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Veterans Community Park: Creating a Community Vision

After years of discussions, surveys, public meetings and a relook at the original park Master Plan from almost a decade ago, the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) is prepared to come forward and make some definitive recommendations to the community and city council for the final design of Veterans Community Park. “We’ve worked extremely hard to consider […]

MIA Lady Rays Win Homecoming Game

Breaking with tradition, Marco Island Academy’s 2018 Homecoming game was a volleyball game instead of football. On Friday, September 21, the home team section of the MICMS Gymnasium was filled with loud cheers and a blue wave of students brimming with school spirit to celebrate MIA’s Homecoming Volleyball game as the Lady Rays faced the Paladins of Mason Classical Academy. […]

Florida’s 2018 Constitutional Amendments: What Your Vote Means

Among the choices voters will consider when they head to polls in November, will be the longest list of proposed constitutional amendments in Florida. The twelve (12) constitutional amendments will be the most on the ballot since 1998. Sixty percent of the vote is required to pass a constitutional amendment in Florida. Many voters state that the language of the […]

Gopher Tortoise Habitat Destroyed

A commercial landscaping service has cleared vegetation on a vacant lot on Marco Island, and impacted countless gopher tortoises and their burrows. A dead gopher tortoise was found amid the vegetation. Around mid-morning on Friday, September 14th, a concerned neighbor noticed vegetation being cleared from the property at 1851 San Marco Road. The City of Marco Island was notified of […]

Sidewalk Issues Raised

Sidewalks became a subject of a lengthy discussion at the last Marco Island City Council meeting. Local realtor, Ted Busch informed council that he was being required to not only construct a new sidewalk on a vacant lot he owns, but to relocate a burrowing owl nest prior to that construction. The cost out-of-pocket would be approximately $16,000. If and […]

Nothing Could Dampen CJ’s Libation Celebration

Marco Island locals headed to The Esplanade recently to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of CJ’s on the Bay. The festivities, which began under clear skies, included door prizes, raffles, corn hole, an all-day happy hour, birthday bash drink specials, entertainment by Jeff Hilt and Jenny Woodman, and a complimentary picnic buffet. For some, the day was nostalgic. Conversations around the […]

Council Moves Ahead Alone on Assisted Living

At the recent Marco Island City Council Meeting, councilors discussed the contentious matter of whether or not to return the issue of an Assisted Living Facility on Marco Island to the Planning Board for further review. Councilor Larry Honig raised the matter during council communications. Honig was concerned the council may have acted in haste overturning the recommendations from both […]

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