4th Annual Christmas Island Style Ornament Contest

Bette McGilvray & Barbara Dasti Co-Chairs for Christmas Island Style Ornament Contest would like to report: 46 drawings from Charter Middle School Students entered our 4th annual CIS Or-nament contest for 2012. The 2012 theme was a “CRAB”. The judging took place at The Marco Island Center for the Arts Friday Novem-ber 18th. The winners were chosen and will be […]

Calusa Garden Club

At the November 14 meeting of the Calusa Garden Club, Chris Burt and Karen Anglin from the Island Garden Center presented a program entitled “Planting by the Compass on your Patio or Grounds.” They stressed the importance of knowing the hours of sunlight in each area before choosing the proper plants. They also brought a wide variety of plants of […]

Kiwanis Induction Dinner

The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island held its Annual Officer Induction Dinner/Dance recently at the Hideaway Beach Club. It was a beautiful night for cocktails around the pool and then a delicious dinner in the ballroom. Dance music was supplied by Smokin’ Joe and Konnie. Club officers for the 2011-12 year are John Coff, President, Dennis Pidherny, Sec-retary and Bryan […]

Santa’s Calling – Christmas Island Style Event

It’s time once again for Christmas Island Style/ Greater Marco Family YMCA “Santa’s Calling.” This special holiday program utilizes the information that you, the parent submit, to ensure a memorable call from the jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus or one of the elves on staff. Obtain your “Santa’s Calling” application form at the Customer Service desk and return your […]

All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Park Web Site Announced

A new Web page is available on the Collier County Government Web site to provide information on the county’s plans to locate an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Park as well as gather input from those interested in helping search for a potential ATV Park site. The new site can easily be reached at www.col-liergov.net/atvpark Currently the site includes a brief […]

Monthly Beach Clean-Ups – Keeping It Clean For Everyone!

Have you noticed how nice the Marco Island beach looks? This is largely due to the monthly beach clean-ups organized by the City of Marco Island’s Beach Advisory Committee (BAC) and its chairman, Publix Manager, Kevin Donlan. He and BAC member and Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) board member, Bernardo Bezos, who volunteers the MICA beach vehicle, and other BAC […]

Concert to Benefit Meals-On-Wheels

St. Vincent de Paul announces an upcoming concert by World Famous Pianist Jan Mulder to benefit their Meals-On-Wheels program. The concert will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011, at Euro Grand Piano Gallery in the Imperial Square Shopping Mall, Naples, FL, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a meet-and-greet with Jan and his family. Tickets are available by phone at 239.775.1667 for a […]

Clam Pass Nature Walks Resume December 1

Join a Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer guide for a free guided walk on the boardwalk, beach, and back bay areas of this beautiful Collier County park and learn about the secret lives of the flora and fauna of this captivating and biologically-rich area. Some recent photos taken during free Nature Walks at Clam Pass Park sponsored by the Conservancy […]

Authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

DARCIE GUERIN, CFP®, Associate Vice President, Resident Branch Manager at Raymond James on Marco Island, FL has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP (with flame design)® in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Ms. Guerin has worked at Raymond James since […]


Come tocon Saturday, December 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Art-in-the-Glades when hand-made crafts and local artworks will be on offer. Let the kiddies play on the swings in McLeod Park while you browse among the booths under the pavilion and then enjoy hotdogs and baked goods for lunch while you listen to live music. Vendors are invited to set […]