Gibson: ‘People are dying ’ - Council discusses emergency needs on Marco
Published 11/3/2011 at 1:41 p.m. 8 comments
“Please do the right thing, so my friend will not have passed in vain.”
Dog breath: Pet oxygen breathing masks donated to local fire departments
Published 10/31/2011 at 3:08 p.m. 0 comments
In the event of an emergency, firefighters want to save your family members – all of them. That includes not only the two-legged, or human variety, but also your pets. Now, a dog-centered Southwest Florida business has stepped up to ...
Marco Police Foundation holds 10th anniversary dinner
Published 10/24/2011 at 1:55 p.m. 8 comments
If it weren’t the Police Foundation, you could have called the dinner guests “the usual suspects.” A high percentage of the movers and shakers of Marco Island got together Saturday evening at the San Marco Catholic Church parish hall for ...
PHOTOS: Gardeners gather at Hideaway
Published 10/15/2011 at 4:12 p.m. 4 comments
Marco Island “grew” in importance among area gardeners Friday. 112 members of 30 Southwest Florida garden clubs converged on the Hideaway Beach Club for the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs’ District IX Fall District Meeting.
Marco Island Planning Board considers midtown improvement plan
Published 10/10/2011 at 1:07 p.m. 3 comments
At their meeting on Friday, the City of Marco Island Planning Board went to town. Physically, the board met, as always, in the City Council chambers downstairs from the police headquarters at the government center on Bald Eagle Drive, but ...
Funds from FEMA: Marco Island City Council agrees to purchase – and raze – low-lying house
Published 9/22/2011 at 12:16 p.m. 3 comments
You might think that at the end of a long meeting, with the budget passed, and the millage rate set, after months of discussions and cutting, the Marco Island City Council would be able to draw a collective deep breath, ...
Marco Island City Council hears public grievances at meeting
Published 9/8/2011 at 1:19 p.m. 8 comments
Most of the talking at the Marco Island City Council is done by the council members themselves. Chairman Jerry Gibson, known for waxing eloquent when the situation demands, says it’s a dangerous thing to get between a politician and a ...
PHOTO GALLERIES: ‘A new chapter’ – Hunter sworn in as police chief amid dignitary-packed room
Published 8/9/2011 at 2:31 p.m. 1 comment
Marco Island has a new police chief. In a packed community room at the MIPD headquarters, former Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter was sworn in as the city’s third police chief, before a crowd of notables from law enforcement, government, ...
Don Hunter steps up to the plate as Marco's new police chief
Updated 8/8/2011 at 4:11 p.m. 3 comments
Marco Island's hunt for a new chief of police didn't take long as former Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter officially took the reigns of the department on Monday morning. Hunter was the only man that City Manager Jim Riviere said ...
Marco Island City Council budget workshop: Millage rate increases unless more cuts can be agreed to
Published 8/2/2011 at 7:54 a.m. 21 comments
During a marathon, six hour budget workshop on Monday, Marco Island City Council prioritized capital improvement spending needs, considered ways to cut expenses, and set a maximum millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year. Councilors voted 5-2 to set the ...
Marco Island hosts retirement party for Chief Carr
Published 7/22/2011 at 12:18 p.m. 3 comments
Emceeing Thom Carr’s retirement party Thursday, Jerry Gibson said the day was special, because he had gotten to see “an aging relic that has not outlived its usefulness glide into retirement” – and that was just the space shuttle. Over ...
Back to the badge: Marco Island names former Collier Sheriff Don Hunter as new police chief
Updated 7/15/2011 at 1:23 a.m. 9 comments
Former Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter has been named police chief on Marco Island.
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.
Marco Island says thank you to its volunteers
Published 6/7/2011 at 12:31 p.m. 0 comments
The City of Marco Island hosted its annual ‘Volunteer Luncheon’ Friday in the recreation-community center at Frank E. Mackle Community Park.
Density credits, fertilizer regulations and seawalls among Marco Island City Council topics
Published 6/7/2011 at 8:34 a.m. 3 comments
Seawalls, density credits and more stringent fertilizer regulations were three of the items debated by City Council members at their regular meeting on Monday night. In effort to spur development, council members gave final approval to a plan to transfer ...
- Jun 17th 2011 Budget Sub-Committee, Marco Island