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  • Seafood Fest weekend: Change comes to annual event Published 03/27/2014 at 10:03 a.m. 1 Comment

    What began just six years ago has grown in popularity and become an annual signature event for Marco Island. "Little did we know when we started this festival it would continue to grow each year to be such a popular ...

  • County hands out awards to deserving employees Published 02/17/2014 at 11:55 a.m.

    Travis Gossard has been selected as Collier County Government's supervisor of the year for 2013. Travis was nominated for this award by his entire staff and was recognized by the Board of County Commissioners on Feb. 11. Gossard has been ...

  • Seafood Fest takes over Everglades City Published 02/10/2014 at 9:44 a.m.

    The normally sleepy fishing community of Everglades City was an all-out, honky tonkin' country music and fish fryin' jamboree this weekend. Carnival rides, musical groups, craft vendors and tens of thousands of fairgoers swarmed into Everglades City for t

  • Three to do: an exhibit, a performance and JFK Published 11/18/2013 at 2:55 p.m.

    See what's hot on the Three To Do list for Marco Island.

  • 3 To Do: Eat with the chief, BMO open house, and Home Show Published 11/11/2013 at 2:11 p.m.

    Eat wit the chief, BMO hosts open house and Home Show is Thursday: these are the 3 To Know for Marco Island

  • 3 To Know: holiday bazaar, no nets and RE/MAX opens Published 11/11/2013 at 12:45 p.m.

    Stay up-to-date with happenings on Marco Island. Read 3 To do.

  • Two-vehicle accident slows traffic in front of Marco Island Marriott Published 11/01/2013 at 4:51 p.m. 32 Comments

    An overturned Lexus partially blocked the entrance to the Marriott parking around 4 p.m., Friday. Northbound traffic on Collier Boulevard was completely blocked for a short time. At this one northbound lane is open.

  • Rays on short end of 52-12 score Published 10/21/2013 at 10:58 a.m.

    Evangelical Christian coasted to a 52-12 victory over Marco Island Academy, but MIA coach Andy Delgado was elated to see several positives on the field. "Most of our kids would be playing freshman or JV ball if they were anywhere ...

  • PHOTOS: A Newcomers' Halloween Published 10/11/2013 at 2:35 p.m.

    The Marco Island Newcomers Club held their annual Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The club is for women and they meet for lunch and socializing at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Marco Island Yacht ...

  • Make plans today for Marco Island's 2014 Imagination Ball Published 10/11/2013 at 2:18 p.m.

    BMO Harris Bank is the presenting sponsor for the 2014 Imagination Ball to be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort and Spa. The event benefits the Marco Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society. In ...

  • Sale e Pepe earns prestigious award Published 10/11/2013 at 2:17 p.m.

    Sale e Pepe, a restaurant at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, has received the prestigious "Ospitalita Italiana Ristoranti Italiana nel mondo" Seal of Quality Award from the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. The award recogniz

  • Island Theater Company presents 'Blame It On Beckett' Published 10/02/2013 at 12:02 p.m.

    The Island Theater Company announces the cast of "Blame It On Beckett," which includes John Moulton as dramaturg, Jim Foley; Mai Puccio as famous playwright, Tina Fike; Jared Wagner as theater general manager, Mike Braschi; and Abby Yetter as literary ...

  • PHOTOS: Everglades City Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet Published 09/30/2013 at 10:38 a.m. 2 Comments

    Marya Repko reports, "We had good day, not too hot/humid, for our annual festival to send off the stone crab fleet. We invited arts and crafts vendors this year and their tents made a colorful spectacle. The event is to ...

  • Maltz is Everglades artist of the month Published 09/25/2013 at 3:07 p.m. 1 Comment

    Alan S. Maltz, whose art photography book "Journey Through Paradise: Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades" will be released next month, is the October Artist of the Month at the Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City. A collection of ...

  • Eagle Scout Andrew Smith completes two projects for Marco Island Historical Museum Published 09/25/2013 at 2:40 p.m. 2 Comments

    The Marco Island Historical Museum and Society are pleased to announce the completion of two projects by local Marco Island resident and Eagle Scout, Andrew Smith.Andrew Smith's Eagle Scout projects consisted of designing, constructing and installing two

  • PHOTOS: Realtors, supporters gather for lunch at Hideaway Beach Published 09/12/2013 at 10:02 a.m.

    On Wednesday the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors held their September General Membership Luncheon, Trade Show and Election at Hideaway Beach. Realtors and their support networks had booths and displays leading up to a lunch and presentation of t

  • Six rescued from Gulf by Marco Island Fire/Rescue Published 09/09/2013 at 3:36 p.m. 14 Comments

    Marco Island Fire/Rescue rescued six individuals from Gulf waters Sunday, according to a press release from Deputy Chief Chris Bryne. The boat overturned approximately 18 miles south of Caxambas Boat Ramp. Those in distress used a cell phone to alert ...

  • City of Marco Island bonds well received Published 08/29/2013 at 8:45 a.m. 3 Comments

    The sale of the Marco Island Utility System Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2013 was met with exuberance by investors Thursday, resulting in $210 million of total orders for $62 million of bonds, according to a press release from the city. ...

  • Marco police conduct death investigation Published 08/26/2013 at 3:42 p.m. 4 Comments

    At approximately 1:21 p.m., Thursday, the Marco Island Police and Fire Rescue Departments were dispatched to 1200 Edington Place reference an unresponsive 43-year-old male located in a parked vehicle. According to a news release from the Marco Police Department, Fire/Rescue ...

  • Seminole Museum field trip: Sign up by Sept. 1 Published 08/26/2013 at 3:25 p.m.

    Join the Marco Island Historical Society on a field trip to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the Big Cypress Indian Reservation of the Seminole Tribe of Florida on Sept. 7.

  • Holley to leave Marco Island Center for the Arts Published 08/16/2013 at 6:51 p.m. 1 Comment

    Lynn Holley is leaving the Marco Island arts community, according to a press release issued Friday. "It is with regret that the Marco Island Center for the Arts announces that Lynn Holley, executive director will leave her full time position ...

  • Marco Island Civil Air Patrol to be honored for Hurricane Sandy response Published 08/16/2013 at 6:50 p.m. 2 Comments

    The Marco Island CAP Senior Squadron recently announced that the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, will honor Civil Air Patrol with a 2013 National P

  • Iberia Marco presents 'Myths and Facts about Breast Cancer' Published 07/29/2013 at 4:14 p.m.

    Iberia Bank and Physicians Regional Healthcare System continue the Health Plus Lecture Series with the topic of “Myths and Facts about Breast Cancer” on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Iberia branch located at 605 Bald Eagle Drive on Marco Island. ...

  • Marco Island resident Bedford Biles dies at 92 Updated 07/30/2013 at 9:44 a.m. 6 Comments

    Well-known Islander Bedford Biles, 92, died Sunday, two weeks after surgery on his foot, according to information provided by his wife of 64 years, Faye. Biles, a veteran who was part of the 101st Airborne Parachute “Screaming Eagles,” was recently ...

  • Adamski Family Charity 5k Run/Walk is Saturday Published 07/25/2013 at 11:15 a.m. 1 Comment

    The Adamski Family Charity 5k Run/Walk will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at the Marco Island Fire Department, 1280 San Marco Road, Marco Island. Adults $20. Kids $10. Hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit and drinks will be available ...

  • Weekend benefits: For Adamski family, Wildland Firefighters and Disco Dave Published 07/18/2013 at 1:09 p.m.

    Unfortunately tragedy can come on the heels of great celebration and joy at times; such was the case for the Corey Adamski family, who while on their way home from a July 4th picnic with his two daughters and wife ...

  • Tigertail Beach clean-up is Saturday Published 07/11/2013 at 11:14 a.m.

    The Friends of Tigertail Beach will host their mid-summer clean-up on Saturday, July 13, from 8 a.m. until noon. All volunteers are welcome and will meet at the Tigertail Beach kiosk where they will be provided with work gloves, garbage ...

  • Free family-friendly movies at the Marco Island Historical Museum Published 07/11/2013 at 11:13 a.m.

    Free family-friendly movies! Free candy! Air-conditioning! You can find them all this summer in the Rose History Auditorium at the Marco Island Historical Museum complex, 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. Showtimes for the entire series will be 1 p.m.

  • The Marco Beach Ocean Resort ranked #16 by Travel + Leisure Published 07/11/2013 at 11:09 a.m. 1 Comment

    The Marco Beach Ocean Resort has been ranked #16 on the Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards List of Top Resorts in the Continental U.S. The Marco Beach Ocean Resort is a 98-suite boutique resort featuring one and two ...

  • Capt. Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club relocating to Bonita Springs Published 05/15/2013 at 8:30 a.m. 6 Comments

    Capt. Brien Spina, owner of the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island, has recently announced plans to relocate to Bonita Springs. According to a press release, Capt. Brien has secured a 4-acre property at the corner of Imperial ...

  • Barfield Bridge repair underway Published 05/13/2013 at 2:17 p.m. 21 Comments

    Beginning this week, the N. Barfield Bridge will be closed to through traffic for major repairs. This closure will require detour of traffic traveling on Barfield north of Collier and any traffic traveling easterly from Bald Eagle. Signs will direct ...

  • Nest Fest: Support the Sanctuary this weekend Published 04/04/2013 at 4:25 p.m.

    The Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation (MESF) will host the 3rd Annual "Nest Fest" on Saturday, April 6 at the Island Country Club, 500 Nassau Rd, on Marco Island. Cocktails (cash bar) at 5:30, dinner at 6:30, dancing and musical entertainment ...

  • Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is Wednesday Published 02/28/2013 at 1:06 p.m.

    On Wednesday, March 6, the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 13th Annual Business Expo in the Capri Ballroom of the Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa, 400 S. Collier Boulevard, Marco Island. The expo offers ...

  • Fire claims Waterfall Court home Published 02/11/2013 at 3:06 p.m.

    At 1:12 p.m., Monday, the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Department received a call of a structure fire in the 1700 block of Waterfall Court. The call was received from an individual on Bahama Roadd who saw flames and smoke coming from ...

  • One hospitalized after Tuesday fire Published 12/06/2012 at 2:28 p.m.

    A fire Tuesday night has put one person in the Miami Burn Unit. According to a press release from the Marco Island Fire Department, the fire was reported around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

  • Business Briefs: Marco Island Published 10/11/2012 at 9:52 a.m.

    Prudential Florida Realty recently welcomed one of the most respected and successful Realtors in the Marco Island area. Mari-Jo Koval, formerly with Re/Max Results Realty, has joined Prudential Florida Realty as a broker ass

  • Fitness Shred Party this weekend on Marco Island Published 10/11/2012 at 9:51 a.m.

    Grab your friends, family and old documents for a workout of epic proportions. Iberia Bank has partnered with the Marco YMCA, Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, Marco Island Parks and Recreation, and more to help you focus on your family ...

  • Calling all golfers: Christmas Island Style outing Published 10/11/2012 at 9:43 a.m. 1 Comment

    The call has gone out for golfers to help with this year’s Christmas Island Style golf outing, the proceeds for which will go to help fund the various Christmas events which are held between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year for ...

  • Bill Black is to speak at Police Foundation Luncheon Published 10/11/2012 at 9:40 a.m.

    The Marco Police Foundation recently announced that Bill Black will be the featured speaker at its “Lunch with the Chief” on Oct. 17. Black has 20-plus years with the federal three-letter intelligence agencies, has worked with state, local, county and ...

  • Fiscal 2012 financial results released for Marco Island Published 10/11/2012 at 9:37 a.m. 2 Comments

    In a press release this week, the City of Marco Island reported its fiscal 2012 financial results. According to the release, for the year ending Sept. 30, revenues were $20,789,589 versus a budget of $21,016,165. Operating expenses were $19,817,977 versus ...

  • Leadership Marco 2012: Kickoff party ushers in new class Published 07/26/2012 at 11:34 a.m. 2 Comments

    Following their first day of class, Leadership Marco 2012 gathered at the Stillwater Court home of Ted and Jennifer Forcht, with members of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce and the 2011 alumni. From now through December

  • Locals to pay tribute to Stan Gober on Sunday Published 06/22/2012 at 10 a.m.

    Gober to be celebrated on Sunday.

  • Locals to pay tribute to Stan Gober on Sunday Published 06/21/2012 at 5 p.m.

    "I appreciate all of the people who come to our place, especially for the Sunday show every week," the owner of the iconic Stan's Idle Hour restaurant said in his 2006 autobiography, "Stan: An American Story."

  • Send us your memories of Stan Gober Published 06/20/2012 at 4:58 p.m.

    Did you know Stan Gober or have special memories of him? Send us your tributes to Submissions will be accepted until Monday and may be published in Tuesday's edition of the Marco Eagle.

  • MIPD addresses attack concerns Published 10/24/2011 at 2:24 p.m. 2 Comments

    The Marco Island Police Department released the following on Thursday: “The Marco Island Police Department has received a fairly steady stream of inquiries regarding the battery of an adult female resident which occurred just prior to midnight on Oct. 1.

  • Collier Lodging & Tourism Alliance to discuss tourist development tax Published 10/24/2011 at 2:21 p.m.

    The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance (CCLTA), a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing regional issues of mutual importance to the tourism industry and the local community, will present “The Tourist Development Tax and What It Means for You” on ...

  • Caxambas Republican Club meets Tuesday Published 10/10/2011 at 1:29 p.m.

    Caxambas Republican Club of Southwest Florida will hold its general business meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., this evening (Tuesday) at Bistro Soleil in the Olde Marco Inn, 100 Palm Street, Marco Island.

  • Get into a German state of mind at Oktoberfest at MIYC Published 10/06/2011 at 1:33 p.m. 1 Comment

    The Marco Island Yacht Club is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. To start the new season, the club hosts the 6th Annual Marco Island Oktoberfest on Oct. 14, for its members and special guests. The club arranged for an authentic ...

  • Personnel changes announced for City of Marco Island Published 10/06/2011 at 1:27 p.m. 4 Comments

    The City of Marco Island recently announced the following personnel changes: Effective Oct. 1, 2012, the following organizational changes and personnel appointments are announced:

  • Marco Island featured in where to retire magazine Published 10/06/2011 at 1:24 p.m.

    Marco Island has been selected by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, as a top retirement destination and will be profiled in the feature story “8 Treasured Islands for Serene ...