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Marco’s JW Marriott – a Paradise Redefined Celebration


It was a two-day celebration for the stunning completion of the reimagined JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Following a culinary journey on Sunday, on Monday, January 28, JW reaffirmed its commitment to the island with closing remarks from VIPs closely associated in its completion. According to Rick Medwedeff, former General Manager of JW Marriott, “the project started with some […]

JW Makes it Official


More than a year after the Marco Island Marriott turned into the JW Marriott, and 60+ years since it opened a new 50 room hotel on Marco Island’s beach, the highly anticipated Lanai Tower officially “opened” this week. Conference attendees, event organizers, guests and locals are enjoying the customizable meeting halls, 10K Alley state-of-the-art arcade, as well as the Paradise […]

Medical Cannabis Gets Strong Support From Governor DeSantis


On November 8, 2016, 71% of Floridians voted to legalize medical cannabis. Amendment 2, which authorized the use of medical cannabis for Floridians with debilitating diseases, was signed into law by former Governor Rick Scott. More than two years after the passage of Amendment 2, patients’ still do not have access to medical cannabis dispensaries in Collier County. On December […]

ALF Debate May Not be Dead


The debate regarding the creation of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) to allow a modified Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) on a portion of a 11.4-acre tract of land presently owned by Naples Community Hospital (NCH) may not be over after all. The plans by the petitioner would see five acres sold to the Chancey Design Partnership, along with their […]

Niblock Case Finally Goes to Trial


It has been almost one year since events were put in motion that embroiled the Marco Island community in an embarrassing controversy regarding the community’s newly-hired city manager and his alleged unwanted advances against the Principal of the Marco Island Academy, Ms. Melissa Scott. At a hearing today in the Collier County Superior Court, before Judge Michael Provost a date […]

Big Boost for Y’s Water Safety Programs

Annual Gala Brings in Funds to Teach 1,000 Kids Swimming and Safety

Marco is known as one of the most charitably minded communities throughout Southwest Florida, proof of which came once again this past weekend. Thanks to efforts by the Greater Marco Family YMCA and the willingness of its members and supporters to donate money, more than 1,000 local and area children are going to be taught swimming and water safety in […]

Mullet Festival 2019


Continuing the 35-year tradition, the rain couldn’t keep the crowd away from Stan’s Idle Hour for Mullet Festival 2019. There was fierce competition, but in the end, McKenzie from Wisconsin was named the 2019 Buzzard Lope Queen. Kat Ebaugh of Marco Island was named Runner-Up.              

Old Marco Rezone Being Pulled


Those that love the small village ambiance of the Olde Marco Inn, and especially the quaint specialty shops that abut the area, may be pleased to hear that changes have been put on hold. Last December, the property owners, the Allard family, had their representative, Robert Mulhere, V.P. of Planning for the Holes-Montes Planning and Development Firm of Naples, conduct […]


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