitz, Victor Rios and Sam Young would take their seats next to Councilors Jared Grifoni, Larry Honig, Howard Reed and Charlette Roman. Erik Brechnitz would be elected chairman for the next year and Victor Rios would fill […]

County Office Reopening on Marco

Just in time for property tax season, the Collier County Tax Collector Marco Island Branch Office held an official reopening. The facility was closed from August 28 through October 23 while undergoing renovations. During this period, temporary offices operated at the Rose Hall auditorium and the Marco Island Library. Renovations include new cabinetry, desks for the clerks, a waiting area, […]

MIPD Tests Officer Candidates

The City of Marco Island is conducting a wide-ranging testing and evaluation process of candidates for the Marco Island Police Department (MIPD), as they prepare an eligibility list for hiring new officers. That procedure involves a detailed application, which begins a multi-stage process to choose potential new officers. Based upon their responses to the written application, successful applicants will then […]

It’s a Celebration!

It was a celebration opening for the long-awaited Celebration Park food court park. The opening of the park was widely anticipated; once it did, it did not disappoint. Trucks were in place and the hungry lined up to place their orders. Tables were filled with family and friends and the bar was abuzz. The parking lot was filled to the […]

For the Love of Marco’s Owls

Congratulations to all the dedicated Audubon of the Western Everglades (AWE) Owl Watch Marco volunteers! In October, the Owl Watch Marco program received the 2018 Outstanding Conservation Project Award from Audubon Florida for their “extraordinary efforts in building partnerships and monitoring the burrowing owls of Marco Island.” By the end of the 2018 nesting season, 46 Owl Watch Marco volunteers […]

Meals of Hope Event Unites Community

The Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS) gymnasium and lobby were transformed into a meal packaging and distribution center last Saturday for the 2018 Meals of Hope Packaging Event. The Marco Island community united for the unforgettable two-hour experience to help feed the local hungry. “We are thrilled to be here. It was a year-long effort by the Rotary clubs […]

Middle School Art in the Spotlight Students Interpret Alligator Theme for Next Christmas Ornament

Continuing a long-standing tradition, judges pored over dozens of drawings before choosing just one that will become next year’s Marco Christmas tree ornament. Marco Island Charter Middle School students submitted the colorful drawings reflecting this year’s alligator theme, and they ranged from cute to quirky, and from jaunty to jovial. One, probably not destined for a tree ornament because it […]

Maria Lamb Marathon Runner

Proving that it’s never too late to try something new, Maria Lamb started running at the age of 60. She made the decision to run, bought a $10 pair of shoes from Walmart, and started running. Over time, she retired her $10 sneakers and became dedicated to distance running. Now age 70, Maria has participated in 10 marathons and on […]

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