In Memory of John Sidney Golec

John Sidney Golec, 62, of Marco Island, Florida, formerly of Contoocook, New Hampshire, passed away at Avow Hospice in Naples, Florida on October 29, 2018. A celebration of life and potluck will be held on December 2 from 12 to 2 PM at the Family Church Marco, 1450 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Please bring John’s favorite dish to share. Son […]

In Memory of Margot Knauerhase

Margot Knauerhase, 84, of Marco Island, Florida, and Harleysville, Pennsylvania, died on November 4, 2018, at the Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Margot was born in Magdeburg, Germany, and she emigrated to the United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1952. Already engaged to Gerold Knauerhase, they were married almost immediately after she “got off the boat.” They had been married almost […]

Marco Island Receives Life Safety Award

Recently, the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort was not only the setting for a very special award ceremony, but was one of the honored recipients as well. Resideo Technologies and Honeywell Building Technologies co-hosted its annual security dealer conference CONNECT in Marco Island. For over 20 years, the life safety presentation at CONNECT has honored citizens, firefighters, EMS and […]

Commercial Development is Active on Marco

Commercial development and redevelopment are humming right along as new business and existing ones are coming forward to improve the goods and services they offer to Marco Island residents. One of the first stops along that process lies in working with city staff before those plans reach both the planning board and city council for their final stamps of approval. […]

Marco Island City Council Update

The Marco Island City Council would convene for its first meeting since the elections that saw three newly-elected councilors take their seats. Erik Brechnitz, Victor Rios and Sam Young would take their seats next to Councilors Jared Grifoni, Larry Honig, Howard Reed and Charlette Roman. Erik Brechnitz would be elected chairman for the next year and Victor Rios would fill […]

County Office Reopening on Marco

Just in time for property tax season, the Collier County Tax Collector Marco Island Branch Office held an official reopening. The facility was closed from August 28 through October 23 while undergoing renovations. During this period, temporary offices operated at the Rose Hall auditorium and the Marco Island Library. Renovations include new cabinetry, desks for the clerks, a waiting area, […]

Fire Foundation & Marco Patriots Donate to Panhandle

Marco Islanders have not forgotten the wrath that a huge hurricane can bring to a community.  The stress and hardship that can be forced upon residents, first responders and the communities they live within was not far out of their minds as Hurricane Michael bore down on the fragile Panhandle area of the state. Already islanders from the Marco Patriots […]

MIPD Tests Officer Candidates

The City of Marco Island is conducting a wide-ranging testing and evaluation process of candidates for the Marco Island Police Department (MIPD), as they prepare an eligibility list for hiring new officers. That procedure involves a detailed application, which begins a multi-stage process to choose potential new officers. Based upon their responses to the written application, successful applicants will then […]

Students Gain Appreciation of Our Underwater World

Seacrest Country Day School students recently gained a glimpse into the wonders and importance of the world’s oceans through the eyes of Sylvia Earle of National Geographic. Earle, National Geographic’s Rosemary and Roger Enrico Chair for Ocean Exploration, recently addressed second through 12th grade students at the school. She fielded questions at the conclusion of her remarks, and also toured […]

Restaurant News From East Naples


My goodness, the year is rushing ahead and I feel stunned that it is this far ahead! I never had time to enjoy each and every month, and here I am all decorated for Thanksgiving, and preparing to cook for my wonderful family – which should number about 15 or so this year. It will be a cozy crowd. At […]