Better to Own a Safe Than Sorry

ALL THAT GLITTERS Richard Alan It’s a fact: there have been a rash of burglaries on our safe and secure island paradise. Barely a couple of weeks go by where I face a sobbing and distraught customer describing to me what was lost due to a break-in or a “misplacement” of valuable jewelry. Try and guess how many of these […]

Center for the Arts Hosts Renaissance Academy

Submitted The Marco Island Center for the Arts will again host the Renaissance Academy’s Marco Island programs in 2016. The Renaissance Academy is an educational outreach program offered by Florida Gulf Coast University in partnership with other regional organizations sharing the goals of advancing lifelong learning, creativity and social engagement. Renaissance Academy is based on the premise that learning should […]

Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance

Submitted The event of the season, the annual Winter Wonderland Dinner/Dance hosted by the San Marco Columbiettes, will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 6:30 to 10:00 PM at the San Marco Parish Hall, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island. The dinner menu will include salad, prime rib dinner with all the trimmings, dessert and coffee with cash […]

Providence House Fundraiser

Submitted On January 18 the San Marco Catholic Church will host the Second Annual Dinner to benefit Providence House, a non-profit organization located in Naples, Florida. Providence House offers homeless women with young children the chance to create a solid foundation for a more secure future. In the United States, single women with young children represent the fastest growing segment of […]

Tree Planting at MICMS

Submitted Arbor Day is America’s National Tree Holiday, a day set aside to plant ceremonial trees, educate the public about the importance of trees and honor the role trees play in our everyday lives. To celebrate Arbor Day, the Beautification Advisory Committee of the City of Marco Island is inviting the public to a tree planting. At 10:00 AM on […]

Fire Rescue Joins Rotary KOPS Program

Submitted The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise has expanded its Kindness on Patrol Service (KOPS) program to include the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department and members of the Collier County EMS, while on assignment to Marco Island. Originally, Rotary’s KOPS program partnered solely with the Marco Island Police Department. Including fire rescue and EMS personnel will expand the opportunities […]

Classic Movie Club

On December 18th the Marco Island Classic Movie Club held their first screening at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. They showed 1948 film “Key Largo,” staring Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. Next month the club will be showing a to-be-announced Hitchcock film. Showings are free, donations suggested. Call 239-394-4221, the Marco Island Center for the Arts for more information.

PAWS Partners With Bestselling Author

Submitted People often ask how they can help our returning veterans or how they can make a difference. It’s sometimes hard to know exactly what to do as many veterans don’t show outward physical disabilities but rather suffer from invisible wounds like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries. PAWS Assistance Dogs directly impacts the needs of many […]

Teachers of Distinction

Submitted The job of molding the minds of our future leaders is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Teachers have risen to the occasion and so many have put great ideas into practice to make a difference for our students. Today, Champions For Learning highlighted those teachers by announcing the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program’s 2015-2016 Teachers of Distinction. […]

Rescue Monroe Station

Submitted Before one of the last historical icons on the Tamiami Trail falls down, a local group wants to save it. You can help them… and help yourself to a tax deduction for your charitable donation. Monroe Station is a prime example of the rest stops that Barron Collier built in 1928 to help motorists along the new gravel road […]