American Military Veterans Education Fund cabinet welcomes new Chairs

The American Military Veterans Education Fund (AMVEF) cabinet at Hodges University has announced the appointment of two co-chairs for the committee. Reg Buxton, publisher of The Journals, and John Ebling, Director of Lee County Veteran Services Officer, have accepted their nominations to the cabinet. Hodges also welcomes Kent Anderson, Vice President and Senior Private Banker for Harris Private Bank in […]

Are You an Early shopper?

If you plan to hit the nearby Wal-Mart on the day after thanksgiving, look for the Marco Lions at the doors. We are holding our “White Cane Day” there to collect funds for our work with the blind and handicapped. We do this only twice a year, so we hope you will feel like opening your hearts and wallets. The […]

Bingo At San Marco Church

Starting Thursday January 5th, 2012 and every Thursday night thereafter until Easter, BINGO returns to San Marco Church, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. This is the 30th year BINGO is played at San Marco, and has the distinction of being the oldest and also has given the most money in Marco Island to our loyal players. Doors open at […]

Collier County Receives GFOA Recognition for the 25th Consecutive Year

Collier County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2011 budget from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and marks the 25th straight year Collier County has received the GFOA honor. “Collier County government’s commitment to fiscal integrity and transparency in all aspects of our financial management […]

Collier County to Celebrate America Recycles Day

The Collier County Solid Waste Management Department is partnering with multiple agencies and vendors to provide residents with two opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle their unwanted items. On Tuesday, November 15, America Recycles Day, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., the county and Goodwill at Towne Centre (3759 Tamiami Tr., E.) will host a recycling round-up. Goodwill will accept computers and other […]

Everglades City Library/Tax Collector Joint Use Arrangement Continues

The Board of County Commissioners today approved a Letter of Understanding with the Tax Collector’s office that formalizes the arrangement between the Tax Collector’s office and the Collier County Library for joint use of the Everglades City satellite office/library. The office is staffed by an employee of the Tax Collector. “The Collier County Library has shared space at Everglades City […]

Get a Discount on your Auto Insurance!

An AARP Safe Driving class will be held December 1 & 2, 2011, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier, Marco Island. Most Insurance companies give discounts of each premium over a three year period. Learn current changes in the law. For Reservations, please contact Don Hutchings 394-8780. You do not need to be an […]

Holiday Shipping – Spend More On The Gift And Less On The Postage

This holiday mailing season make sure you get the best shipping value by learning how to take advantage of postage discounts, FREE boxes and FREE services from the U.S. Postal Service. Four presentations at local libraries have been planned to help mailers choose the FREE boxes, products and services that will save them money and time. Plan to attend one […]

The Island Players Community Theater

New community theatre group announces auditions for February show.   The Island Players will hold open auditions for their February show, I’m Herbert..,and Other Strangers on Monday November 28th and Tuesday November 29th at Centennial Bank, located on the second floor, 615 East Elkcam Circle on Marco Island at 7:00 pm. I’m Herbert…and Other Strangers is a collection of five […]

Kindle now compatible with OverDrive at Collier County Public Library

Collier County Public Library can now lend eBooks for the Amazon® Kindle. The process for borrowing an eBook for Kindle is similar as for other devices. Most eBooks already in the library’s catalog, supplied by OverDrive, are compatible with Kindle so users simply browse or search for “Kindle Book,” check out a title with a valid library card, and then click […]