Free Shuttle to Festival

A free shuttle service will be provided for those attending the Fifth Annual Marco Island Seafood AND MUSIC Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24th. The festival is a joint effort between the Sunrise Rotary Club, the Noontime Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club and supports the charitable giving of the three clubs. The shuttle service starts and […]

Whitefly Workshop

Dr. Doug Caldwell of the University of Florida will offer a presentation on the whitefly infestation on Marco Island Wednesday, April 10th at 2 PM. The workshop is sponsored by the City of Marco Island, UF-IFAS, Affordable Landscaping and Arborjet, Inc., and will be held at the Community Meeting Room at 51 Bald Eagle Drive. The Rugose Spiraling Whitefly has […]

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JCMI and The Dead Sea Scrolls

By Jane A. Marlowe The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island presented a fascinating program about The Dead Sea Scrolls on Wednesday, March 6th, as the third event in the Saul I. Stern Cultural Series. The series is in its 19th year, a record for a cultural program of this nature. The Marcia Stern Educational and Cultural Trust, established by the […]

Cub Scouts Derby Races

On February 28th, Cub Scouts Pack 234 held their annual Pinewood Derby Races at the Wesley United Methodist Church. Pictured above are: (left to right) James Mueller, Aiden Morgan, Robbie Boccard, AJ Hobbs, Brodie Holdsworth, James Burns, Declan Keefe and Connor Flaherty. AJ Hobbs, James Burns and Declan Keefe placed highest in their rank to send their cars to compete […]

Calusa Garden Club goes Florida Friendly

On Monday, March 11th, Mike Malloy, local landscape, garden and butterfly expert, presented a power point program to Marco Island’s Calusa Garden Club. Prior to the program, Mike autographed copies of his books for garden club members. The program, entitled “Florida Friendly Gardening & Landscaping” showed the effects of too much water and fertilizer on Florida Friendly plants. During the […]

Gema Pearl’s “Mirror Mirror” Rocks!

So good to be enjoying these cooler days and chilly nights, mostly because I know they won’t last for long. At least not down here, “South of where they thought south was…” Now, Music Notes doesn’t generally review albums, but, earlier this week, the brand new CD, “Mirror Mirror,” by local musician Gema Pearl, appeared on my desk. I had the […]

Learning to lose with dignity… when ‘less is more’

Let’s set up the usual scenario: We have a weekly CTA/USTA league match and many of the spouses and coaches are observing the contest. Most of the time, the fans are relaxed and they are able to enjoy the action and cheer for both teams. No doubt, all of the players are heavily invested in their performances and want to […]

Football Combine Connects Players to the Next Level

A sea of red hit Mackle Park recently as young athletes had the opportunity to hone skills and refine techniques through a Football University Combine. About 300 kids from Collier and Lee counties, Miami and even West Palm Beach attended the free event. The event was sponsored locally by the Marco Island Optimists whose football league recently joined the Southwest […]

Easter is Here!

In a few days we will all celebrate Easter. Easter Sunday is the Christian festival honoring Christ’s resurrection and in the Western world, Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs after the first day of spring. This year, Easter is on Sunday, March 31. Take any festival and you will find that its roots can […]