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New Proposal For Assisted Living Facility on Marco


Units will be provided for seniors who are more independent in their living needs for themselves and their spouses, but may on occasion need access to supportive services. Over the last several months, Marco residents have been transfixed on the debate over whether an appropriate plan could be put together to allow a suitable strategy for constructing an assisted living […]

UPDATED: Honig Revealed as Owner of Political Website


For months now, Marco Island citizens have been inundated with vicious and negative email attacks upon two of the city council candidates. In addition to email attacks on these two candidates, an anonymous political website was created. As a means of identification, the website stated, “We are a group of Marco Island citizen watchdogs committed to anonymity, because we have […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: One Woman’s Story

Family, restaurant and Marco’s beach buoyed Lisa Meurgue’s recovery

Check-ups are vital for cancer survivors, and until recently Lisa Meurgue was as fastidious about them as anybody. But this past June, around the tenth anniversary of her 2008 diagnosis with stage 2 breast cancer, Meurgue had a delightfully ironic exchange with her oncologist. “He said he was breaking up with me, and that he didn’t want to see me […]

More Sand to Improve Marco’s Beaches


Marco Island’s wide pristine beaches are world famous and much enjoyed by its residents and visitors. It is the number one tourist attraction, and the primary economic driver, not only for Marco, but for Collier County. Marco’s beaches are also an active habitat for many endangered species, such as loggerhead sea turtles and migratory birds. According to the Florida Department […]

Experience the Beauty of Big Cypress at Fall Festival


Southwest Florida is surrounded by beauty; however, our minds usually wander to images of white, sandy beaches and glorious sunsets, not a swamp. Well, the swamp at Big Cypress is a thing of beauty. A beauty I had seen captured by the world-famous Clyde Butcher in wall-sized, black and white splendor but had never witnessed in person. All that changed […]

T-REX One Last Cast Tournament


It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, as the boats returned to the Goodland Boat Park with their results for the 4th Annual T-Rex One Last Cast Fishing Tournament. This year’s event boasted 115 anglers representing 42 boats/teams. The winners and results from the 2018 T-Rex One Last Cast Tournament are below. Fly Division (This was their second year with fly […]

6TH ANNUAL | Jerry Adams Chili Cook-Off


On Saturday, the Ben Allen Band kept the crowds entertained while they were out strolling along Smokehouse Bay sampling a variety of chili. While everyone was having a great time, lots of chefs were stirring their pots, dressing up their booths or enticing guests to taste their creations. The 18 chili-making participants were: Market Place Home Mortgage, Spice Girls Cooking […]

Welcome, Marco Island Acupuncture!


Acupuncture is a commonly known practice, but if you haven’t yet tried it, now is your chance! Dr. Mary Marin recently opened Marco Island Acupuncture right here in Marco Island. Acupuncture physician, Mary Marin, DOM, is a graduate of the Acupuncture Massage College in Miami, Florida. She has a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a master’s degree in Oriental […]


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