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New Mackle Park summer programs are designed to feed young talents
Published 05/23/2013 at 5:16 p.m.
Aspiring chefs, cartoonists, thespians and artists: When school's out, Mackle Park summer camp is "in." New and returning camp programs were reviewed by Marco Island's Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee on Tuesday, May 21. They inspired some "oohs" a
Realtor lunch features Marco Island city manager as speaker, honors its own
Published 05/22/2013 at 1:35 p.m.
Music could have been playing "Happy Days Are Here Again" as Marco Island real estate agents joined Tuesday for a general membership meeting and lunch at Hideaway Beach. It's been a good year for sales. The city has been reporting ...
Community center debate, city audit deficiencies push Marco Island City Council meeting past 9:30 p.m.
Published 05/22/2013 at 1:30 p.m. 12 Comments
On the agenda for discussion, a proposed community center for Mackle Park quickly escalated into a debate Monday over approving the new facility. Community Affairs Director Bryan Milk presented a two phase plan for complementing concrete structures that w
Southwest Florida contributes 12 innocent faces to National Missing Children's Day
Published 05/21/2013 at 10:31 a.m.
If recent events in Cleveland, Ohio, weren’t enough to make the nation mindful of missing children, May 25, designated National Missing Children’s Day, should help communities reflect on the plight of children who simply vanish.
Waterways committee hits a wall with plan to revise Marco Island's seawall ordinance
Published 05/20/2013 at 8:23 a.m. 2 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 Island beach committee funds new initiatives, follows nesting sea turtles and shorebirds
Published 05/16/2013 at 8:09 a.m.
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 ...
Marco Island Code Compliance Board shows its 'yin and yang' in administering fines
Published 05/15/2013 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
Unwanted visitor: Huge Burmese python found on city property near Marco airport
Published 05/13/2013 at 11:27 a.m.
As much as Nancy Richie, Marco Island environmental specialist, loves nature, on Thursday she had to ask the question: Why did it have to be snakes? Richie received a call at 11 a.m. from Mike Gee at Marco Island's Waste ...
Hideaway Beach wraps up erosion project; finalizes financials to cover all costs
Published 05/13/2013 at 10:58 a.m.
Hideaway Beach moved more than sand Thursday to complete its erosion control project. During its funding discussions, the Hideaway Beach's Tax District Board moved $190,898 from reserves to pay expenses as it repairs its north beach.
Marco Island City Council begins manager search, authorizes study on Capri fire proposal
Published 05/07/2013 at 4:45 p.m. 16 Comments
Marco Island's City Council wants to replace City Manager Jim Riviere quickly and confidentially. On Monday, both possibilities were discussed. Riviere announced his retirement on April 18 after serving the city for more than three years. Councilors voted
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