AAUW Turns 40

At the AAUW Spring Luncheon at Bistro Soleil, the ladies celebrated their 40th Anniversary, awarded scholarship money to six deserving Marco Island women, and installed their executive officers for 2018-2020. “We exceeded our fundraising goals in February at our Time, Talent, & Treasure Auction. We usually give $1,000 to each recipient. The goal was to give $1,500 this year. We […]

2018-04-27 E-Edition

The Trail That Transformed Southwest Florida


Where would we be without the Tamiami Trail? It transformed the face of Southwest Florida all those years ago when locals could only travel by boat to Naples or Miami. On Saturday, April 28, we are marking the 90th Anniversary of the Trail’s completion across the swamp and sawgrass with a grand celebration in Everglades City where it all began, […]

Spirit Awards Event Raises $50,000


The Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island recently held its 10th Annual Spirit of Marco Island Awards Dinner at Bistro Soleil. Honorees included Rene and Tish Champagne, Dianna Dohm, Gary Landis, Philip Penzo, Carl Titgemeier, and Lee County Electric Coop. In addition, the event raised $20,000 for college scholarships and local charitable causes and another $30,000 for wheelchairs for disabled […]

The Democratic Women’s Club of Marco Island Discuss Policy, Politics


Over 50 women attended the April meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club of Marco Island (DWCM) to discuss regional, state, and national political issues. DWCM was pleased to have in attendance high school representatives from Girl’s Learn International (GLI), a club based out of Marco Island Academy. During the 2016-2017 school year, three young women, Lauren Johnson, Lauren DeHooghe and […]

Lunacy Meets Laughter in ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’


Gulfshore Playhouse will present “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” a penny dreadful by Charles Ludlam, Saturday, April 28 through Sunday, May 20. Lunacy meets laughter in this tour-de-force performance where two actors transform from master to French maid, victim to villain, and living to “undead” at breakneck speed. Blending the best of Alfred Hitchcock, gothic melodrama and monster movies, “The […]

Rotary Sunrise Partners with Our Daily Bread for Diaper Distribution


The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise opened it’s Baby Basics Diaper Distribution Site on Marco Island in October 2016 with support and assistance from the Lutheran Church. However, with client growth and natural synergies of those supported, Sunrise Rotary has formed a partnership with Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Family Church of Marco Island to distribute their diapers on […]

Pickleball Excitement Returns to East Naples


The “must do” event of the week in Southwest Florida is the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships where East Naples Community Park has been completely transformed into Pickleball Party Central with American flags waving proudly, lining every walkway. Live music, a Margaritaville VIP Lounge, a Vendor Village, cheering fans, and that distinct popping sound of pickleball being played can be heard […]

Meet MIFA: Supporting Art on Marco


Not many people know what MIFA, the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, is all about. MIFA, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, started in 2003, with its mission to support the visual, literary and performing arts in public places in Marco Island. Although MIFA has co-sponsored many events at the Marco Island Center for the Arts on Winterberry Drive, MIFA […]

Learn to Shower Yourself with Love


Revival Yoga Fitness Studio on Marco Island will be hosting a three-hour workshop focused on exploring practical ways to embrace and share gratitude, kindness and self-love. This conversation will be led by Roy Burns, an Atlanta native now residing in Southwest Florida. Roy Burns’ eclectic background of military service and holistic practices contributes to his unique ability to facilitate engaging […]