Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts Develops Executive Director Search Committee

The Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts Board of Directors has been diligently addressing the process to replace outgoing Executive Director Christine Neal. At a special Board Meeting held to address this issue a decision was made to develop a Search Committee in an effort to perform a Nationwide Search for the replacement. Director Maury Dailey was appointed […]

Lunch with the Chief

The Marco Police Foundation is excited to announce the next “Lunch with the Chief” on May 19th in the beautiful main dining room of the Island Country Club. In addition to being selected for its outstanding food and service, the Island Country Club will be able to accommodate the large response expected to hear the keynote speaker. Mr. Michael E. […]

Marco Island Police Foundation President Elected

The Marco Police Foundation is pleased to announce the election of William G. Morris as the organizations new President. An active member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, his term officially commenced at the March Director’s meeting. Mr. Morris is an Island attorney with offices on Marco since 1983 practicing general law. He has been actively involved in community service […]

Calusa Garden Club

The  award winning Calusa Garden Club recently held its annual installation of officers luncheon at the Marco Island Yacht Club. The Calusa Garden Club membership is opened to anyone who is interested in any of the many phases of gardening from being a dirt gardener, designer, environmentalist, flower show participant, or enjoys the company of people with similar interests. Both […]

Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts Awards Scholarships

Since 1983, the Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts has been awarding scholarships to Collier County high school seniors who are continuing their education in the Arts. On April 9th, during a public awards ceremony and reception, applicants and award recipients were honored; $4,500 in awards were presented. This Scholarship program provides an opportunity for Collier County high […]

Project Rescue Phase One Succeeds!

Art League Exceeds Debt Reduction Campaign Project Rescue, the campaign to Save Marco Island’s Art League, achieved a major step in insuring the Art League’s future. The campaign, formulated by Marco Islander, Dave Rice, was implemented November 1, 2009, as a two phase project. The focus of Phase I was fundraising, first to eliminate the League’s $100,000 debt and then […]

The Big Red Truck

I’m biased. I’m biased because of what happened to me on December 7, 2008. On that anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day I collapsed and began losing blood… lots of blood, as I later learned. My wife called 911 and, within a few (very few) minutes there were people and machines at the front door. In a couple of more minutes […]

Dr. Jim Riviere Voted Interim City Manager

After minimal discussion and no public comment, Marco City Council, by a 7 to 0 vote, named current Planning Board Chairman Dr. Jim Riviere Interim City Manager. Councilman Wayne Waldack nominated Riviere, noting that if approved the position would start immediately. All council members endorsed Riviere. Chairman Frank Recker said Riviere was “methodical, consistent and straightforward.” In dealing with Riviere […]

The Mouse Trail

Remember Biology class – microscopes and dissections; frogs and mice? The descendents of those mice – or some remote relatives – may be coming this way. Recently, at the invitation of County Commissioner Donna Fiala, and at the courtesy of Keith Dameron of Iberia Bank, the Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of Advancement of Jackson Laboratory briefed a small […]

The feeling of being an American…

It was a cold December day in 1979 when I landed at JFK airport in NY and stood in the line marked “Citizens Only.” Showing my brand new blue USA passport to the previously dreaded immigration officer was a proud moment for me; I was an American returning home from a business trip. For such a seemingly mundane event, it […]