Annual SAMI Lady’s Day Regatta

Submitted Saturday, March 15, was a beautiful day for sailing, and the Sailing Association of Marco Island took advantage of it, as it held its annual Lady’s Day Regatta in the Gulf waters along Marco Island’s beach. The coastal breeze was just right to be caught in the sails and gentle enough to provide a sway of waves for the […]

Center Stage Dance Now Open

By Melinda Gray At just 22 years old, Lucy LaCava says she is living her dream. She always wanted to own her own dance studio, and on January 6, she opened Center Stage Dance Studio. She offers classes to suit all ages — including Zumba, yoga, Cardio and Ball fitness. “From ballet to ballroom, hip hop to jazz, you name […]

Help FWC – Be a Citizen Scientist

Submitted A ritual dating back millions of years takes place again this spring on Florida beaches. Spring marks horseshoe crab mating season, and biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) want the public’s help identifying spawning sites. Beachgoers likely will have the best luck spotting mating horseshoe crabs around high tide, just before, during or after a […]

John R. Wood Opens Marco Office

John R. Wood Properties has opened a new office on Marco Island at 1000 North Collier Boulevard. The 4000-square-foot office will be staffed by 30-35 Realtors and will include a John R. Wood Cyber Café™ to best serve the company’s mobile agents and transactions. “For the first time, this will give us a total presence on Marco Island,” said George […]

32 Gulfport to Face the Wrecker’s Ball

By Carol Glassman At the March meeting of the City’s Code Enforcement Board, Officer Patrick Hayman reported on the progress of a property at 32 Gulfport Court, which had been cited as a public nuisance and an unsafe structure following a serious fire and explosion that injured the home’s owner, Roberto Roque (Roberto Roque Revocable Trust) in early December 2012. […]

1 Million Acts of Kindness at TBE

By Noelle H. Lowery On a quiet, sunny Tuesday in March, Bob Votruba and his six-year-old Boston Terrier, Bogart, pulled their big blue kindness bus into the parking lot of Tommie Barfield Elementary School for a third visit in just a year. This time, the visit was extra special because Votruba was giving a special “One Million Acts of […]

Batfish Bash Raises Nearly $100k

By Renee Wilson Rookery Bay Communications Coordinator The Friends of Rookery Bay held the Fifth Annual Batfish Bash for the Bay Saturday, March 15, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center in Naples. Nearly 200 guests enjoyed a silent auction amidst the aquariums and art gallery, sunset and cocktails overlooking Henderson Creek, and a live auction followed by dinner and […]

iPhone Photos: Beyond the Selfie

By Noelle H. Lowery For iPhone users, it is no secret that their cell phone has changed the way they record the important moments in their lives. “It’s played a huge role,” says local photographer Jason Reinhart. “The iPhone has made it possible to share moments with family and friends with a simple click of the upload button.” It […]

Mackle Park Referendum Back to Council

By Noelle H. Lowery During its March 17 meeting, the Marco Island City Council voted to untable its previous discussion about the language for the proposed referendum “to determine whether to renovate and expand the indoor community center at Mackle Park.” Council will take up the discussion at future meeting, possibly on April 7. The motion — made by […]

Obituary: Tammie Lynn Yaeger

Our little Tammie Lynn Yaeger, beloved wife, mother, sister and daughter passed away peacefully on March 4, 2014, in her home in Bandera, TX, surrounded by family and friends. Tammie bravely fought cancer for nearly a year and a half before her passing. Tammie was born January 8, 1963, in Copley, OH, to Harold and Lilly Bennett. Tammie moved to […]