Historic Preservation in Action!

Naples Historical Society has preserved an important home in the Naples Historic District. With strong endorsement in a May 18th vote from Naples City Council, the Society is now authorized to seal the deal with Mr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Briggs, II, for the purchase of their home located at 107 Broad Avenue South in the Naples Historic District. Approval to […]

Marco Beach Ocean Resort Named as One of the Top-Ranked Hotels on Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ List

Expedia® has named Marco Beach Ocean Resort among the top-ranked hotels on this year’s Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list. The Insiders’ Select list formally recognizes individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value.  The full list represents only 500 of Expedia’s top-ranked hotels selected from the more than 130,000 properties offered by Expedia®, […]

2011 Equity Distribution: LCEC returns millions to customers

Earlier this year, the LCEC Board of Trustees approved an $8 million general equity distribution. This was in addition to the decision to not raise base rates for the third year in a row and a final equity return of $6.1 million to accounts that have been closed since 2003. Last year, LCEC returned more than $13 million to active […]

Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts Classes

Summer Clay Classes: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing.  Come learn the art of pottery by creating decorative and functional pottery. These classes are designed for beginner and intermediate students. Note: Teens ages 15 and up can enroll in this program. #713 Hand Building In July with Instructor Sandy Moore Howe Session Runs On Thursdays starting July 7, 9:30am-12:30pm, for 3 […]

Take a blast to the past and beyond!

By Gina Sisbarro “Feel the energy” is what leapt out of  Mindy Matusiak, Recreation Program Supervisor and Amber Prange, Teen Recreation Leader when asked “Got Camp”? The place to start is from the beginning. What made the staff decide to open “Camp Mackle” versus contracting with the Sports Camp organization? Mindy noted Bryan Milk, Parks and Recreation Director said the […]

Total Sun Block

By Gina Sisbarro Where can you bring your little ones to get 100% protection from the sun? Adrian Sabatino has just the right solution. He is the owner of a children’s play gym right in Naples off Airport Pulling Rd called “Jumping Jacks.” I stumbled upon this colorful unique indoor playground during my travels to seek out fresh and different […]

United Arab Emirates – Arabian Sea – India

CRUISE #23: By Bob Marks Our April 8th arrival in Dubai was a sight beyond one’s imagination at all the beauty and cleanliness, mile after mile in the middle of the desert. The high rise buildings were equal to NY City. The building designs are most unusual in their sky scraper beauty. We enjoyed seeing and visiting the world’s largest […]

Cutting the ribbon

May 26, 2011, was an auspicious day for Stonewalls Restaurant on South Collier Boulevard. The crowd began to gather shortly after 5:00 p.m., and an hour later there were about 250 attendees sampling the excellent food and awaiting the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Chamber of Commerce. Food that had been piled high on tables in the center of the […]


Alexandra Geldhauser Tuttle, formally of Marco Island, was united in marriage with Ryan Scott Anderson of Holley, New York on May 28, 2011 at Marco Presbyterian Church. Seventy relatives and friends celebrated the marriage. The Rev. Dr. Bruce Fiol officiated. The bride is a software product manager with Accenture and has an AB with honors in computer science from Rollins […]

New city attorney

After a comprehensive search and comparison of services and fees, Marco Island’s City Council has selected the Naples firm of Gray Robinson to serve as its city attorney. The principal contact for the city will be Burt Saunders who is very well known in Marco Island and Collier County. After receiving his law degree Burt served as assistant county attorney […]