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Recreation committee polishes referendum wording on new Mackle Park center
Published 04/16/2014 at 1:38 p.m. 6 Comments
Marco Island's Parks and Recreation Committee wants the up or down vote on a new Mackle Park Community Center to be cut-and-dried. On Tuesday, board members prepared their version of the question to present to Marco Island's City Council. Discussion ...
Bay Days: Cleaning up Tigertail
Published 04/14/2014 at 11:18 a.m.
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.
Not an island unto ourselves: Marco residents use their influence on county boards
Published 04/14/2014 at 10:16 a.m.
If sitting through Marco Island City Council or Planning Board meetings isn't enough, many residents of the island volunteer to serve for hours, weeks and years on county advisory boards as island representatives.
Marco Island's arts organizations unite to build a stronger, more powerful bond
Published 04/10/2014 at 10:20 a.m. 1 Comment
The newly formed Cultural Alliance of Marco Island and Goodland wants to prove there's more strength in numbers. Its goal, "to speak with a unified voice in the community, the media and local government," may be the linchpin needed for ...
Marco Fire Foundation holds community pancake breakfast
Published 04/07/2014 at 10:55 a.m. 1 Comment
The community turned out for a pancake breakfast Sunday at the Marco Island Fire Station. The event was a fundraiser for the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation.
Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces
Published 04/07/2014 at 9:17 a.m. 48 Comments
With a little give and take, the Planning Board voted 6-1 to accept the Marco Island Marriott's PUD amendments including an increase in building height for its third tower. Board member Bill Trotter cast the dissenting vote.
Sacher's Town Hall talks Marriott, Rose Marina, beach patrols and obnoxious odors
Published 04/04/2014 at 4:46 p.m. 19 Comments
Hoping part-time residents would take the opportunity to discuss city issues, Marco Island City Councilor Larry Sacher held his second Town Hall meeting just two months after his first. However, the more than 30 participants that attended Thursday were mo
Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee: Gearing up for City Council presentation
Published 04/03/2014 at 12:45 p.m. 1 Comment
Spring signals the budget season for Marco Island's City Council. On Wednesday, the Beautification Advisory Committee focused on a future list of projects it hopes to fund. Timing matched well with council's calendar. The first budget subcommittee meeting
CVB hosts Marco Island roundtable: Grand Slam season for tourism – summer business may break records, too
Published 04/03/2014 at 8:44 a.m. 2 Comments
Nothing gets tourism gurus more psyched that a winning season. On Wednesday, 48 heavy hitting, high-powered tourism executives from Collier County met at the Rose Historical Auditorium on Marco Island to promote the best and discuss the rest. Marco Island
Common ground: Planning Board begins quest to find more public parking
Published 03/31/2014 at 10:24 a.m. 16 Comments
Finding parking spaces sent Marco Island's Planning Board on the hunt Friday to tackle one of the city's vexing problems: too many cars with too few places to put them. The board scheduled a two hour special meeting on parking. ...
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