NOAA briefly opens red snapper fishing in South Atlantic

Agency sets limited recreational and commercial seasons for September 2012 NOAA Fisheries today approved an emergency action to temporarily open recreational and commercial red snapper fishing in the South Atlantic region – federal waters off North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida’s east coast. The recreational season will open for two consecutive weekends of Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from September […]

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in September and Receive 10 Free Live Oak Trees for Planting in Florida

Everyone from Florida who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive TEN free live oak trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees for the benefit of the environment and quality-of-life. With one million members, the Arbor Day Foundation is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated […]

Important Wetland Gains Achieved in Mirasol Settlement near Corkscrew Sanctuary

Five conservation groups achieved hundreds of acres of additional wetland protection and restoration in a landmark settlement over the Mirasol project, a proposed golf course development in northern Collier County they had opposed and litigated for almost a decade.   The settlement, with landowner IM Collier Joint Venture and developer Taylor Morrison, Inc., follows on the groups’ previous settlement, with a […]

SCORE of Naples and IBERIABANK Partner to Host Small Business Seminar Series: First Session Addresses Financial Management Tools for Small Businesses

IBERIABANK (, a 125-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, continues the “i Gives Back” community outreach program by announcing a partnership with SCORE of Naples to host a series of seminars aimed at helping small businesses. The first in the series is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at IBERIABANK’s headquarters located at 2150 Goodlette Road in […]

Marco Shores Water Customers NOTICE

The Collier County Water Department will be temporarily changing the disinfection process for the Collier County Water District potable (drinking) water supply. From September 9th to October 14th, the Collier County Water Department will disinfect the water with free chlorine rather than combined chlorine/ammonia (chloramines). This conversion to free chlorine (which is a stronger disinfectant) from chloramines (which is a longer […]

Fashion For Her Will Help Save Women’s Lives in Southwest Florida

Make your happy hour count on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Dr. D’Latinos Magazine and Fifth Third Bank will cooperatively host a benefit for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” The Second Annual Fashion for Her event will showcase models parading the latest fashions by celebrity designers Rosita Hurtado, accompanied by Lisu Vega, Maria Lepe and […]


I-75: Recreational access area on Alligator Alley: Construction project — Crews are building a recreational access facility that includes a boat ramp and parking lot with fencing and lighting. Work involves widening and resurfacing the facility’s roadway, making drainage improvements, and adding intelligent transportation system components and a high-tension cable barrier system on I-75 in this area. Crews will have daily lane closures […]


Collier County Public Library is promoting library card sign-up month with the slogan “The Smartest Card: Get It, Use It, @ Your Library!” A library card is the smartest card for many reasons; like, for the access it provides to a wide spectrum of reliable information resources, and for the value it provides to every cardholder. Customers can borrow rather […]

Gary Ozak Receives Edward Jones Award for Exceptional Achievement in Building Client Relationships

Gary Ozak of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Marco Island recently won the firm’s Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. “It’s truly an honor to be recognized for building relationships with those clients we serve,” said Ozak. “And it is also quite inspirational to receive an award named after a firm legend such as Edward Jones Sr. who was so innovative […]

Marco Players Auditions

Plaza Suite Performances: November 7 thru November 25th, 2012 Auditions: September 10 & 11, 2012 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Cast Requirements 4 women: various ages 6 men: various ages Rehearsals Begin: October 1, 2012 Dress Rehearsal: November 4, 2012 8:00 pm Preview: November 5, 2012 8:00 pm Comedy by Neil Simon Directed by: Richard Joyce Plaza Suite is about what happens in the lives of different […]