Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces
Published 4/7/2014 at 9:17 a.m. 48 comments
With a little give and take, the Planning Board voted 6-1 to accept the Marco Island Marriott's PUD amendments including an increase in building height for its third tower. Board member Bill Trotter cast the dissenting vote.
Sacher's Town Hall talks Marriott, Rose Marina, beach patrols and obnoxious odors
Published 4/4/2014 at 4:46 p.m. 19 comments
Hoping part-time residents would take the opportunity to discuss city issues, Marco Island City Councilor Larry Sacher held his second Town Hall meeting just two months after his first. However, the more than 30 participants that attended Thursday were mo
Former San Marco Gifts owner dies, described as loving mother, fabulous cook
Published 4/3/2014 at 9:50 p.m. 0 comments
In the weeks leading up to her death Sunday night, Alda Maria Carter hadn’t been feeling well. She’d developed a cough, had trouble breathing and generally felt lousy, her son Robert Carter said. But on Sunday, while recovering in a ...
2014 Spirit of Marco Island awards: Three more recipients announced
Published 4/3/2014 at 2:34 p.m. 0 comments
The Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island reported that it presented three 2014 Spirit of Marco Island Awards this past week to Allyson Richards, Ed & Kathy Miracco, Curt and Jacquie Koon owners of CJ's on the Bay.
Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee: Gearing up for City Council presentation
Published 4/3/2014 at 12:45 p.m. 1 comment
Spring signals the budget season for Marco Island's City Council. On Wednesday, the Beautification Advisory Committee focused on a future list of projects it hopes to fund. Timing matched well with council's calendar. The first budget subcommittee meeting
Marco Island Chamber Business Expo: Hundreds of prospects visit dozens of companies
Published 4/3/2014 at 11:38 a.m. 2 comments
Attendance was strong at the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Monday afternoon. For this 14th annual event, the official clicker showed 393 visitors with 45 minutes still to go at 5:45. The function room at the ...
CVB hosts Marco Island roundtable: Grand Slam season for tourism – summer business may break records, too
Published 4/3/2014 at 8:44 a.m. 2 comments
Nothing gets tourism gurus more psyched that a winning season. On Wednesday, 48 heavy hitting, high-powered tourism executives from Collier County met at the Rose Historical Auditorium on Marco Island to promote the best and discuss the rest. Marco Island
Walk away from excess running, researchers say
Published 3/31/2014 at 2:37 p.m. 0 comments
If running 15 miles a week is heart healthy, running 45 miles a week gives you a cardiovascular system three times as clean and strong, right?
Tour de Marco is this weekend
Published 3/31/2014 at 12:46 p.m. 0 comments
It is fast approaching that time of year when cyclists will have the opportunity to participate in our 4th Annual Tour de Marco. The purpose of this ride is to show off our bike friendly Island using our Shared Use ...
Festival makes a splash: Marco Seafood and Music Festival 'great till the rains hit'
Published 3/31/2014 at 12:17 p.m. 2 comments
The festival was going swimmingly – until that metaphor became just a little too apt. The Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival, back at Veterans' Community Park for a sixth year, but with a new schedule, had a good crowd ...
SWFL businesses gear up for prom-spending frenzy
Published 3/31/2014 at 11:33 a.m. 0 comments
Prom season has exploded into a $4 billion industry in the U.S., and Southwest Florida businesses are reaping the benefits of a prom-spending frenzy that doesn’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Common ground: Planning Board begins quest to find more public parking
Published 3/31/2014 at 10:24 a.m. 16 comments
Finding parking spaces sent Marco Island's Planning Board on the hunt Friday to tackle one of the city's vexing problems: too many cars with too few places to put them. The board scheduled a two hour special meeting on parking. ...
Audit Advisory Committee: Deadline close for Marco Island to complete financial certificate application
Published 3/31/2014 at 10:06 a.m. 6 comments
It's been a scramble this year for Marco Island's Finance Director Guillermo Polanco to finish the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. That shouldn't be surprising. Polanco served in the dual role of interim city manager and finance director for
Seafood Fest weekend: Change comes to annual event
Published 3/27/2014 at 10:03 a.m. 1 comment
What began just six years ago has grown in popularity and become an annual signature event for Marco Island. "Little did we know when we started this festival it would continue to grow each year to be such a popular ...
Unveiled: The long-awaited 'Double Eagle' sculpture
Published 3/27/2014 at 9:49 a.m. 4 comments
A group of board members of the Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) and the Marco Island Foundation of the Arts (MIFA) and friends gathered at noon at Sarazen Park on Monday to witness and celebrate the unveiling of the Double ...
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- Apr 18th 2014 Boy Scouts dig
- Apr 14th 2014 Re/Max Awards, Marco Island, 2014
- Apr 14th 2014 Relay for Life, Marco Island, 2014
- Apr 14th 2014 Bay Days, Tigertail, 2014
- Apr 7th 2014 Tour de Marco 2014
- Apr 7th 2014 Festival of the Arts, Marco Island, 2014
- Apr 3rd 2014 Business Expo, Marco Island, 2014
- Mar 31st 2014 Marco Island Seafood & Music Fest, 2014
- Mar 27th 2014 Enchantments exhibit
- Mar 20th 2014 Spaghetti dinner, Marco Island, 2014
- Mar 20th 2014 Mutts & Martinis, Marco Island, 2014
- Mar 17th 2014 Bridge Run, Marco Island, 2014
- Apr 3rd 2013 MLK Memory: Don Hunter
- Dec 3rd 2012 2012 Volunteer of the Year: Bill Filbin
- Dec 3rd 2012 2012 Citizen of the Year: Dave Rice
- Dec 3rd 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award: Tarik Ayasun
- Dec 5th 2011 Marco Island Lifetime Achievement Award
- Dec 5th 2011 Marco Island Citizen of the Year
- Dec 5th 2011 Marco Island Volunteer of the Year
- Aug 25th 2011 NewsMakers: Don Hunter, Part 1
- Aug 24th 2011 NewsMakers: Don Hunter, Part 2
- Jun 1st 2011 New Superintendent gives press…
- Dec 6th 2010 Stan Gober award
- Dec 6th 2010 Mike Minozzi award