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 ...
The 'Enchantment' of Marco Island: Pioneering photos on display at historical museum
Published 3/27/2014 at 9:32 a.m. 1 comment
Once you snap a photograph, it becomes, by definition, a piece of history. Of course, some pieces are more significant than others. Most photos never go beyond the family scrapbook level, and these days, their fate is likely to just ...
Waterways committee hears spirited comments on public docking at the Esplanade
Published 3/24/2014 at 11:00 a.m. 5 comments
The Waterways Advisory Committee advertised public docking at the Esplanade under "old business," but the subject may be getting its second wind.
Marco Island Planning Board narrows objections to Marriott PUD amendment
Published 3/24/2014 at 10:55 a.m. 12 comments
Marco Island's Planning Board spent Friday morning struggling to quantify unanswered questions on Marriott's PUD amendment proposal.
Italian dinner for the Irish: Spaghetti dinner at San Marco benefits Sons & Daughters of Erin
Published 3/20/2014 at 11:41 a.m. 1 comment
What a difference a day makes. While the Knights of Columbus fish fry Friday has pulled in as many as 800 diners to the San Marco parish hall, Wednesday's spaghetti dinner drew "only" 270, said K of C Deputy Grand ...
'Mutts & Martinis': Dogs and owners pack Esplanade for Bedtime Bundles fundraiser
Published 3/20/2014 at 11:33 a.m. 0 comments
No dog has a burning desire to dress up in a fancy costume. Their owners, on the other paw, eat this stuff up like dog yummies. Hundreds came out to the Esplanade on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon for "Mutts & ...
Honoring their own: Dan Stoller earns Marco Island's 2013 Firefighter of the Year award
Published 3/20/2014 at 9:57 a.m. 12 comments
For Jade Purcell, July 27 was one of the most frightening days of her life. It could have ended as a cautionary tale no mother could tell without anguish, if Dan Stoller hadn't arrived.
Replace or repair? Wording for Mackle Park's community center referendum still uncertain
Published 3/19/2014 at 11:36 a.m. 14 comments
Members of the city's Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee were relieved that discussion on a new center for Mackle Park will return to City Council on a future agenda.
Run to daylight – Marco Island Half Marathon 'Bridge Run' starts by dawn's early light
Published 3/17/2014 at 11:56 a.m. 0 comments
Alan Sillitoe's classic story of angry young men was called "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner." But on Marco Island Sunday morning, the runners weren't angry, and they certainly weren't lonely.
Back to the Drawing Board: Marco Island's Rose Marina reduces requests in new site plan
Published 3/17/2014 at 11:21 a.m. 6 comments
Daniel High believes Rose Marina's latest site plan is an answer to neighbors' concerns. High is the marina's general manager. "We've created a new site plan based on neighbor, city staff, and City Council input," he said on Monday. "This ...
PHOTOS: Marco Islanders shake a tail feather at Nest Fest
Published 3/17/2014 at 10:57 a.m. 19 comments
A convocation of eagle lovers met at the Island Country Club for an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. The bywords for Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation's March 16 Fourth Annual Nest Fest Gala's were education and conservation.
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- Apr 21st 2014 Spring Jubilee, Marco Island, 2014
- 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
- 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