PHOTOS: Mother/Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party
Published 05/13/2013 at 11:44 a.m.
As is traditional on the Saturday before Mother's Day Mackle Park was decked out for a mother/daughter social. With a Mad Hatter theme the kids enjoyed everything from arts and crafts, dances, costumes, staff and volunteers in character plus a ...
Marco Island Board of Realtors celebrate Cinco de Mayo during After 5
Published 05/03/2013 at 3:22 p.m.
A Cinco de Mayo-themed networking event held at Margarita's on Marco Island brought area realtors, related business owners and generous sponsors together for an After 5 get together. As expected, a buffet loaded with Mexican food and the occasional margar
PHOTO GALLERY: Marco Island Christmas Boat Parade
Published 12/08/2012 at 11:57 p.m. 2 Comments
After darkness set in around 6 pm a mix of about two dozen power & sailboats circled the Big Marco River right in perfect view of the open house going on at the Marco Island Yacht Club.
PHOTOS: Marco Island community turns out for Steve Reynolds fundraiser
Published 07/29/2012 at 9:52 p.m.
Marco standout Steve Reynolds enjoyed real community support. His "All Star Band", lots of friends and more packed CJs on the Bay to give back to Steve who has always donated his own time and efforts around town. A silent ...
PHOTOS: Rain doesn't dampen excitement for Earth Day 2012 at Rookery Bay
Published 04/21/2012 at 1:46 p.m.
Rain hampered but didn't totally wash out Earth Day at Rookery Bay. While outdoor activities like hiking & kayaking were mostly a bust the sophisticated indoor learning center saved the day.
PHOTOS: Runners speed through Marco Bridge Run
Updated 03/18/2012 at 10:28 a.m.
With runners from both the local area and points across the country the Marco Bridge race was run under perfect early morning conditions. A pre sunrise start sent them on a 16 mile course traversing back and forth over the ...
PHOTOS: Marco Islanders get a close shave for charity at St. Baldrick's event
Published 03/17/2012 at 1:19 p.m.
With young and old alike raising funds and lining up for total buzz cuts on behalf of the St. Baldrick's Foundation the event held at Cathy O'Clarke's Irish Pub was a fun time and success despite the rain.
PHOTOS: San Marco raises funds for charity at Casino Night event
Published 03/11/2012 at 12:22 a.m.
The first ever San Marco Council of Catholic Women ran what looked like a very successful casino night with proceeds targeted toward local charities, youth groups and college scholarships.
PHOTOS: Golden Gate residents celebrate annual Frontier Days
Published 03/10/2012 at 5:54 p.m.
Situated at the Golden Gate Community Center, the Frontier Days Festival sported everything from live lions and tigers on site for educational purposes with the Kowiachobbe Sanctuary right through old time rides like bumper cars and treats like cotton candy.
PHOTOS: RE/MAX honors Marco agents
Published 03/07/2012 at 11:03 a.m.
Michael Vale, president of Marco’s RE/MAX recognized agents who attained award status for 2011. He noted that he’s both honored and proud to be affiliated with all of RE/MAX’s associates who continue to be the most experienced and productive agents ...
PHOTOS: Check out aviation history at Marco's airport
Published 03/03/2012 at 6:41 a.m.
With two famous military trainers, the Steerman bi-plane and the AT6-G plus the only flying B25H model bomber all available for viewing, photos and even recreational rides the historyflight.com show is a must for all military aviation buffs.
PHOTOS: Marco Lions Club serves up pancakes to benefit vision charities
Published 02/25/2012 at 4:18 p.m.
More than 300 people were expected at the Marco Island Lions Club International pancake breakfast at Marco Island United Church, 320 N. Barfield Drive on Saturday morning.
PHOTOS: Record turnout for Kiwanis car show
Published 02/20/2012 at 1:12 p.m.
With 186 cars entered and an overflowing turnout the 2012 Kiwanis Club car show was a record. Everything from early ‘30s American cars right through the classic ‘60s and 70s muscle versions were on display, some offered for sale. Layered ...
PHOTOS: Jewish Congregation of Marco Island celebrates 30th anniversary
Published 02/19/2012 at 8:03 p.m.
With 95 members of the congregation in attendance an outdoor cocktail hour backed by a gorgeous sunset started the evening at the Marriott. Next dinner and a presentation on the founding, history and future goals of the organization followed.
PHOTOS: Knights enjoy annual comedy dinner
Published 02/13/2012 at 2:53 p.m.
The Marco Island Knights of Columbus enjoyed a big prime rib dinner in anticipation of comic Bob Goss’ show. The Knights “St. Valentine’s Comedy Dinner Night” was held Saturday evening at 851 San Marco Rd. Attendees enjoyed the acoustic guitar ...
PHOTOS: Marco's art lovers brave chill for Left Bank Art Fest at Esplanade
Published 02/12/2012 at 2:30 p.m.
Cold weather, art in all forms and a busy morning would describe the scene. Paintings, photography, jewelry, glass work and more were available for viewing and purchase at the Esplanade's artist colony.
PHOTOS: Super Bowl Sunday on Marco Island
Published 02/06/2012 at 2:10 p.m.
A mixed crowd of Giants and Patriots fans were in evidence at Vandy’s and the Sand Bar on Marco Island. In each case it was a thriller early on as the Pats surrendered a safety right off. The mood was ...
PHOTOS: Former "In Living Color" cast member Tommy Davidson rocks house at Off the Hook on Marco
Published 02/04/2012 at 12:18 p.m.
Former "In Living Color" cast member, movie star and stand-up comic Tommy Davidson rocked the house at Marco Island's Off the Hook comedy club Friday night.
PHOTOS: Crowds turn out for St. Mark's craft fair
Published 02/02/2012 at 3:02 p.m.
From fresh garlic to Himalayan sea salt and ceramic sculptures attendees had that and lots more to choose from. A busy crowd browsed clothing, jewelry, fine art and more too at this open air event. Vendors ranged from Marco and ...
PHOTOS: Hideaway Beach tees off in fight against cancer
Published 01/29/2012 at 10 p.m.
Golf, dinner, silent and live auctions added up to an event sponsored by the Hideaway Beach Club to benefit the American Cancer Society.
PHOTOS: Tommy Chong lights up the crowd at Off the Hook Comedy Club
Published 01/28/2012 at 1:45 a.m. 1 Comment
A full house at Capt. Brien's Off the Hook comedy club enjoyed good food then a comedy set started by Shelby Chong, wife of Tommy who entertained with a smart edgy routine.
PHOTOS: Chamber of Commerce mixes with Marco Island Yacht Club After 5
Published 01/19/2012 at 3:04 p.m.
A successful networking social came together nicely when the Marco Chamber and the Marco Island Yacht Club teamed up. The Yacht Club’s scenic, comfortable facility lent itself perfectly to a full house that included business people, volunteers, Club members and ...
PHOTOS: Art League festival attracts tourists, buyers with crafty wares
Published 01/07/2012 at 3:56 p.m.
With warmer temperatures and interesting vendors on hand the Art League of Marco Island Arts & Crafts Festival got off to a good start. By the 10 am open visitors moved in and the variety of vendors offering jewelry, clothing, ...
PHOTOS: Huge crowd turns out for Christmas Eve service at Lowdermilk Park
Published 12/24/2011 at 11:54 p.m.
A huge crowd swelled to capacity for the annual Christmas Eve celebration at Lowdermilk Park. Many began the evening on the beach and were treated to a classic sunset. A well received sermon was delivered and the event closed with ...
PHOTOS: Tommie Barfield students make it snow during "Flakes" holiday show
Published 12/21/2011 at 5:45 p.m.
The 2nd graders at Tommie Barfield Elementary entertained a holiday crowd performing "flakes" complete with dialogue & song directed by music instructor Lisa Braren.
PHOTO GALLERY: Marco Island celebrates Christmas Island Style with glittering parade
Published 12/18/2011 at 1:57 a.m.
Christmas Island Style continued on Marco with the 24th annual parade. An obviously widely popular event, the streets were lined with people in anticipation of a parade started by a motorcycle escort, local color guards and a procession of floats ...
PHOTOS: Marco residents hit Veteran's Community Park for holiday film "Home Alone"
Published 12/17/2011 at 10:29 a.m.
A mixture of people from toddlers to grand parents visited Veterans Community Park for the open air screening of "Home Alone". The weather was perfect and many families either arrived with dinner and snacks in tow or enjoyed fresh hot ...
PHOTOS: Huge crowd turns out for Marco tree lighting ceremony
Published 12/04/2011 at 2:27 a.m. 1 Comment
From families to retired tail gating pros, a huge crowd built for the annual tree lighting on Marco. Food, drink, live performances and more led up to the big moment. Well known Marco entertainer Jimmy Long shared the stage with ...
PHOTOS: Strut Your Mutt brings out dozens of pets in Halloween costumes
Published 10/22/2011 at 3:56 p.m.
Countless dogs in costume along with their owners descended on Germain BMW of Naples for the fourth annual Strut Your Mutt event - a fun Halloween themed competition to benefit the Humane Society of Naples.
PHOTOS: Gulf Coast Humane Society helps pets find new homes during Saturday adoption day
Published 10/08/2011 at 3:55 p.m.
Another successful second Saturday took place for the Gulf Coast Humane Society at 2301 Fashion Drive at Coconut Point.
PHOTOS: Marco Fire-Rescue marks anniversary of 9/11
Published 09/11/2011 at 3:13 p.m.
With the Marco Fire-Rescue squad, the public and even a first responder to New York's Ground Zero in attendance the afternoon proved a rich blend of remembrance, sadness, gratefulness and hope.
PHOTOS: Marco's art lovers brave rains in search of the perfect picture
Published 08/31/2011 at 10:50 p.m.
Despite rainy skies, the galleries and multiple artists involved in the Marco Art Walk at Esplanade all showed good attendance, the resident artists, talented live musicians, tasty appetizers... and sales.
PHOTOS: Kiwanis pack Marco Marriott for annual convention
Published 08/27/2011 at 3:08 p.m.
With international and local members in attendance, a packed Marco Marriott hall was packed with Kiwanis Club members celebrating this year's theme of "It's Time to Serve."
PHOTO GALLERIES: Spirit of '45 events honor veterans across Southwest Florida
Updated 08/14/2011 at 10:37 p.m.
December 7, 1941 is noted as the date that would live in infamy. August 14, 1945 is the date that closed that chapter on one of the greatest of wars our world has ever fought. It marks the end of ...
PHOTOS: Rookery Bay continues 'Summer of Sharks' with skates and rays fun
Published 08/05/2011 at 2:18 p.m.
As Rookery Bay's Summer of Sharks and Kids Free Fridays continued, today's feature was skates and rays- closely related to sharks. As always Deborah Woods conducted a story time presentation and book reading on the subject, attendees got to handle ...
PHOTOS: Rookery Bay's "Summer of Sharks" continues with sawfish skeletons, fish feeding demo
Published 07/29/2011 at 4:04 p.m.
The imperiled species with the strange saw for an upper jaw was the featured species today as Kids Free Fridays and Summer of Sharks continue. As usual families enjoyed a story time slide show by Deborah Woods, scientific explanation by ...
Children have fun at weekly Kids Free Friday at Rookery Bay
Published 07/01/2011 at 3:04 p.m.
Kids Free Friday at Rookery Bay's learning center off Collier Boulevard South happens each week.
PHOTOS: CCSO races into Memorial Day weekend with 5K Fun Run in Golden Gate
Published 05/28/2011 at 12:45 a.m.
With help from corporate benefactors like Target and citizens organizations like the Police Unity Tour, the Collier County Sheffiff's Office 5K Fun Run at Golden Gate Community center was a huge success.
PHOTOS: Full house gathers for Easter services at Max Hasse
Published 04/24/2011 at 2:51 p.m.
A service offered to a "full house" under the pavilion at Max Hasse Community Park marked the 11th year of the tradition.
Artists, buyers turn out for Art Naples International Contemporary Art Fair
Published 03/18/2011 at 3:29 p.m.
The Art Naples International Contemporary Art Fair runs from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. March 18-20 and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. March 21 at the Naples International Pavilion located at 4835 Immokalee Road in Naples. One-day admission is $10 ...
West Coast Muscle Car Club, Shriners showcase hot cars, raise cold cash for a good cause
Published 03/05/2011 at 2:34 p.m.
What do you get when you combine a car show with a massive membership and a dedicated charitable organization? Lots of fun, a packed "house", a generous sum of money raised and a memorable event.
PHOTO GALLERY: Great weather, beautiful boats kick off Bonita Bay boat show
Updated 03/04/2011 at 11:13 p.m.
Visitors of the Bonita Bay Marina Boat Show will be greeted with boats of all shapes and sizes.
High school players in the mix at Island Club charity golf tournament
Published 02/27/2011 at 4:59 p.m. 2 Comments
On a sunny day, with exuberant high school players joining with adults, Island Country Club Foundation had a successful 10th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday.
Classics on display: Edison Festival car show showcases slice of Americana
Published 02/20/2011 at 9:37 p.m.
The Edison Festival of Light Classic Car Show was marked by truly older models and was flavored with a genuine taste of Americana.