Parks and Recreation Department Programs

The new fall program guide is now available online. Please go to for all the latest programming. MACKLE PARK PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH TOT YOUTH PROGRAMS, Ages 3-5 Open Gym Tiny Tumblers will be held every Saturday morning from 9:30am – 10:30am at Mackle Park. Cost is $8/child, walk-ins are welcomed. YOUTH PROGRAMS, Ages 6 -14 Freestyle Martial Arts for […]

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

It’s raining, it’s pouring… Isn’t it fantastic to see so much rain after such a long period of drought in southwest Florida? There are obvious positives: green, healthy plants, beautiful yards in bloom and, most importantly, the recharging of the aquifers to better prepare for the upcoming dry months. On the downside, there is more maintenance needed, such as lawn […]

A new addition to the Charde family

Emily and Jamie Cawfield proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Marsal Cawfield, that was born on April 26th at 11:26 pm. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. Amelia is the second grandchild for Joe and Julie Charde of Naples. What a smile for a two-week-old!

CAP Cadets Return from Summer Encampment

The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol recently completed its annual cadet summer encampment at Camp Blanding, a National Guard facility in Starke, FL. A total of 300 cadets from around the state attended this year’s encampment, including basic cadets and senior officers from the Marco Island Composite Squadron. Marco C/CMSgt. Aidan Brennan served as a member of the Encampment Staff. […]

City of Marco Island Farmers’ Market

The City of Marco Island Farmers’ Market will be starting up another great year of produce, crafts, and delicacies this season. Beginning Wednesday, November 3rd and open through April 13th from 7:30am – 2pm. The market will be located at Veterans’ Community Park (corner of Park Avenue and Elkcam Circle). Some of our market vendors this year include: JC’s Daily […]

Kids Against Hunger

Kids Against Hunger of Southwest Florida is the community and international project of The Rotary Club of Naples with the goal to package and distribute a fortified rice casserole to those in need. With the help and support of the local community we have packaged and distributed more than 9,000,000 meals. Where do the meals go? Kids Against Hunger gives […]

Landscapers found to be in compliance with City Ordinances

On September 15th, 2010, Code Compliance Supervisor Sergeant James Hassig and Code Compliance Officer Tony Sans, along with City of Marco Island Environmentalist Nancy Richie and Collier County License Compliance Officer Rob Ganguli, conducted a compliance check of all Landscapers that were encountered in the Barfield Dr. and “Estates” area of Marco Island and were actively engaged in landscaping functions. […]

First in Southwest Florida to Perform da Vinci TransOral Robotic Surgery

Physicians Regional Healthcare System CEO Joe D. Pinion announced that the hospital is the first in southwest Florida to perform da Vinci TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS), a surgical procedure to treat throat cancer. The surgery was successfully performed by Otolaryngologist Jay Roberts, M.D., chief of surgery at Physicians Regional. “We are very pleased to expand our robotics program to an […]

Marco island Police LCEC Partnership

On 9/7/10 LCEC assisted the Marco Island Police Department with the replacement of equipment on the City of Marco Island’s communications tower. This daunting task was performed safely and efficiently by the members of the line crew. Marco Island Police Officer Paul Keys, front left, and LCEC Key Account Executive Tricia Dorn LCEC, right. LCEC’s participation in this community outreach […]

Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI) Fall Ladies Day Race Results

For as many reasons as there are boats in the fleet, only four boats were available for Saturday’s Ladies Day Regatta.  Participating were Bill Schroeder’s Note Bene with Sue McMorris at the helm, John Harkless’ Saboutime driven by Tara  LeGrande, Toad Hall owned by Bill Harris and skippered by Erika Weber, and Dan Kendrick’s Tippecanoe under the sure hand of […]