MARCO ISLAND — The Adamski Family Charity 5k Run/Walk will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at the Marco Island Fire Department, 1280 San Marco Road, Marco Island. Adults $20. Kids $10.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit and drinks will be available for donations.
While on their way home from a July Fourth picnic Corey Adamski, with his two daughters and wife Kristina, who was also 8 months pregnant, found the joy of the holiday turned into tragedy when the was in a car accident. The entire family were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. The unborn child passed away. Register online at marcoislandsoccer.org.
‘Boot drop’ raises $1,800
On Saturday morning, the Marco Fire Department and Fire Foundation hosted a “boot drop” for the Lt. Corey Adamski family from the Naples Fire Department.
Lt. Adamski and his entire family were seriously injured when they were involved in an automobile accident July 4. Kristina Adamski, eight months pregnant, lost the child she was carrying.
Volunteers from the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation manned the drop and collected $1,800 in change, cash and checks within about four hours. In addition they will be raffling off a preseason Tampa Bay Buccaneer package for two adults and two children on this Saturday night as part of the 5K Marco Soccer League event to benefit the Adamski family.
Stonewalls Restaurant supported the effort on Saturday with pizza and cold refreshments and the Upon a Star Foundation donated the Buccaneer package for the auction this weekend night at the Marco Fire Station on San Marco Road. — Steve Stefanides/Submitted
Fishery management workshop topic
Stakeholders have the opportunity to voice concerns about South Florida Fishery management issues at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort at 5 p.m., Aug. 5.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission manages marine fisheries in state waters while the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council manage fisheries in South Florida federal waters.
Often, a daylong fishing trip in South Florida results in overlapping jurisdictions, state and federal. These workshops are a step into examining issues and fisheries management needs particular to South Florida.
East Naples, Golden Gate fire chief named Florida’s Fire Chief of the Year
The chief of the East Naples and Golden Gate fire departments has been named Florida’s Fire Chief of the Year.
Chief Kingman Schuldt was selected at an annual convention of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association. The award honors a chief who serves as an example and sets the bar for fire chiefs across the state.
The award committee considered activities and accomplishments from 2012 to the first part of 2013. In April, the Golden Gate and East Naples fire departments merged after years of consolidation discussions. Schuldt, who had been fire chief at East Naples, began to oversee both departments.
Assistant Chief Nolan Sapp said he was unaware of any other fire chiefs in Collier County receiving the honor.
“We’re very pleased that he represents both Golden Gate and East Naples and is doing a fine job with both of these organizations,” Sapp said.