Capri Fire Consolidation

By Noelle H. Lowery A storm is rocking the sleepy gulf community of Isles of Capri. This is a man-made tempest, though, fueled by a group of concerned citizens and firefighters who oppose the proposed consolidation of the Isles of Capri Fire-Rescue (ICFR) with the East Naples Fire Control Rescue District. “We want to preserve jobs, but the most […]

Punt, Pass, Cheer & Kick

By Natalie Strom Football season is finally here. The NFL Pre-season is drawing to a close, Optimist Football is in full swing andLely High and Marco Island Academy’s weekends are dedicated to the beloved sport. If that weren’t enough, the 9th Annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition, hosted at Mackle Park, is just around the corner. The fun-filled […]

Staying Safe from the “Brain-Eating Amoeba”

By Bryan Fluech UF/IFAS County Extension Director for Collier County In the past month, stories of the young boy from Glades County who lost his life due to an infection caused by an aquatic amoeba have filled local headlines. Living in Florida, where summertime activities often including playing in around the water, people have understandably had questions about this microscopic […]

Marco utility bond deal a hot ticket

By Noelle H. Lowery Last week, the city of Marco Island was one of the hottest investment opportunities in the financial world, and, no, we are not talking about the island’s gulf-front real estate. The draw was the Marco Island Utility System Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2013. Investors lined up to purchase a portion of the $62 million bond […]

Moore Family Makes Special Visit to Marco Marriott

By Jane A. Marlowe The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort hosted the Moore Family of Simsbury, Ct. for a week in August. The Marriott learned about Kevin Moore’s wish to vacation on the beach from Make A Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to people who have suffered grave illness. Kevin was discharged recently from the Middletown Children’s Hospital in Middletown, […]