The Arts and Alzheimer’s

Life Long Learning at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts to offer innovative six week program for people challenged by Alzheimer’s and other associated dementias: ~The Arts and Alzheimer’s~ The program will feature visits to the Patty & Jay Baker Museum with Philharmonic musicians alternatively with studio arts activities & talks with local artists and educators at the Toni Stabile […]


SATURDAY, MARCH 9 – SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.   Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park will open for spring break, Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, March 17, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.   The park is offering a special discount for spring break for Collier County residents. Residents with a Florida driver’s license showing a Collier County address […]

Marco Island Charter Middle School Open Enrollment Period

Marco Island Charter Middle School announces the Open Enrollment Period for admission to the school for the 2013-14 school year to be held from March 4 until 3:00 p.m. of March 22.  Applications to enroll in next year’s sixth, seventh and eighth grades can be obtained on March 4 and anytime thereafter from school or by going on the school’s […]

“Music for the Soul” Concert Series at Marco Presbyterian Church

The final “Music for the Soul” concert will be 6 p.m., March 10.  The organ and piano duo of Babs Hillenbrand and Marv Hollenbeck will play favorite hymn arrangements on the church’s grand instruments, the three-manual Allen Organ and the seven foot six inch Yamaha Grand Piano.  Local music teachers, Sandy and John Stein, playing a variety of musical styles from sacred […]

Equal Rights to End Violence: VAWA

Until we all have equal rights and equal protections under the law, we will not eliminate violence. Currently, the US Senate has passed a comprehensive Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), S 47, that expands protections to address the face of the domestic violence epidemic in our nation today. Meanwhile, the US House of Representatives, also comprised of men and women […]


The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on Tuesday, Feb. 26 endorsed a four-month plan to accept local projects eligible for RESTORE Act funding, compensation for the tragic Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire in April 2010 that killed 11 workers and spilled about 200 million gallons of oil unabated into the Gulf of Mexico. Until the civil penalties are settled in […]

Big Cypress National Preserve

Meet Author Marya Repko and Learn About “the Amazing Deaconess of the Everglades”  On Saturday, March 16, from 1:00-3:00 pm local historian and author, Marya Repko, will give an illustrated presentation at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center about Deaconess Harriet Bedell, missionary to the Seminoles in the Everglades, who was canonized by the Episcopal Church in 2009. She will […]

Adult Softball 2/28/2013

In games last week,  Kretch’s stayed hot winning its third in a row , this time defeating Marco Island Vacation Properties 19 to 4. Wally Kroschel led Kretch’s with 3 hits including a HR. Christian Polanco added 4 hits of his own with a triple, and Bruce Kretschmer added four singles.  Chris O’Connor and Mike Graczyk led MIVP with two […]

Bingo at the YMCA

Noreen Carr of Cape Cod, Mass and Miss Dottie Noreen won 4 different BINGO games during the Tuesday Afternoon BINGO at the YMCA.

Ochopee Post Office Turns Red

First there was pink and now RED!  When a representative from the American Heart Association saw the Ochopee Post Office painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month she approached Manager of Postal Operations Richard Barber with a request.  The American Heart Association was searching for local landmarks in the Collier county community to trim in red lights for American Heart […]