Partner In Command Class

Submitted If you’re the captain of a boat, what is the outcome if something happens to you on the water? Can your partner get help? Are they able to drive the boat? To be prepared, captains and their first mates should attend the “Partner in Command” seminar. The seminar is presented by the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron and […]

Toni’s Back!

By Don Manley Toni Mezzoline has returned to real estate sales on Marco Island as an agent handling the Marco and Naples markets for Downing-Frye Realty, in Naples. For 16 years, she was the general manager at Porky’s Last Stand, until its 2012 closure. Mezzoline was a real estate agent on the island from 1986 until 1999, when she joined […]

Bob Zottola Jazz Trio to Perform

Submitted The Bob Zottola Jazz Trio will be performing at the Marco Island Center for the Arts on January 24, 2016 at 4 PM, as part of the Center’s Intimate Concert Series. Bob Zottola is well known to jazz musicians and fans in Southwest Florida. Zottola has played with many musical legends including Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and […]

WVOI Adds Veterans Show to Line-up

Submitted For Don Finkle and Gary Carter it’s for the love of veterans everywhere, the two along with varied guests were broadcasting from a single AM radio station at Arcadia Florida every Friday morning for an hour with information vets could use. Then their luck changed. Marco Island radio stations WVOI 98.1 FM and 1480 AM picked up the show […]

Improvements at Freedom Fountain

Submitted Visitors have no doubt noticed the most recent improvements made at the Freedom Fountain in Veterans Community Park. The walkway leading to the fountain is now accented on either side by rows of variegated arboricola, an easily maintained, tropical evergreen shrub with bright yellow and green leaves. The drought-resistant plants, 90 in all, were installed recently by Affordable Landscaping, […]

OCMI Soccer Championships

By Meghan Bonos For the first time in Marco Island Optimist Soccer history, the soccer program crowned two 1st place champions (U10 and U12 Girls) and a second place runner up (U9 boys) in the Lee County Recreational League County Cup Tournament. The Optimist Club teams, named the Marco Island Sharks, advanced all five of their recreational travel teams to […]

Marco’s Got Talent!

By Samantha Husted On December 29, the Marco Island Center for the Arts presented their second annual “Marco’s Got Talent!” event. Marco’s most talented kids, ages 6 to 18, performed in front of an audience of family members and friends, original songs, dances, piano numbers and even a jump rope routine. “Since the kids on the island were out […]

Yoga Class Benefits Beach Advisory Committee

By Samantha Husted On January 3rd yoga instructors Debby, Megan and Laurie of Marco Island Yoga held a special, all levels yoga class on South Beach. All proceeds from the event went to the Marco Island Beach Advisory Committee in their effort to educate Marco’s youth on the importance of beach stewardship. Though the weather was overcast and a […]

Four Ways to Experience the Fakahatchee

Submitted This January, you can experience the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve four different ways. Wet or dry, walking or riding, it’s your choice with the Friends of Fakahatchee adventures scheduled throughout the month. Most visitors to the 85,000-acre park east of Naples find the Ghost Rider Tram Tour the best introduction to Florida’s largest and most remote state park. A naturalist leads […]

Master Naturalist and Alligator Visit Rose Auditorium

Submitted You see them sunning themselves along the highway or hear about them visiting a neighbor’s pool. But what do you really know about our Everglades neighbor—the Florida alligator? Master naturalist Bob McConville continues his series of wildlife lectures on January 13th in Rose History Auditorium, this time focusing on the habits and habitat of this formidable reptile. The lecture, […]