Art at the Marco Island Library

Now through January, the artwork of artist Nolberto Gilespie will be both exhibited and for sale at the Marco Island Public Library on Heathwood Drive. Monthly art shows are a collaboration between the library and the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Nolberto, a member of the Echota Cherokee tribe of Alabama, uses his art, not only as a means […]

Explore Nature Your Way at the Festival of Birds

Area Dolphins Take to the World Stage


Marine mammals…everybody has heard of them and many area residents are very familiar with some of them. Worldwide they are classified into four groups: Cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions and walruses), Sirenians (manatees and dugongs) and Marine Fissipeds (polar bears and sea otters). There are over 70 species of Cetaceans that spend their entire lives in […]

Historical Museum, Fiala Recieve Recognition

The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) and Museum (MIHM) were recently recognized by both the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) for work related to the museum’s newest permanent exhibit – The Pioneer Era: A Tale of Two Villages – which debuted in January 2017. The exhibit, which chronicles Marco Island’s “pioneer era” between 1870 […]

Rookery Bay Plans Festival of Birds

Join Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve from January 12- 14 for the Festival of Birds, an event that invites guests to explore the local environment through programs and guided field trips to wildlife hot spots. Dozens of field trips, including birding walks, buggy rides and boat tours will be offered by area partners. Trips range in price from $20 […]

There’s More to the Story

BINGO at JCMI FWC Law Enforcement Collier Officer Plussa responded to an overnight callout involving a 10-foot alligator that had entered a residential garage and was damaging property. Officer Plussa and Nuisance Alligator Trapper Ray Simonsen responded to the residence to find a crowd of people and several local deputies in the street and driveway. Officer Plussa cleared the area […]

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