6-Month Report from the City Council Chairman

City council elections took place six months ago, so this is a good occasion to take a look at what has been accomplished over the past half year, and what the Marco Island community can expect in the next six months. City council authorized a nationwide search for a new city manager, and we should attract an incredible person for […]


Yes! If you don’t have health insurance you can die. The question we need to ask is why? Every developed country believes it is a “right.” When will our congress see the “light?” Additional money needs to come from the budget book. Into a multi-trillion dollar budget we must look. Does the budget reflect the things in which we believe? […]

Kevin Williams Construction Takes the LEED With Sea Glass Marco

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an international standard of excellence in green construction. Based on adherence to prerequisites of required elements or green-building strategies, and credits of optional elements and strategies, LEED construction projects earn points toward certification. Based on credits that are developed through rounds of public comments and the collaboration of the U.S. Green Building […]

A Tale of Love and Commitment

MIA’s Damon Coiro is motivated by both

On April 21, Marco Island Academy (MIA) Chairman, Jane Watt, announced the appointment of head football coach, Damon Coiro (pronounced Kor-ee-o), to the position of Athletic Director. Coiro will be taking over for Kelly Monnot, who will now be able to devote full time to her responsibilities as Dean of Students and Facilities Manager. Coiro is also being tasked as […]

Project Lifesaver Now on Marco

The realtors at Keller Williams on Marco Island donate time, talent and treasures in many ways. One such undertaking will assist local law enforcement to benefit all age groups and will help locate individuals who may have a habit of wandering away from home due to challenges beyond their control. On Tuesday, May 16th the realtors from that office made […]

Best Summer Ever at the Y

The “best summer ever” is right around the corner and the Greater Marco Family is offering day and specialty camps to make sure kids and teens in East Naples and on Marco Island are adventurous, active and healthy this summer. Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore. But, for some kids summer means […]

Meet the Caxambas Republican Club VP

Originally from Michigan, Dr. Swiacki attended St. Leo University Preparatory School near Dade City, Florida. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, earned his doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed a general surgical residency and practiced surgery for 40 years in the suburban Detroit area. Certified in general surgery and medical quality/ utilization, Dr. Swiacki was […]

Nursing Scholarship Awarded

P.E.O. Chapter GT, Marco Island, established a memorial scholarship honoring Marg (Margaret) Mead. Her husband, Wayne, initiated this through a loving annual donation to Chapter GT, dedicated to a local woman studying in the nursing field. Marg Mead graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, […]

Creativity Yields Marco In Bloom Win

The 2017 Marco In Bloom results are in! Veteran landscaper and longtime Marco Island resident Peter Hughes has taken home first place in the Residential: Single Family Home category. The City of Marco Island Beautification Committee (BAC) holds the Marco In Bloom competition each year as a means of recognizing the “individuals, businesses, organizations, and neighborhoods, which make great efforts […]

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Fanciful, mischievous and absolutely mad! A tea party fit for the Mad Hatter herself. On May 13th, the City of Marco Island held its annual Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Family Church. All were invited to attend the Alice in Wonderland themed event in celebration of Mother’s Day. The tea party, now in its seventh year, was born out […]