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Say ‘Cheese,’ Meow Please! It’s Glamour Puss Time!

For the Love of Cats invites all cat lovers to submit their photos for the 2018 Glamour Puss Photo Contest. The online contest is open to all cat photos submitted between April 1, 2018 and midnight June 9, 2018. The entry fee per photo is $25. Cat lovers entering their “picture purrfect” photos can reach out to friends and family […]

April Speakers for Caxambas Republican Club


The Caxambas Republican Club of Southwest Florida will be hosting their April speakers on April 24, 2018 at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive from 5:30 to 7 PM. The lineup will include Jennifer Edwards, Supervisor of Elections of Collier County and Ross Spano, a candidate for Attorney General of Florida. Please join us for an […]

CurePSP Awareness and Memorial Walk

I am a member of The SW Florida Support Group (For all affected by PSP-Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, CBD-Corticobasal Degeneration, & MSA-Multiple System Atrophy). Our support group recently sponsored our 15th Annual CurePSP Awareness and Memorial Walk on March 10th at Mackle Park in Marco Island. CurePSP is the leading nonprofit organization for these devastating prime of life neurodegenerative diseases. We […]

Response Times

I would like to address the issue of response times for our ambulance service. Collier County states that they meet the standard of an 8-minute response time 94% of the time on Marco Island. This is second best in the County and much better than most areas in the County. However, “the 94% response time” does not address several issues: […]

Probate and Wills in Florida

LAW MATTERS

In old England, the King owned everything. Land was leased from the King. Noblemen obtained rights to pass their leasehold to their oldest son. Commoners were granted more property rights over time, but one concept that remained was only through the grace of the sovereign could someone give assets at death. That concept of law was inherited from England. It […]

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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 […]


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