Help is Here for Disaster Recovery


Greater Marco Long Term Recovery (GMLTR) will be there to serve as a one-stop shop for assistance in the event of a natural disaster in Collier County. GMLTR is a coalition of local non-profit and faith-based charitable and community service groups, as well as state and national organizations. Should the need arise the new organization will enable them to work […]

Troop 234 Attends Summer Camp


Six members of the Marco Island Boy Scout Troop 234 spent a week at Camp La-No-Che in Paisley, Florida, one of the premier Boy Scout camps in the state of Florida. The scouts and two adult leaders joined about 200 scouts from across the state and one troop from Philadelphia, for a week of tent camping and adventures. The boys […]

New, Expanded Office for Engle Dentistry


Engle Dentistry has opened doors and began seeing patients at their new, modern and state-of-the-art Marco Island facility located at 1845 San Marco Road. This 4,100-square-foot building in Marco Island offers a total of eight exam rooms with two being designated for dental implant and surgical procedures. Located on the first floor, the space has a high visual impact and […]

Experience the Energy of Art


Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to the August “Power It Up: The Energy of Art” exhibition. The artwork displayed in the Lauritzen & Rush Galleries reflects the dynamism of movement, vitality and strength. Rules will be followed to express the energy of balanced control and order or artistic rules will be broken to express a personal […]

JCMI Helps Feed Local Seniors


The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI), following the Jewish custom of Tzedakah, the ethical obligation to do what is right and just, raises money to feed seniors in our community. Every Fourth of July, a Barbeque Dinner is held as a fundraiser. The money raised by our JCMI members at our barbeque is used to buy Publix gift cards, […]

Chicks Galore at Sand Dollar Island

One of the best viewing areas to see black skimmers feeding their newly hatched chicks is on Marco’s Sand Dollar Island. There you can watch both parents taking turns bringing back fish for their hungry chicks. According to Adam DiNuovo, biologist for Audubon Florida and Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, at last count there were about 400 pairs of […]

Marco’s Bike Paths Make Believers of “Show-Me” State Visitors


Missourians Tim and Leslie Trogdon speak with the enthusiasm of new believers when talking about the bicycling infrastructure on Marco Island. And the bicycling zealots—who logged over 300 miles on the island’s in-road bike lanes and shared-use paths—have a bike basket-full of stories from their two weeks of cycling. The Trogdons are not new to Marco Island, having vacationed here […]

Summer Fun For Pack 234


Cub Scouts from Pack 234 found a great way to beat the summer heat on a recent Saturday at the new Eagle Lakes Park Aquatic Center in East Naples. From water slides to cannonballs off the high dive, the scouts, and even parents and leaders, had a blast in the pools. The Cub Scout Program is geared toward scouts and […]

Local Governments Encouraged to Conserve Gopher Tortoises


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding regional workshops to present information on opportunities for local governments to help conserve gopher tortoises in Florida. A workshop is scheduled for August 7 from 9 AM to noon at the Collier County Growth Management Department, located at 2800 N. Horseshoe Drive, Naples. The goal of these workshops is to […]

Getting Ready to ‘Light Up For Christmas’


The 2018 Decorating Committee recently met at the Esplanade to celebrate their annual Christmas in July and prepare for this year’s Christmas House and Business Decorating Contest. Committee Co-Chairs Dave and Jeanne Rice have announced the schedule for this year’s event. Preliminary Judging will begin on December 10 and 11 from 6:30 to 9 PM. For the House Decorating Contest, […]