Local Re/Max real estate associates have a lot of reasons to celebrate about 430,000,000 of them. That figure, $430 million, is the total dollar volume for the brokerage group as a whole last year. This number, which should cheer all Marco Island property owners and the office’s friendly competitors, puts the Re/Max Affinity Plus at number two for Re/Max offices in the entire state of Florida, behind only the Sarasota affiliate.
With their legs a little heavier, but their hearts and wallets a little lighter, Marco Island has put another Relay for Life into the record books. Uncounted hundreds, comprising 29 different teams, walked around and around the track, moved for this year to Mackle Park, starting at 4 p.m. on a sunny Saturday afternoon, and carrying on through the night till 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
The Friends Of Tigertail Beach once again called on volunteers to help clean up Tigertail Beach on Saturday, at the annual Bay Days cleanup event. Garbage bags and work gloves were provided courtesy of Keep Collier Beautiful.
Members of Just Friends enjoyed a cooking demo at CJ’s with Chef Laura Owen. They were given a tour of the kitchen as Owen explained the various posts of food preparation. The lunch demo included a main dish, salad, dessert and wine. Owen gave cooking hints and shared some favorite cook book titles with the group.
What is a cycling event without a scandal? In the aftermath of the fourth annual Tour de Marco on Sunday morning, controversy reared its head. Okay, not really. But rider Eric Emmer, who signed up for and completed the 30-mile ride, the longest of the three distances available, did point out afterward that it wasn’t really 30 miles.
Marco Island boasts many exhibits, galleries, and shows opportunities to “expose yourself to art,” as the saying goes but over the weekend, the island took a step into the big leagues of art. The Marco Island Festival of the Arts, held Saturday and Sunday in Veterans Community Park, brought over 150 artists together, both top national names and accomplished locals, in a juried show put on by promoter Howard Alan. He is responsible for some of the nation’s most-respected art fairs, including the Downtown Aspen Art Festival, the Downtown Venice Art Classic, St. Armands Circle Art Festival, and the Las Olas Art Fairs.
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