Planning Board calls special meeting to study Marco Island's parking problems
Published 3/10/2014 at 12:22 p.m. 9 comments
Rights of way. Alleys. Swales. People use them all over the island to meet their parking needs, and that's creating a problem. On March 28, Marco Island's Planning Board will hold a special meeting to look at where people park ...
Fish factory: K of C hosts first fish fry of Lent at San Marco
Published 3/10/2014 at 10:46 a.m. 0 comments
It may not have been feeding the 5,000, but it wasn't far from it. The first fish fry of the season was thronged Friday evening in the parish hall at San Marco Catholic Church. Over 900 diners came to be ...
A great day for a parade: Sons & Daughters of Erin celebrate St. Patrick's Day early
Published 3/10/2014 at 10:42 a.m. 1 comment
There's a method in their March marching madness. Marco Island traditionally holds its St. Patrick's Day parade early, one week ahead of the massive St. Paddy's parade in Naples, thereby allowing bands and floats to march in both.
Marco officer fired, then reinstated, facing termination
Published 3/8/2014 at 11:51 p.m. 27 comments
A Marco Island police officer who was fired for misconduct in 2010 then reinstated in 2011 is on the chopping block again. Following another investigation into Officer John Derrig for excessive use of force, Police Chief Don Hunter has recommended ...
Old Marco's controversial trees will be removed
Published 3/6/2014 at 10:27 a.m. 26 comments
It took a plea to Marco Island's Beautification Advisory Board Tuesday to end a two-year controversy surrounding trees illegally planted on Bald Eagle Drive in Old Marco. With multiple photos, restaurateur Susan Ackerson showed the board that trees were p
Former Island Drug owners agree to pay Marco for legal fees
Updated 3/4/2014 at 7:00 p.m. 0 comments
After losing a four-year legal battle to the city of Marco Island, the owners of the now-defunct Island Drug store have agreed not to file an appeal and to pay the city $50,000 for its legal fees.
Vote on Mackle Park expansion project delayed
Published 3/4/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 11 comments
After much debate, the Marco Island City Council unanimously agreed Monday night to delay a vote on whether to hold a referendum to ask residents if they support an expensive renovation and expansion of the 25-year-old community center at Mackle ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Thyroid healthy tips
Published 3/3/2014 at 11:04 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I take Synthroid for my thyroid condition and also Wellbutrin for depression. I am in pretty good health other than my hair still coming out, and I have cold hands and feet, but I feel better overall. What else ...
Marco Island's interim community affairs director resigns
Updated 3/3/2014 at 9:06 p.m. 20 comments
Marco Island's interim community affairs director is resigning to return to his former employer.Joe Irvin submitted his resignation letter to City Manager Roger Hernstadt, saying he was offered a job with his past employer, the city of Sequim, Wash., to
A time for sacrifice: Ash Wednesday kicks of 40 days of Lent
Published 3/1/2014 at 12:26 p.m. 2 comments
From Ash Wednesday, on March 5 to April 19, the day before Easter, Lent will be observed by Roman Catholics, most Episcopal congregations and some Protestant congregations, such as Lutherans, Presbyterians and United Methodists. The season is a 40-day per
Marco Island city manager hears from former police, fire and utilities employees
Published 2/27/2014 at 2:51 p.m. 49 comments
Marco Island City Manager Roger Hernstadt is on a fact finding mission. On Feb. 11, he sent letters to public safety employees that left the city's employment between Jan. 6, 2011, and Jan. 14, 2014. Hernstadt asked them to share ...
Beach buddies: Immokalee children visit Hideaway Beach for Buddy Day
Published 2/27/2014 at 10:40 a.m. 6 comments
It's almost unthinkable – but true. Many of the children from Immokalee who came to Hideaway Beach on Wednesday for Buddy Day, the 21st year the program has run, have never been to the beach, never seen the Gulf, despite ...
Building for the future: $20,000,000, two-year project, to improve Collier Boulevard gets underway
Published 2/27/2014 at 10:35 a.m. 4 comments
When it's done – if road construction in Collier County is ever really done – the improvements being made to Collier Boulevard will not only speed up transit between Marco Island and the rest of the world, but greatly enhance ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Squashing free radicals
Published 2/26/2014 at 10:10 a.m. 0 comments
Question: Two of my relatives have pancreatic cancer, and I'm worried sick for myself. No symptoms yet, but is there anything I can share with them, or take myself? – D.T., Sacramento, California. Answer: I'm sorry to hear about your ...
Four Republican candidates, one message: 'Repeal Obamacare'
Published 2/25/2014 at 10:20 p.m. 34 comments
In their first meeting of the election season, four Republicans running for Congress were given a chance Tuesday to set themselves apart from one another. But instead of a heated debate, Southwest Floridians got a taste of four candidates with ...
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