Letter to the Editor: Guns in America

Says the Leader of the House, “We don’t want to be hasty and take away someone’s Civil Rights.” What about the Civil Rights of these 17 and the other dead children? Are we not responsible for the kids that go to our schools? “The killer is mentally disturbed they say.” But still he could buy a gun! Is there no […]


Letter to the Editor: REBUTTAL Commentary 

Dear Editor, As both a new full-time resident of Marco Island and a member of the “Fire Rescue Foundation”, please accept my letter as rebuttal to the “Letters to the Editor” published on February 12, 2018 (Marco Eagle) and February 14, 2018 (Naples Daily News) questioning the need for Marco Island to have its own EMS/Ambulance Service(s). Having personally attended […]

2018-02-16 E-Edition

Lending a Helping Hand

Tara O’Neill likens the recent visit by members of an AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team to her hurricane-damaged, Goodland home to a celestial encounter. “My experience was like being visited by angels, young, strong, energetic, hardworking, angels,” she said. “I brought them donuts the first day, and lunch the second day and they acted like I was doing them the favor. […]


The Gala The Event of the Season:

The Gala benefitting the Marco Island Center for the Arts, a highly anticipated annual event on Marco Island, will take place on Saturday, February 24 at 6 PM at the Island Country Club. The Gala, themed “Once Upon a Time,” will be a memorable evening of dinner, dancing, and a silent and live auction. Attendees can expect an unforgettable evening […]

Council Tries to Understand the Numbers

On one side of the dais, you had a fire chief looking to finalize a contract and move forward to have a station built to replace one damaged from a 2016 fire. On the other side of that dais, you had a city council faced with paying for something, but wanting a better understanding of the finances. This was especially […]

Students Go Behind the Scenes at Water Plants

The City of Marco Island Water and Sewer Department has struck an unlikely friendship. For past few years, the department has partnered with the First Baptist Academy, a Christian private school located in Naples. They came together with two goals in mind: education and community outreach. Each year, about 50 tenth grade chemistry students are invited by the Water and […]

Brechnitz Retained as Planning Chairman

In a departure from the norm, the Marco Island Planning Board skipped the elevation of the sitting vice-chair to that of chairman after one year. Although nothing is set in stone, it has been tradition that one would only serve one year as chairman and then see the vice-chair assume that role. At the recent meeting, the board had three […]

Good News All Around


First the good news… Wait a minute, there is no bad news, so I’ll just forge ahead! • Some very good news for the folks that live along U.S.41 E, east of 951/Collier Boulevard. The FDOT has informed the folks at Reflection Lakes and me, that during the summer of this year they will begin installing streets along this newly […]