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A look back at 2009: Part I

Work has started on the long-anticipated Marco Island Historical Museum, situated next to the library on Heathwood Drive. The $4.5 million project will feature a three-building complex surrounded by water, and designed to look like a Calusa Indian village. Historical society members are hoping for a fall of 2009 completion date.

Photo by QUENTIN ROUX, Staff

Work has started on the long-anticipated Marco Island Historical Museum, situated next to the library on Heathwood Drive. The $4.5 million project will feature a three-building complex surrounded by water, and designed to look like a Calusa Indian village. Historical society members are hoping for a fall of 2009 completion date.

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  • On Monday, Glenn Tucker will serve as a City Council member in his last regular meeting after 10 years. Tucker is the council's longest-serving councilor, though he admits that he would not have run for his final term if he could rewrite history.
  • Casey Weidenmiller, an attorney with the law firm Salvatori, Wood, Buckel & Weidenmiller of Naples, who represents both Key Marco Association and Greensward, argues for a rehearing Tuesday, June 9,  of the May 15 code board finding that his clients were responsible for harming protected habitat.
  • Facial reconstruction sculpture from the remains of a body of a man discovered near the Goodland Bridge in May.
  • This is a photo of a work in progress, not the dog, but Canine Cove, the dog park on Marco tucked into a corner of Mackle Park. Islander Tim Burke is the winner of the $50 U.S. Savings Bond for being first of many entries to identify the location of this gorgeous dog in last week’s Marcophiles column. We didn’t require the winner to identify the dog by name. She (the dog) shies from publicity, apparently getting that trait from her reclusive owners.
  • Fire Rescue Chief Mike Murphy, who presented the firefighter of the year award, Marco Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Chris Byrne, who is the 2009 firefighter of the year and Jim Curran, president of the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation and organizer of Marco's 9/11 Remembrance Luncheon held at the Marriott Friday.
  • Work has started on the long-anticipated Marco Island Historical Museum, situated next to the library on Heathwood Drive. The $4.5 million project will feature a three-building complex surrounded by water, and designed to look like a Calusa Indian village. Historical society members are hoping for a fall of 2009 completion date.
  • Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge

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