PHOTOS: After 5 at Marco Florist
Published 09/20/2012 at 12:33 p.m.
This months Chamber After 5 was held Wednesday at Marco Florist. Joe Carrington, owner, Marco Island Florist, and Monte Lazarus celebrated their birthdays at the event. David Longfield-Smith was the winner of the nights 50/50. Glenn Walton/Eagle Corre
PHOTOS: Feeding the need 3 Marco Island organizations team up to help 'Meals for Hope'
Published 08/14/2012 at 8:20 a.m.
Islanders turned out in full force Monday evening at Mangos Dockside Bistro at The Esplanade for Afternoon Delight a fundraiser to support Meals of Hope. Attendees were treated to complimentary Hors doeuvres, Happy Hour drink prices, 50/50 raffles, an
PHOTOS: Islanders turn out for annual Christmas Island Style boat parade
Published 12/11/2011 at 1:27 a.m.
The waterways of Marco Island were filled with the ‘Christmas Spirit’ as Christmas Island Style put on the 24th Annual Christmas Island Style ‘Boat Parade’.
PHOTOS: Labor Day fun on Marco Island
Published 09/08/2011 at 1:01 p.m.
From Jack’s Lookout to Mackle Park, Islanders know where to go to enjoy their extra long weekend. New grandpa and birthday boy Glenn Walton took some time away from his own fun to click some terrific holiday images.
PHOTO GALLERY: After 5 is truly Zinful
Published 07/21/2011 at 4:01 p.m.
Chamber members and guest packed Vandy’s 5 Brothers and Zinful Lounge for the July Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce ‘After Five.’ The event provided the opportunity for chamber members to mingle, experience their new wine bar and experience their ...
Marco Island says thank you to its volunteers
Published 06/07/2011 at 12:31 p.m.
The City of Marco Island hosted its annual ‘Volunteer Luncheon’ Friday in the recreation-community center at Frank E. Mackle Community Park.
IberiaBank hosts “Thanks Marco” day
Published 03/31/2011 at 4:21 p.m.
Customers, potential future customers and passer-by’s gathered at IberiaBank’s Marco Island branch Tuesday to attend the “Thanks Marco” celebration. It was IberiaBank’s way of saying thanks for all the support from Marco Islanders.
PHOTOS: Art and wine converge at Arturo's
Published 10/07/2010 at 3:44 p.m.
Arturo’s Italian Restaurant hosted an exclusive dinner featuring renowned wine artist Thomas Arvid on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: 7th Annual Hurricane Ball
Published 10/01/2010 at 12:45 p.m. 3 Comments
The Marco Men’s Club hosted its annual Hurricane Ball Thursday night at Hideaway Beach Club. This is the 7th year of the event. “The ‘Hurricane Ball’ is to celebrate the fact that Marco Island has not had a direct hit ...
PHOTOS: Teens socialize at Mackle Park
Published 09/29/2010 at 2:06 p.m.
Fifty-six teens enjoyed the City of Marco Island’s Parks and Recreation ‘Teen Social’ Sept. 24 at Mackle Park. DJ Dominick J Buonantuono from Mobile Sound Entertainment provided music and emceed the event. During the two hour event teens enjoyed music, ...
PHOTOS: It’s a new day at the Marco Y
Published 09/21/2010 at 4:17 p.m. 3 Comments
The Greater Marco Family YMCA opened its doors up to the community Monday afternoon for “A Brand New Day! – A Community Day of Celebration.” The celebration was to unveil a new strategy and visual identify for the Y. The ...
PHOTOS: 'Wimpy Kid' fun and games galore
Published 09/20/2010 at 4:09 p.m.
Ellen Tanner, children’s librarian, leads a group of children in an afternoon of fun and games based on the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series Thursday afternoon at the Marco Island branch of the Collier County Public Library.
PHOTOS: Realtors hold annual luncheon
Published 09/16/2010 at 2:15 p.m. 26 Comments
Hideaway Beach Club provided a great location for the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors affiliates expo and luncheon Tuesday. Before the start of the luncheon affiliate members of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors set up booths to ...
PHOTOS: Sons & Daughters of Erin celebrate midway point to St. Patrick’s Day
Published 08/30/2010 at 10:35 a.m.
The Sons & Daughters of Erin hosted a Hooley party Sunday afternoon at O’Donoghue’s Bar & Grill. The party celebrated the halfway point to the 2011 Sons & Daughters of Erin Annual St. Patrick’s Day street parade. The event drew ...
PHOTOS: Cancer survivors Beach Bash: Teams sign up for 2011 Relay for Life
Published 08/27/2010 at 1:15 p.m.
The American Cancer Society, Greater Marco Island Unit (ACS) hosted its 2010 Early Bird Beach Bash at Marriott’s Crystal Shores on Thursday. Open to past Relay for Life participants, attendees turned out to sign up for the upcoming relay, and ...
PHOTOS: Tommie Barfield Elementary Open House
Published 08/21/2010 at 4:58 p.m.
Tommie Barfield Elementary hosted an ‘Open House’ Friday afternoon. The ‘Open House’ provided a chance for new children, returning children, and parents to familiarize themselves with the school before the first day of school.
PHOTOS: Conversation over cocktails at Chamber After Five
Published 08/19/2010 at 9:13 a.m.
The Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts played host to the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce After Five gathering Wednesday. The Art League provided the perfect backdrop for the gathering as chamber staff, members and volunteers as ...
Goin’ crazy — Birthday bash attracts Marco Islanders looking for a good time
Published 08/09/2010 at 12:27 p.m.
Wings were flapping and flying Saturday at Crazy Flamingo, when customers and contestants turned out for its 21st anniversary party and wing eating contests. Attendees were treated to a bounce house, dunk tank, homemade kettle corn, and enjoyed special prices ...
PHOTOS: Drink up! Happy Hour benefits Gulf of Mexico oil spill relief
Published 08/02/2010 at 3:47 p.m.
Guy Harvey’s Island Grill & Shop hosted its second extended happy hour Friday night.
PHOTOS: Good turnout for off-season beach cleanup
Published 07/19/2010 at 1:36 p.m.
The Friends of Tigertail Beach held another successful quarterly beach cleanup Saturday morning at Tigertail. Even with the drop in island population in the summer Debbie Roddy, president of Friends of Tigertail Beach said, “We had a good turnout. We ...
PHOTOS: Just Friends hosts fashion show
Published 07/15/2010 at 3:35 p.m.
Just Friends of Marco Island hosted a fashion show during their July Luncheon at Konrad’s Seafood & Grille Room Wednesday. The show was sponsored by Angelica’s Boutique which is owned by Angelica Andrews. Just Friends is a ladies social club ...
PHOTOS: Camp Mackle participants visit new Marco museum
Published 07/15/2010 at 3:28 p.m.
Children participating in Camp Mackle visited the Marco Island Historical Museum on Wednesday. The campers were escorted by camp counselors A.J. Galiana, Alex Garris, Rosie Flores, and “leader in training” Travis Vosburgh and Elizabeth Clark.
PHOTOS: Marco Island's Hands Across the Sand protest
Updated 06/28/2010 at 3:51 p.m.
Concerned citizens gathered at Marco Island’s South Beach and Residents’ Beach Saturday to participate in Hands Across the Sand. Organizers say the 15 minute joining of hands was to signify solidarity against the dangers offshore oil drilling pose to our ...
PHOTOS: Artist Colony inspired by the moon
Published 05/28/2010 at 1:13 p.m.
May’s “4th Art Walk” took place Wednesday night. The art walk allows the artist of the Artist Colony at the Esplanade to showcase their works of art. The Artist Colony at the Esplanade is composed of three galleries; Portside Studios, ...
PHOTO GALLERY: Charter Allstarz adopt ‘Annie’
Published 05/24/2010 at 9:31 a.m.
The Marco Island Charter Middle School gymnasium was filled to capacity Thursday night for the Marco Island Charter Middle School Allstarz performance of the musical Annie. This was a major musical performance by the Allstarz, who have been working on ...
PHOTO GALLERY: Tommie Barfield Elementary students take Nature and History Cruise
Published 05/17/2010 at 8:47 a.m. 1 Comment
Over 80 fourth grade students from Tommie Barfield Elementary, teachers and parent chaperons enjoyed a special two-hour ‘Nature & History Cruise’ Friday morning aboard Sunshine Tours’ Marco Island Princess Island Girl. When all cruisers were counted, over 110 people enjoyed ...
PHOTO GALLERY: Talk Derby To Me
Published 05/04/2010 at 3:56 p.m.
Guy Harvey’s Island Grill was transformed into the infield of Churchill Downs for a few hours as Kentucky Derby fans gathered eat, drink and watch the 136th Run for the Roses at Talk Derby to Me on Saturday. Large, elaborate ...
PHOTO GALLERY: Art is in bloom at the Esplanade
Published 04/30/2010 at 11:26 a.m.
The Artist Colony at the Esplanade hosted April’s Last Wednesday Art Walk “Art in Bloom” on Wednesday evening. The Artist Colony at the Esplanade is composed of three galleries; Portside Gallery featuring works of art by Carolyn Burger, Inez Hudson, ...
Spa day benefits Cancer Society
Published 04/27/2010 at 1:48 p.m. 1 Comment
The Spa at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort hosted the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life Spa Day” Friday. Spa therapist provided chair massages with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life.” The event was a ...
PHOTO GALLERY: Neal farewell gathering celebrates the arts
Published 04/26/2010 at 5:11 p.m. 1 Comment
The Art League, Marco Island’s center for the arts, was filled with well wishers Friday evening for the open house to say goodbye to Christine Neal, executive director. Neal will officially step down Friday after leading the Art League for ...
You'll have to wait a little longer for your 'Welcome'
Published 04/23/2010 at 4:57 p.m.
Workers from Gulfsands Contracting, Inc. put the finishing touches on the recently relocated "Welcome to Marco Island" sign. It was relocated Friday morning from its previous location on the Marco Island side of the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge to the ...
PHOTOS: A little bit of the Paris art scene at the Esplanade
Published 04/20/2010 at 2:48 p.m.
Saturdays mild temperatures combined with cloud cover provided surprisingly ideal conditions for the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts’ (MIFA) Paris inspired Left Bank Art Fest. Thirty-one exhibitors displayed their wares along the waterfront and elsewhere at the Esplanade. The ...
PHOTO GALLERY: 5,000 show up to Marco Island's Spring Jubilee
Published 04/04/2010 at 10:32 a.m. 1 Comment
A crowd estimated at approximately 5,000 packed Mackle Park Saturday morning for the Marco Island Parks and Recreation’s “Spring Jubilee”.
PHOTO GALLERY: Wedding bells for the Wishing Well
Published 03/29/2010 at 10:56 a.m.
The madcap wedding of Dale and Donna was based on the popular on-and-off Broadway show “Tony and Tina’s Wedding.” The ceremony put a comical spin on just about everything and anything that could go wrong during a real wedding.
PHOTO GALLERY: Gambling for the Library
Published 03/28/2010 at 12:20 p.m.
The Marco Island branch of the Collier County Public Library turned into little Las Vegas for a few hours Saturday night as library supporters gambled to help raise funds for the new Rose Hall Community Room.
Updated/Video/Photos: Family flavor added to Marco Seafood Festival
Updated 03/23/2010 at 1:03 p.m.
Thousands of people descended on Veterans’ Community Park this weekend for the 2nd Annual Marco Island Seafood Festival, which was a bigger and better hit with families this year.
PHOTO GALLERY: Fine Art & Craft Festival
Published 03/14/2010 at 10:17 p.m.
Island residence and visitors took advantage of the sunny warm weekend weather to attend the Fine Art & Craft Festival at Veterans Community Park.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lions Club keeps pancake tradition alive
Published 03/13/2010 at 3:54 p.m.
In a tradition that stretches back 16 years, the Marco Island Lions Club hosted its annual pancake breakfast Saturday morning in the United Church of Marco’s Fellowship Hall.
PHOTO GALLERY: Holy Fish Fry! Over 800 served
Published 03/06/2010 at 2:51 p.m.
Over 800 people enjoyed the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council’s fish fry/baked dinner Friday night.
PHOTO GALLERY: Making Strides Against Cancer beach walk
Published 02/28/2010 at 8:57 p.m.
Walkers gathered at Tigertail Beach Saturday morning to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Cancer Beach Walk.
PHOTO GALLERY: Record crowd at bridge run
Updated 02/18/2010 at 10:26 a.m. 1 Comment
Windy and chilly temperatures didn’t stop runners in the Second Annual Marco Bridge Run to benefit the Marco Island YMCA on Sunday.
PHOTO GALLERY: 'Roadshow' experts fill Spring Appraisal Faire
Published 02/07/2010 at 2:59 p.m. 2 Comments
The new Marco Island Historical Museum was filled to capacity Saturday for the Spring Appraisal Faire presented by the Marco Island Historical Society.
PHOTO GALLERY: This ‘n That sale benefits local scholarships
Published 02/07/2010 at 10:25 a.m.
The Council of Catholic Women of San Marco Catholic Church held their annul This ‘n That sale Saturday morning.
PHOTO GALLERY: Monsters Invade Mackle Park
Published 01/31/2010 at 10:03 p.m.
Moviegoers enjoyed watching Monsters vs. Aliens Friday evening at Mackle Park.
PHOTO GALLERY: Art-in-the-Glades
Published 01/24/2010 at 9:58 p.m.
Art lovers from Everglades City and the surrounding locale enjoyed Art-in-the-Park Saturday. The event took place in Everglades City’s McLeod Park and allowed a wide variety of venders to showcase their wares.
PHOTO GALLERY: Everglades Antique Air Aficionados Fly-In
Published 01/24/2010 at 6:22 p.m.
Airplane enthusiast and Everglades Airpark supporters gathered Saturday morning for a free pancake breakfast, to catch a glimpse of various aircraft, and to watch John Apte scoop up an advertising banner with his 1951 Cessna 170A.
PHOTO GALLERY: Marco Island rings in the New Year
Published 01/01/2010 at 6:52 p.m.
Marco Islanders and visitors celebrate the New Year.
PHOTO GALLERY: Chamber ‘Holiday After Five’
Published 12/17/2009 at 8:42 a.m.
The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa was the host of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce ‘Special Holiday After Five’ Wednesday evening.
Special holiday edition of Chamber After Five held
Published 12/16/2009 at 2:31 p.m.
The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa was the host of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce special Holiday After Five, Wednesday evening.
PHOTO GALLERY: A Christmas Island Style Salute to Veterans
Published 12/10/2009 at 9:22 a.m. 1 Comment
U.S Military veterans hold a very special place in Christmas Island Style Chairman and Vietnam War veteran Steve “Stef” Stefanides heart. Stef is very proud of his families’ service in the military.