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Get Graphic At Wynwood Walls


In the early 2000s, the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami was just another unfortunate case of urban blight – with its share of failed businesses, abandoned buildings, and crime. The Goldman Properties had another idea for Wynwood. They envisioned a “town center” for artists to gain inspiration from each other. Fast-forward to 2018, and Wynwood is a bustling hub of outdoor […]

Taking Pride In Making a Difference


The first living things on earth, single-celled micro-organisms, seem to have first appeared here almost four billion years ago, just a few hundred million years after the formation of the earth itself. It is ironic that so much of life centers around the sea, and hence the connection that Ken Bardon feels with the sea and the connection it has […]

Less Is More In A Zen Garden


A Zen garden or Japanese rock garden is a “dry landscape,” used by ancient Buddhist monks as a tool for meditation. Barbara Parisi, a Marco Island resident, loves the philosophy, the simplicity and contemplative elements of a Zen garden. When Barbara and her husband, Joe moved to Marco in 2011, she wanted to install a Zen garden. Barbara has always been […]

Marco Island Icon Herb Savage Passes


Herb Savage would have turned 100 years old on January 6th, 2019.  He passed away on January 1st, surrounded by his loving wife Emily and children. We will remember Herb as a devoted family man, patriot, visionary, community leader and history teacher to all of Marco Island.    Herb was fond of his military career where he served his country for 20 […]

Runners Blaze Through the 17 Hills of Marco


For runners familiar with Florida topography, running a race is often expected to be a pancake-flat affair. The Caxambas neighborhood of Marco Island, however, offers elevation-deprived runners a new challenge. The five-mile race route is touted as the “toughest course in Southwest Florida” and features a whopping 17 hills. According to Race Director Mark McGarrity, this is one of the […]

Wilson, the Dog’s Birthday Party at Stan’s

oanne Bromley (known in Goodland as Jo B) and Mark Payne have had a party for their Jack Russell Terrier dog, Wilson to benefit the Naples Humane Society (NHS) every year for the last eight years. Although it was cloudy and sprinkled at times, it didn’t stop the spirited crowd in Goodland on Saturday, December 15! From 1-4 PM people […]

Interim Manager Contract Being Negotiated


At the December 10 meeting the Marco Island City Council moved forward to deal with one of the priority items which became a campaign promise of those who were elected to office during the November council elections. Earlier attempts this fall to hire an interim manager failed due to the inability of council to reach a super-majority of five votes. […]

ALF Debate, Opposition Continues


The saga continues as to whether property owned by the Naples Community Hospital (NCH) may be rezoned, allowing for the creation of a Planned Unit Development to permit building an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) on the property, which is presently zoned C1 under Marco zoning. NCH Healthcare System is found in numerous locations in Collier County and provides a wide […]

TEARS OF JOY AT JOY OF GIVING


In the wee hours of a recent Saturday morning, hundreds lined up for the Joy of Giving. Every local elementary school was represented as well as Everglades City, volunteers from various organizations were at the ready, Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand, and Walmart employees were at their stations. Nicki Davis, founder of the 501(c) 3 charity the Joy […]

Marco Island’s 2018 Christmas Parade


Christmas Island Style’s 2018 street parade brought out the entire Marco Island community for a fabulous evening of fun and excitement. The street was lined with folks of all ages watching the creatively decorated vehicles and costumed parade participants travel down San Marco Road. Entertainment by the Marco Island Charter Middle School, Golden Gate and Lely bands thrilled the crowd. […]


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