Center for the Arts Presents: Rock Paper Scissors


Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to Rock Paper Scissors, an exhibition of work by three artists that will be on view at Marco Island Center for the Arts in the Lauritzen & Rush Galleries at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island from May 4 through May 29, 2018.   The exhibition reception called “Second Tuesday” is from […]

Local Business Owners Increase Cash Flow and Profits With Perfect Accounting Practices


“The profitability of local small businesses in Naples is directly increased by a professional accountant or bookkeeper who understands and keeps current on changing tax laws and accepted accounting principles, who can monitor the financial records of the business correctly, and show the business owner ways to increase the cash flow of their business,” says Kathleen Lettau, CEO and Founder […]

Nesting Waterbirds Need Space


It’s nesting season for Florida’s waterbirds, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Audubon Florida are reminding beachgoers and boaters to give these birds and their young space to help keep them safe. “This is a critical time of year for nesting birds and their young,” said Craig Faulhaber, avian conservation coordinator for the FWC. “By taking […]

Pack 234 Races at the Pinewood Derby


The Cub Scouts from Pack 234 recently held their annual Pinewood Derby at Mackle Park on Marco Island. This is the 65th year for the Pinewood Derby for the Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts from Troop 234 assisted, earning community service hours. The scouts had fun racing the cars that they had built with their families, to earn patches […]

Fueling a Passion For Hot Rods


There is a saying with rodders, “If you want to sell it, paint it red, if you want to keep it, paint it black.” So, what color should you paint your hot rod?  Ask any hot rodder and you won’t find an easy answer.  Historically, red, black and yellow have always been popular colors. Pete Weidner, owner of the old […]

Win $5,000 in the Lionfish Challenge!


Attention recreational and commercial lionfish hunters: Registration for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) 2018 Lionfish Challenge is open. Register at MyFWC.com/Lionfish. This year’s Challenge begins on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day, May 19, and will run through September 3. Join us for the Challenge kickoff at the Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival and the Lionfish World […]

Ready, Set, Wear It!


On May 19, 2018, boating safety educators, marine enforcement officials, politicians, media, and the public will gather across North America to raise public awareness of the importance of life jacket wear and general boating safety practices. The event is being done to officially launch National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 19 – 25 this year. This timing positions […]

Apple Blossom Awards and Kiwanis Club Recognize Excellence in Teaching


Priority One for Kiwanis Clubs world-wide involves projects and support for initiatives designed to benefit the youngest members of our communities, newborns to age five. The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island’s involvement with Priority One locally has historically funded materials for early learning centers, drowning prevention programs, the Literacy Buddy project, and post-Irma support for families of young children, among […]

New Program to help Alzheimer’s, Dementia Caregivers


Information is the most powerful tool. That rings especially true for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, many of whom lack formal training. Naples Senior Center at JFCS is dedicated to filling that knowledge gap through a new series of Caregiver Boot Camps provided at no charge through a Southwest Florida Community Foundation grant. The workshops will provide […]

MIAAOR and NABOR Voting on Merger


Members of the Marco Island Area Association of REALTORS® (MIAAOR®) and Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) will vote to either approve or deny a strategic merger of the two long-time independent Collier County-based REALTOR® member organizations in late May. If approved by members of both boards, the combined entity would serve over 7,000 active members in Collier County. The […]