Florida Hot Rods And Hogs Show

Mark Sunday, December 4, on your calendar to attend the largest single day car and bike show in Florida! The Florida Hot Rods and Hogs car and bike show will be held at the Lee Civic Center, Fort Myers. The one-day event is sponsored by Seminole Immokalee Casino and will have 105 acres of show cars and bikes. In addition, […]

Home BancShares, Inc. and Centennial Bank Announce Agreement to Acquire Vision Bank Branch Locations

Centennial Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Home BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ GS:  HOMB), announced today the signing of a definitive  agreement to acquire all of the banking locations of Vision Bank (“Vision”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly traded Park National Corporation (“Park”), ticker  symbol PRK. Vision’s main office is located in Panama City, Florida.  This is a strategic expansion for Home […]

Adult Softball

The City of Marco Island Adult Softball season got underway on Nov 10 with games being played at both Winterberry Park and Tommy Barfield ball field. This year there will be 8 teams competing every Thursday night at 6:15 and 7:30 pm. This year’s teams are Cocomo’s, Davinci’s, Joey Pizza, Nacho Mama’s, Islander Pool, Marco Island Brewery, NeNe Kitchen and […]

Learn about the Monroe Station & the Trail

When the Tamiami Trail was completed across the Everglades in 1928, Barron Collier set up six patrol stations along the road to help motorists. One of these historic buildings is Monroe Station, once a popular wayside stop in the desolate Big Cypress east of Ochopee. It became a popular meeting place for hunters who still leave their trucks there when negotiating the […]

Marco Island Property Owners

The intent of Marco Island Homeowners is to act as an advocate for ALL property owners on Marco Island. To better reflect the mission statement of the organization, starting immediately, Marco Island Homeowners’ name has been changed to MARCO ISLAND PROPERTY OWNERS. This is done to dispel any misconceptions that the purpose of this mission is on behalf of single family […]

Save Vanishing Species semi-postal stamps donated to Naples Zoo

Postmaster Richard Barber (L) presents framed stamp art featuring the Save Vanishing Species semi-postal stamps to David Tetzlaff, Executive Director of the Naples Zoo. Postal customer Nancy Wilson donated the stamp art after winning it in a drawing held during National Stamp Collecting Month in October. In exchange, a membership to the Naples Zoo was provided to the Wilson family. […]

Rookery Bay

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will host an informational meeting about the new Isles of Capri Paddle Craft Park from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. The park, which is expected to open in January, will provide an opportunity for people using non-motorized vessels such as […]

Caxambas Republican Club

The Caxambas Republican Club of Southwest Florida announces their November and December schedules as follows: Wednesday, November 23 will be a Pre-Thanksgiving Social. Wednesday, December 28 will be the December Social. All socials are held at CJ’s On the Bay on Marco Island from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Club’s General Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 13 at […]

Reminder from the Marco Island Police Department

The Marco Island Police Department would like to remind our boating neighbors to be pro-active in the prevention of the theft of fuel and other items from their boats. There are several commercially produced devices that will deter or slow thieves from stealing fuel, including locking gas caps and anti-siphon devices. While more complex and expensive, some boaters have multiple […]

Everglades holiday events

by Patricia Huff mulletrapper@gmail.com The Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center is celebrating Swamp Heritage Days. In addition to viewing selected items from the Rob Storter Collection, events include the following presentations: December 2 • 12:00-12:45PM – Fisher Folk of the Swamp by Ranger Heinrich. • 1:00-1:45PM – Smoke on the Water by Ranger Stubblebine. • 2:00-2:45PM – Songs of the Big […]