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Goodland Baptist Bounces Back

By Barry Gwinn On October 17, Goodland Baptist Church Pastor Richard Hughes announced at a Goodland Town Meeting that Hurricane Irma had caused $30K to $40K in damages to the church sanctuary, and that the fellowship hall in the rear had been almost totally destroyed. “The Southern Baptist Convention has sent down volunteers,” Hughes said. “They are furnishing all of […]

Voluntary Evacuation for Marco Island

Submitted The City of Marco Island has issued a VOLUNTARY evacuation recommendation.  By leaving early, Marco Island citizens can avoid what is expected to be a large scale evacuation of Southwest Florida. The City recommends that that residents and visitors utilize the additional time to evacuate in advance of significant traffic delays as well as major damage to property. Collier County has issued a similar […]

Marco Island Academy Closed Wednesday – Friday

Submitted Marco Island Academy will be closed from Wednesday through Friday this week.  The school released the following message: Marco Island Academy will be CLOSED Wednesday, September 6th- Friday, September 9th. It is critically important that our families and staff have time to prepare for the storm. The Leadership Team will be working hard to secure campus. We will continue to […]

Collier County Public Schools Closed Thursday & Friday

Submitted Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) will be closed Thursday and Friday. The following message is from the CCPS website: CCPS continues to work closely with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Collier County Emergency Management officials to closely monitor the movement and potential impacts of Hurricane Irma. To provide our students, families, and staff ample time to prepare for […]

Gas Prices Rise: Refineries Recovering From Harvey; Irma Stirs Uncertainty

Submitted Gas prices spiked during the past week in response to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the fuel refining region in the Gulf Coast. This left motorists with the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in three years. Just as operations in the Gulf Coast begin to recover, motorists are faced with the potential of another major storm.  The national average jumped 28 cents in the […]

Coffee with a Cop: Donuts, Coffee and Conversation

By Samantha Husted Free coffee and donuts, a police officer’s dream. Early Friday morning members of the Marco Island Police Department and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office gathered together at Dunkin’ Donuts at the Marco Town Center Mall. The officers, though on duty, weren’t there to bust a crime. Instead, they were participating in “Coffee with a Cop,” an outreach […]

Fundraiser Supports Youth Boxing Club

By Don Manley  Marco Island Moose Lodge #1990 took on a particularly festive tone at its recent fundraiser for the Marco Island Boxing Club.  The event raised about $2,000 for the nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to introducing youths to Olympic-Style boxing, while building character, self discipline, work ethic and other positive qualities.  Held at the lodge’s Marco Lake Drive headquarters, […]

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Lane Closures Scheduled for South Collier Blvd.

Lane Closure/Shift to take place at 400 S. Collier Blvd, in front of the Marriott, from  8/21 to 8/24


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