Capri Fire Advisory Committee pushes to proceed with hiring of full-time chief
Published 5/20/2013 at 12:47 p.m. 0 comments
The ongoing saga of the Isles of Capri Fire-Rescue Dept. had another episode Friday, with a meeting of the department's advisory committee at the firehouse on Capri Blvd. Committee members discussed differing scenarios for hiring a full-time chief, and th
Marco Island Center for the Arts gets a colorful facelift
Published 5/20/2013 at 10:53 a.m. 0 comments
The art scene on Marco Island got a lot brighter this weekend. Specifically, the headquarters building of the Marco Island Center for the Arts received a makeover Saturday, with volunteers applying a splashy multi-colored paint job on the formerly white ...
Waterways committee hits a wall with plan to revise Marco Island's seawall ordinance
Published 5/20/2013 at 8:23 a.m. 0 comments
Members of Marco Island's Waterways Advisory Committee saw hopes dwindle Thursday for completing revisions to the city's "seawalls and revetments" ordinance. The group has been working on the document for a number of months. The committee planned to discu
Marco Hilton's AAA Four Diamond streak continues
Published 5/20/2013 at 8:18 a.m. 0 comments
The Four Diamonds that the "Three A's" awarded to the Marco Hilton made Mac Chaudhry one happy manager. AAA, the American Automobile Association, presented a plaque to Chaudhry and the senior staff of the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & ...
Bobby Gideons, iconic entertainer, dies
Published 5/16/2013 at 2:38 p.m. 0 comments
Bobby Gideons, an iconic entertainer for more than 40 years, died as a result of ALS on Wednesday.
30 Years Ago in the Eagle: Carl Smith elected Chamber president
Published 5/16/2013 at 11:17 a.m. 0 comments
Carl Smith is new Marco Island Chamber of Commerce president.
Marco Island beach committee funds new initiatives, follows nesting sea turtles and shorebirds
Published 5/16/2013 at 8:09 a.m. 0 comments
Debbie Roddy told members of her committee "if you don't ask, you won't get." On Wednesday, the Marco Island Beach Advisory Committee learned Roddy asked City Council to fund the group's 2014 initiatives. "It looks like the $4,400 will be ...
Florida panther kitten rescued in Collier, recovering from surgery
Published 5/16/2013 at 6:40 a.m. 0 comments
A 9-month-old Florida panther has been rescued after a Golden Gate Estates man spotted the injured kitten on his way to work.
Marco Island Code Compliance Board shows its 'yin and yang' in administering fines
Published 5/15/2013 at 4:03 p.m. 1 comment
City Councilor Larry Sacher asked Marco Island's Code Compliance Board to penalize the owners of 387 Edgewater Court to the fullest extent. The board considered a complaint Tuesday on the property's non-compliant driveway/parking area. Sacher spoke on the
Never too old, never too young: Two unique Ave Maria law school students among 165 graduates
Published 5/15/2013 at 1:33 p.m. 10 comments
John Arceri graduated high school in 1960 while Mellina Fortunato was born in 1992. The 71-year-old and 21-year-old, respectively, celebrated an accomplishment together on Saturday: being the youngest and oldest graduates of the Ave Maria School of Law.
Capt. Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club relocating to Bonita Springs
Published 5/15/2013 at 8:30 a.m. 6 comments
Capt. Brien Spina, owner of the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island, has recently announced plans to relocate to Bonita Springs. According to a press release, Capt. Brien has secured a 4-acre property at the corner of Imperial ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Finding the cause of migraine headaches
Published 5/14/2013 at 1:56 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I've had migraine headaches for 11 years and live on triptan drugs and ibuprofen. There must be something else I can do. Please lend some sensible "Suzy" insight, I'm desperate. – J.C., Tuscon, Arizona Answer: The sensible thing for ...
Barfield Bridge repair underway
Published 5/13/2013 at 2:17 p.m. 22 comments
Beginning this week, the N. Barfield Bridge will be closed to through traffic for major repairs. This closure will require detour of traffic traveling on Barfield north of Collier and any traffic traveling easterly from Bald Eagle. Signs will direct ...
Rare turtle rescued from trap near Marco Island
Published 5/13/2013 at 2:16 p.m. 0 comments
On Thursday Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve staff assisted Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in the rescue of a leatherback sea turtle, a rare species to find on this coast of Florida.
Camping it up – Marco Island groups offer programs to enrich young lives
Published 5/13/2013 at 1:40 p.m. 0 comments
Education doesn't need to stop when the school year ends. In fact, kids are learning all the time, and the summer is no exception. Marco Island parents have a variety of day camp possibilities for their offspring, helping them learn ...
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