LTE: Deal With Your Own Community

I am tired of reading letters and commentaries from Mr. Marv Easton, self proclaimed expert for our quest to obtain a COPCN. All of a sudden he cares about Marco Island? He is Dr. Tober’s friend and neighbor and lives in a high end district in Naples. Where was he the last 15 years while we struggled? This is not […]

Editorial & Opinion | Danielle

More Straight Talk

I’ve often spoken of what it takes to make a community great. It really has little or no connection with buildings, organizations or the overall monetary value of land it sits on. None of this really matters in the long run in life. I’ve known people that think their value as a member of a community or organization is directly […]

Planning Board Faces Future Challenges

The State of Florida mandates that each governmental entity must have a Planning Board or Advisory Committee to deal with the issues surrounding growth within its community. It is the only advisory committee with that distinction. That mandate is a recognition by the state of Florida of the importance that a sound process of planning for growth and the impact […]

2018-07-20 E-Edition

City Council Honors, Recognizes and Deliberates

Marco Island City Council recognized several key personnel at its Monday evening meeting and accepted a donation check from the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce for the annual July 4th fireworks celebration. Executive Director of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, Dianna Dohm, presented the council with a check for $20,000 to help defer the $52,000 pyrotechnic display which is […]

Cooking Class with Friends

Summertime in Marco Island allows its residents to explore hobbies and cultivate new experiences without the large crowds from season. The Marco Island Woman’s Club (MIWC) recently held its Vini and Friends Cooking Class hosted by CJ’s on the Bay’s General Manager, Chef Laura Owen. “I decided to do a real summer menu because most of this stuff you can […]

Rookery Bay Research Partners With Universities

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve announces new collaborations with Duke University and the University of South Florida (USF) to conduct research on Rookery Bay lands and waters. The projects are supported by two National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative catalyst grants of $114,000 to Duke University and $182,000 to USF. “These projects will provide important information about ecosystem […]

By Land or by Sea | Marco Island Officers Train For Emergencies on the Water

Some of the more than 120 miles of roadways around Marco Island abut our wonderful waterways and pristine beaches, which may on occasion present a challenge to first responders. Whether it be fishing, swimming, boating or just sitting in a tube or laying on a raft, the water is a great attraction for all to enjoy. This great asset also […]

Marco Island Real Estate Report June 2018 Inventory Down From Last Year


The inventory of homes, lots and condos for sale on Marco Island totaled nine-hundred twenty-seven (927), down 11% from a year ago. A total of one-hundred one (101) properties sold in June, down 5% from June last year. Total dollar volume sold was $73.6 million, down 2% from June last year. One-hundred ten (110) new listings came on the market […]

Wesley United Methodist Church Welcomes New Pastor

On any given Sunday, the Wesley United Methodist Church offers a contemporary service at 9 AM and a traditional service at 10:30 AM with Sunday school classes offered at the coinciding times; however, on Sunday, July 8th, they held a special 10 AM combined service followed by a welcome reception to officially greet Reverend Bill Fisackerly and his family to […]