The Tamiami tale: A look at what it took to construct 76-mile Trail as we celebrate 85th anniversary of its opening
Published 4/17/2013 at 3:48 p.m. 0 comments
By the numbers alone, the completion of the Tamiami Trail was a mind-boggling event. Across 76 swampy miles, more than 2,000 workers toiled for the better part of five years.
Third Tour de Marco pedals through streets, raises cash for Marco's Y
Published 4/16/2013 at 3:41 p.m. 0 comments
Mark and Melissa Burger mounted their bicycles Sunday, looking forward to touring Marco Island for the first time. They drove to the island from Lake Mary, Fla., and stayed at a local hotel to be sure they were up and ...
Yakkin' it up – Paddle festival returns to Isles of Capri
Published 4/16/2013 at 3:33 p.m. 0 comments
The Paradise Coast Paddlers Club 8th Annual Festival, held last weekend in Isles of Capri, is the Swiss army knife of paddling events. The festival includes something for everybody, from sea kayakers to paddle boarders to camp cooking enthusiasts, from ...
Marco Island cancer relay raises hope, and dollars, for knockout blow against cancer
Published 4/16/2013 at 12:53 p.m. 0 comments
As the Survivors' Lap got under way to kick off the 2013 American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at noon Saturday, the scene could have been a promo for the movie "The Color Purple." The cancer survivors wore purple T-shirts ...
Review: Broadway Palm celebrates 'the change' in 'Menopause the Musical'
Published 4/15/2013 at 2:15 p.m. 0 comments
Ladies, this one is for you. "Menopause the Musical" runs until May 18. Put down the paper. Call. Now. Grab your sister, your girlfriends and the gals at the office. Group discounts start at 20 people; the drinks are lethal. ...
Capri's fire board creeps closer to resolution on consolidation question
Published 4/12/2013 at 4:38 p.m. 0 comments
Queries, volleys, and definitions of what was said and what was meant filled the Isles of Capri Fire Board meeting Thursday. The meeting was held in the Isles of Capri Community Room. In the end, the board and a small ...
Physicians Regional and CEO Scott Campbell recognized as the final 2013 Spirit of Marco Island award winner
Published 4/12/2013 at 11:41 a.m. 4 comments
The Rotary Club of Marco Island announced that they presented their final 2013 Spirit of Marco Island Award to Scott Campbell the CEO of Physicians Regional Healthcare Systems. Physicians Regional Healthcare Systems and Scott Campbell were recognized for
Lineup begins for Marco Y summer day camp
Published 4/12/2013 at 9:41 a.m. 0 comments
Parent/child swim lessons and level one and two swim lessons are on the April schedule of programs at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. Parent, child and preschool swimming encourages self-awareness and self-confidence. Lessons boost learning and education and improve swimming ...
One for the books: Marco Island hotels and businesses post strong numbers for 2013 season
Published 4/11/2013 at 12:48 p.m. 0 comments
By all accounts, it has been a strong season. Whether from listening to anecdotal reports from island businesspeople, looking at hard numbers from the county's Convention and Visitors Bureau, or just sitting in traffic a little longer on the island's ...
Church Lady: Season's over - First-time reflections from three Marco clergy
Published 4/11/2013 at 8:44 a.m. 1 comment
On Easter Marco's churches were bursting. Parishioners at San Marco Catholic Church were receiving communion on the entrance steps. Many churches hastily put up additional chairs in their lobbies to accommodate the standing room only crowds. The folks tha
Marco Island Beach Advisory Committee hits the sand to survey two beach renourishment projects
Published 4/11/2013 at 8:22 a.m. 0 comments
Two erosion control and sand replenishment projects on Marco Island's beach are on schedule. Nancy Richie, city environmental specialist, delivered the report as she accompanied the Beach Advisory Committee Tuesday to review progress on the projects. On s
Marco Island petting zoo feud continues
Published 4/10/2013 at 9:00 p.m. 0 comments
It’s like telling someone you don’t want to work with them anymore, yet they refuse to leave the office.
Marco Movies owner takes on Code Compliance over grease trap permit
Published 4/10/2013 at 2:18 p.m. 6 comments
In an act of civil disobedience, Marco Island theater owner Nick Campo refused to renew his grease trap permit. For his failure, Campo was called before the city's Code Compliance Board Tuesday to explain why. His plea to the board ...
Green Bay Packers coach photographs couple's beach proposal on Marco Island
Published 4/9/2013 at 4:22 p.m. 0 comments
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee couple will never forget who shot the photos of their surprise marriage proposal during a chance encounter on a Florida beach.
State wildlife biologists close some Marco-area beaches to protect shorebirds
Published 4/9/2013 at 5:25 a.m. 0 comments
Signs were posted Tuesday to close some Marco Island-area beaches to help protect nesting shorebirds.
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- May 20th 2013 Marco Art Center gets a facelift
- May 20th 2013 Hilton earns Diamond Award, 2013
- May 15th 2013 Marco Island Code Compliance Board
- May 9th 2013 MIA does Shakespeare
- May 6th 2013 GoShots: Talk Derby To Me
- May 6th 2013 Marco Island Planning Board
- May 3rd 2013 Isles of Capri Fire Board meeting
- May 3rd 2013 MIAAOR After 5
- May 2nd 2013 Trey Radel on Marco Island
- Apr 29th 2013 'Miss Dottie' honored
- Apr 22nd 2013 Marco Island Fire/Rescue Pancake…
- Apr 19th 2013 Marco Island’s Waterways Advisory…
- 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