May’s Beach Clean-Up is The First Since Beach Closing


May 9th was the first beach clean-up at South Beach since Collier County closed its beaches on March 19. See the full story and find out what’s been going on Marco’s Beaches, along with photos!

Parks and Recreation Surveying Public Interest in Summer Camp Program


The City of Marco Island’s Parks and Recreation staff is surveying the local community in an effort to gauge interest in summer camp programs for 2020. If you’re interested, or want to learn more, read the full article here.

The Marco Memory Project


The Marco Island Historical Society is seeking the public’s help to identify photos from Marco’s history in the Marco Memory Project.

How To Ruin A Beautiful Holiday

More Straight Talk

Steve Stefanides writes about Mother’s Day and the disaster it had on Marco’s Beaches in his column, More Straight Talk.

Five Vie for Interim Council Seat


When former councilor Sam Young unexpectedly resigned from the seat he held after only eighteen months, the Marco City Council was obliged to fill that vacancy for the next five months until the election in November 2020. At that time, citizens will be called upon to elect a candidate for the 2 years remaining on Young’s term, as well as vote on candidates to fill four […]

Creative Wraps Program Deadline Extended


Due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus, the deadline for the Creative Wraps Project has been extended. The full details can be found here.

New YMCA Profile Series

Stephanie Pepper

A look at the South Collier YMCA Youth Development Manager Stephanie Pepper. See the full interview story here.

05-14-20 E-Edition

Burrows Collapsed for A Second Time


In an unfortunate turn of events, another collapsed burrowing owl burrow has been discovered. The full story, along with photos of the event, can be read here.

City Loses Arbitration Case Against Officer


Earlier last week an arbitrator came forward and ruled that the City of Marco Island would have to restore formerly dismissed police officer Tige Thompson to his position as a patrolman with the island department. Marco Island also must compensate Thompson for back pay since his May 2019 dismissal.  Last year, Thompson was terminated from his position by former Acting City Manager David Harden, following an internal investigation. That investigation was initiated by former Police Chief Al […]