Collier County, Naples leaders at odds over extent beaches need renourishing
Published 4/2/2013 at 8:17 p.m. 0 comments
A sand storm is brewing across the Naples city line in Collier County as the county lays the groundwork for a major beach renourishment project this year.
Aquaculture not popular in Collier, but Goodland clam farmer sees food in future
Published 3/24/2013 at 8:00 a.m. 0 comments
Nick Lemke couldn’t believe his eyes when he dove into the waters of Gullivan Bay to check out the fruits of his aquaculture labors this year.
Cruising into history – Boat tour to Fakahatchee Island highlights wild past and present
Published 3/21/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Surrounded by our creature comforts, it can be almost unfathomable just how rugged and isolated life was for the pioneers who lived in this area just 100 years ago. There is an excursion boat, though, that can give you a ...
Dead manatee in Marco waters adds to record year for red tide-caused deaths
Published 3/15/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 3 comments
When a young manatee washed up on a Marco Island beach this week, it was the latest victim of the devastating effects of red tide hitting Southwest Florida waters.
Sifting through the past: Volunteers become archaeologists in Marco Island's 'Big Sift'
Published 3/14/2013 at 1:24 p.m. 1 comment
For people apparently a lot of them who harbored fantasies of being an archaeologist, the lure was irresistible. The call went out for volunteers to assist in the “Big Sift,” culling through material unearthed in ancient Native American middens on ...
Marco in Bloom calls for entries; Marco Island Beautification Committee hears ways to reduce watering costs
Published 3/7/2013 at 11:38 a.m. 0 comments
Marco in Bloom, a citywide landscaping contest, is open to those with green thumbs aching to be noticed and proud of it. Linda Colombo is spearheading the event for the Beautification Advisory Committee. She reported Wednesday the contest is wide ...
Two bears too much to bear for East Naples community
Published 2/27/2013 at 5:15 a.m. 0 comments
Two bears described as "enormous" broke into the screened porch of a 90-year-old East Naples woman's home Tuesday morning, tearing through screens and plastic windows, and dislodging metal panels.
TDC backs offering $350,000 for Hideaway Beach work on Marco Island
Published 2/26/2013 at 5:15 a.m. 1 comment
In a near unanimous decision, the Collier County Tourist Development Council voted Monday to recommend the county kick in $350,000 to help pay for erosion control on a final stretch of Hideaway Beach.
Marco Island's south beach project preconstruction plans complete, work to start in March
Published 2/21/2013 at 10:28 a.m. 2 comments
Sand will start flowing in March onto Marco Island's south beach as a $1.57 million project to renourish the beach and repair breakwaters and jetties gets underway. The project will be paid for using Tourist Development Council funds. The preconstruction
A flurry of art Artists spread out over Isles of Capri, Marco Island, Goodland for Wet Paint Live
Published 2/7/2013 at 12:20 p.m. 0 comments
It was somewhere between an art safari and a scavenger hunt. Carloads of Marco Islanders toured the area on Wednesday, tracking down artists as they daubed paint on their canvases, in this years Wet Paint Live. Nineteen loc
Red tide presence strengthens along Naples beaches, but fish kills decline
Published 1/25/2013 at 5:30 a.m. 0 comments
Fewer dead fish linked to red tide are washing ashore at Naples beaches compared with several days ago, but tests indicate the microscopic algae has a stronger presence than last week, according to Collier County officials.
Gardening: Cut down on those water bills
Published 1/23/2013 at 8:12 a.m. 0 comments
This is the time of year that you can damage your landscape by watering too much. Water comprises 80 to 90 percent of the fresh weight of grass and it also plays a fundamental role in the plant metabolism. Only ...
Collier commissioners: Go full speed ahead in getting permit to clear Clam Pass
Published 1/23/2013 at 5:35 a.m. 0 comments
Paperwork could be filed by week's end to get a fast-track environmental permit to dredge a closed North Naples inlet following a vote Tuesday by Collier County commissioners.
Gardening: Planting your poinsettias
Published 1/17/2013 at 10:08 a.m. 0 comments
Our weather feels more like March than January! I think we are in for a warm winter this year. Many plants will be confused by this and can produce tender new growth or begin flowering early which could lead to ...
When the smoke clears: Marco Island Brewery hosts Police Foundation rib cook-off
Updated 1/14/2013 at 2:44 p.m. 1 comment
As volunteer gigs go, being the judge for a barbecue ribs cookoff has to be one of the best. Saturday afternoon, judges Monte Lazarus, Kevin Donlan, Jerry Gibson, Tim Navin and Joe Granda sat at a long table outside the ...
- Nov 4th 2013 Breakfast and Birds, 2013
- Oct 1st 2013 Estuaries Day 2013
- Sep 23rd 2013 Coastal Cleanup, Marco Island
- Sep 16th 2013 'Turtle Lady' Mary Nelson
- Jun 24th 2013 Marco Island Beach Cleanup, June 2013
- Apr 11th 2013 Marco beach renourishment projects
- Apr 3rd 2013 South Marco Beach renourishment project
- Mar 21st 2013 Fakahatchee Cruise, 2013
- Mar 15th 2013 Dead manatee found on Marco beach
- Mar 14th 2013 'Big Sift' on Marco Island
- Feb 7th 2013 Wet Paint Live, 2013
- Oct 1st 2012 Estuaries Day at Rookery Bay
- Dec 4th 2010 Palmetto Ridge students adopt a canal
- Aug 31st 2010 BP oil spill turtles get new home in…
- Aug 15th 2010 Crane tips, barge sinks causing Marco…
- Jun 15th 2010 RAW VIDEO: Peacock stuck in tree
- Feb 19th 2010 Dramatic manatee recovery
- Jul 31st 2009 Replanting the historic mound
- Jul 26th 2009 Python hunt in Everglades
- Mar 12th 2009 Jack Moran on the excavation of…
- Mar 12th 2009 Final flight, crash of the Flying Fifty
- Mar 5th 2009 Derelict boat removal
- Apr 3rd 2008 Rescuers remove 8-foot python
- Nov 26th 2007 Gumbo Limbo tree takes a boat ride