New fee structure for Marco Island Parks & Rec
Published 8/18/2011 at 4:23 p.m. 2 comments
Come Oct. 1, Marco Island residents will have to pay more to have their kids play on sports teams or use recreational and park facilities. Parks and Recreation Director Bryan Milk announced a new fee structure at Tuesday’s Parks and ...
Marco Island City Planner Van Lengren leaving
Published 8/12/2011 at 6:04 p.m. 3 comments
Marco Island City Planner Kris Van Lengen is leaving his position for a job in Collier County. Van Lengen, who has been with the city for more than two years, will become the county Utility Department’s environmental compliance manager. Van ...
Marco Island Parks & Rec proposes grant program changes
Published 7/21/2011 at 3:09 p.m. 0 comments
The Island’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee hopes to convince City Council to make minor changes to the way a community grant program is administered. If the changes are approved, non-profit organizations that receive a city grant to help underwrite ...
Lush landscaping will adorn Jolley Bridge improvements on Marco Island
Published 7/11/2011 at 1:18 p.m. 6 comments
When the new span of the S.S. Jolley Bridge is complete this fall, lush landscaping – complete with Florida friendly plants, trees and shrubs – will greet drivers. Plans to landscape the north and south bound approaches to the bridge ...
Can the BAC make Marco Island's cul-de-sacs beautiful again?
Published 7/7/2011 at 12:37 p.m. 9 comments
A budget request by the Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee (BAC) to maintain the city’s more than 300 cul-de-sacs may have hit a snag. At a meeting in preparation of the 2012 fiscal year budget, parks and recreation director Bryan ...
PHOTOS: Marco Island hits the beach for Independence Day
Published 7/5/2011 at 12:51 p.m. 0 comments
Some of the sandcastles had elaborate themes, including the “Card Shark” with teeth made from playing cards, and the flag made from red, white and blue seashells. In one contest that drew a lot of spectators, “athletes” competed to see ...
Marco grapples with paying for July 4 fireworks display
Published 6/9/2011 at 3:01 p.m. 16 comments
Come July 4, Marco Island will have a fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico. In the meantime, though, the effort to pay for the production continues.
Scaled-back community center among capital improvement requests to Marco Island Planning Board
Published 4/26/2011 at 12:27 p.m. 12 comments
Five city departments unveiled their wish lists for capital improvement expenditures to members of Marco Island’s Planning Board; among them, a scaled-down Mackle Park Community Center. The new plan announced by parks and recreation director Bryan Milk consisted of a ...
PHOTOS: Scrambling for eggs – Thousands throng Mackle Park for annual Spring Jubilee
Updated 4/25/2011 at 10:52 a.m. 1 comment
Several thousand people crowded Mackle Park on Marco Island for the annual Spring Jubilee. There were egg hunts (with 18,000 Easter eggs), games and many more events for kids of all ages.
Y leaders want referendum on new community center
Published 3/31/2011 at 4:28 p.m. 5 comments
The Greater Marco Island YMCA leadership has made it clear to city officials that the Y believes a referendum is essential to the process of creating a new community center at Mackle Park.
Y LEADERS WANT REFERENDUM ON NEW COMMUNITY CENTER
Published 3/24/2011 at 1:10 p.m. 1 comment
Leadership of the Marco Island Y has made it clear to city officials that the Y believes a referendum is essential to the process of creating a new community center at Mackle Park.
Mackle Park expansion plans topic of Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meeting
Published 3/16/2011 at 6:04 p.m. 22 comments
Members of the Island’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee say a new Mackle Park Community Center would bring a much needed economic boost to the city, but that scaling back building plans is an option. In late February, the committee ...
Shop Talk: Date set for dedication of Veteran’s memorial
Published 3/10/2011 at 5:47 p.m. 0 comments
The official dedication of the Marco Veterans Memorial will take place at the park on Nov. 11– 11/11/11, as it were, Veterans Day. “I get goose bumps just thinking about that,” says Lee Rubenstein, commander of Marco’s Veterans of Foreign ...
Letter to the Editor: Inappropriate relationships?
Published 3/8/2011 at 3:00 p.m. 8 comments
I attended the City Council workshop on Feb. 22, when the plans for the proposed Mackle Park Community Center were presented. It was evident that the Island Parks & Recreation Foundation (IPRF) was a major sponsor of this initiative. During ...
RC Laser skippers ready to set sail in regatta
Published 3/3/2011 at 11:48 a.m. 0 comments
Sails will be full in the lake at Mackle Park, beginning Friday.