Derby Day was in Full Bloom on Marco Island


On Saturday, May 6, over 250 festive islanders attended Talk Derby to Me at Sunset Grille to celebrate the 143rd Kentucky Derby. More than $20,000 was raised for the Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS). For $500, V.I.P. guests enjoyed early V.I.P. seating, admission for 4, a pre-party with appetizers, two drinks per person, a Kentucky Derbystyle buffet, and a […]

Cub Scouts Launch Rockets

Cub Scout Pack 234 held its annual Rocket Launch at Winterberry Park . The scouts built their rockets with their parents, and members of Troop 234 helped to install the engines and prepare the rockets for launch. The Webelos II, who will be transitioning into Boy Scouts this month, also launched rockets powered by vinegar and baking soda.

Kentucky Derby Party at LaTavola

Attendees of the Kentucky Derby Party at LaTavola Restaurant and Bar were welcomed with a glass of champagne and had their photograph taken on the “red carpet.” The crowd enjoyed mint julips and discussed who they were rooting on to win. Ladies wore their most colorful hats and fascinators, and many had personally embellished or adorned the crown with extra […]

Hats and Horses at MIYC

The Marco Island Yacht Club held its 2nd Annual “Hats and Horses” Kentucky Derby Day Celebration. This year’s theme was “Run for the Roses” and participants enjoyed Derby Day Mint Juleps and hors d’oeuvres as they handicapped the race and made their bets. Following the race, everyone enjoyed an Old Kentucky Home dinner topped off with a slice of Chocolate […]

Woman’s Club Donates to MIHS

Executive Director of the Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) Pat Rutledge was surprised by a generous donation of $2,000 in support of the Society’s Education Committee from the Marco Island Woman’s Club, presented by Gayle Thawley. Submitted Photo

Tutu’s for Charity

Scholarships Awarded to Students and Aspiring Artists


An intimate group of family, friends, and teachers gathered at the Marco Island Center for the Arts on Friday, April 28th, to support winners of the High School Student Scholarship & Merit Competition as they accepted their awards. Art made by high school students from Collier County filled the galleries and surrounded the reception with a textured and moody atmosphere. […]

Yacht Club Members Pack the House at the Marco Players Theater

Celebrating Together

Royal Marco Cats and Marco Rubies Red Hats celebrate together. The Queens and their courts gathered for a birthday celebration at SpeakEasy. Dory Hertel – Queen Royal Marco Cats and Jan Martin – Queen Marco Rubies. Royal Marco Cats formed their group 14 years ago; Marco Rubies, 18 years.

Bounty of the ‘Glades