23rd Annual Marco Island Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach

The Tradition Continues The twenty-third annual Marco Island Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach will be held on Sunday, April 24, at 7:00 a.m., at the Marriott Marco Beach Resort, 400 South Collier Boulevard. Beach access will be north of the Marriott Spa and the public access north of the Madeira Condominium. What began as a gathering of 200 on […]

Nest Fest

The Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation is hosting the first annual “Nest Fest” on Sunday, May 1st from 4:30 to 7 PM at Marco Island’s Art League Center for the Arts. This wine and hors d’oeuvres fundraising event will focus on the protection of the bald eagles and the preservation of their 11.6 acre habitat, the Marco Eagle sanctuary on Tigertail […]

National Donate Life Month

If offered an opportunity to save a life, would you? 90% of Americans say “yes” to organ donation, yet only a few more than 30% of Florida’s population has signed up on our state organ and tissue donor registry. April is Donate Life Month, now is the time for those who have not yet done so to sign up on […]

Collier County beach areas to close temporarily for nesting shorebirds

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will post signs and temporarily close some Collier County beach areas to help protect nesting shorebirds. Portions of Big Marco Pass Critical Wildlife Area, known locally as Sand Dollar Island will be closed as of April 1. Caxambas Pass Critical Wildlife Area will be closed as of April 8. Areas […]

6th Annual Paradise Coast Kayak Festival

The Paradise Coast Paddlers Club invites the public to its 6th Annual Kayak Festival, to be held on Sunday, April 17th, on the Isles of Capri. This year’s Festival will feature guided tours to Gulf beaches and through mangroves, displays of hand-built wooden kayaks, a kayak camping clinic, kayak rolling demonstrations, a kayak rescue clinic, displays by local conservation groups, […]

An NFL Success story on Marco Island!

On Thursday March 24th, the Greater Marco Family YMCA and the NFL Players Association partnered up to put on a youth football clinic with NFL players. We worked hard to make sure the kids had a fun day filled with different skills and drills.   It was a great turnout and everyone had a blast! There were17 NFL players at the […]

Marco Island buying and selling activity

Beautiful weather and beautiful beaches made Marco Island buying and selling activity for February 2011 very busy. Statistics are up on a year-to-year, February 2010 to February 2011, comparison, and also on a month-to-month, January 2011 to February 2011, comparison. Active listings on the market continue to decrease in both comparisons. A year-to-year comparison shows the decrease is nearly 5% […]

Watering restrictions

SFWMD has imposed the following watering restrictions: • In the City of Marco Island, residents can irrigate between midnight and 8 a.m. • For even numbered addresses, the scheduled days are Thursday and Sunday. • For odd numbered addresses, the scheduled days are Wednesday and Saturday.  

Spring Jubilee 2011

Marco Island Parks and Recreation will be hosting its annual Spring Jubilee event on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00am – 12:00pm. This year’s event will include over 18,000 Easter eggs for ages 11 and under with 24 special golden eggs to be found. Age groups include: 3 years and under, 4 – 5 years, 6 – 7 years, and 8 […]

Twitter & Facebook as Tools to End Violence

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is encouraging individuals and businesses to “Follow” the nonprofit domestic violence center on Twitter at TheShelterTweet and select the “Like” button on the organization’s Facebook page at Naples Shelter. The Shelter has been reaching out through Twitter, at www.twitter.com/TheShelterTweet, for more than a year and recently launched the organization’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Naples-Shelter/194493523915442. […]