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. 22 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 email@example.com. 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 ...
Marco Island Veterans Memorial should be ready in 45 days
Published 09/26/2011 at 4:56 p.m.
Local contractor, Allied Pavers has begun construction of the Veterans Memorial. Pavers are being engraved, while benches and flagpoles are waiting to be installed. “The Veterans Memorial should be complete in 45 days,” said Bryan Milk, Parks and Recreation Director ...
Flooding advisory for Marco Island
Published 09/26/2011 at 10:04 a.m. 5 Comments
Flooding Advisory: Due to the heavy rains today and the expected high tide of over 3'8" around 12:30 pm today, please anticipate potential flooding in roadways and use extreme caution while driving. Do not drive through high water. The intersection ...
Saturday is National Estuaries Day and Rookery Bay is celebrating
Published 09/22/2011 at 11:33 a.m.
National Estuaries Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, is celebrated each year at the country’s 28 national estuarine research reserves, gives people an opportunity learn about the important coastal environments. Rookery Bay invites guests to enjoy half-hour ...
Lely Key Club visits Marco Kiwanis; Hunter next speaker
Published 09/19/2011 at 1:41 p.m.
The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island is gearing up for another busy season. Guest speaker at the Thursday meeting is Chief Don Hunter. Everyone is welcome to come to the meetings from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Porky’s Last ...
Keller Williams welcomes Mike and Ellen Shapiro and announces extraordinary profit growth
Published 09/19/2011 at 1:33 p.m.
Keller Williams Realty Marco Island achieved more than $135 million in closed sales volume in the first seven months of 2011, with profitability up almost 300 percent over the same period in 2010, according to figures released at its Mid ...
Kappauf receives President’s Award for Lifetime Service
Published 09/08/2011 at 12:50 p.m.
The Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association (EGCSA) recently announce that Wayne Kappauf, CGCS, has received the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association (FGCSA) Presidents Award for Lifetime Service. Having been instrumental in the affairs of both the EGCSA and the FGCSA ...
PHOTOS: The new-look Eagle was on display at a launch party at the Esplanade on Thursday
Published 09/02/2011 at 7:19 p.m.
On hand were representatives of the Marco Eagle and Naples Daily News, to meet with the community and proudly show the new Eagle format. Penny Moore, community publication’s editor, spoke at the event. Members of the community spoke favorably of ...
Coyote warnings for Marco residents, visitors
Published 09/02/2011 at 7:11 p.m. 7 Comments
The Marco Island Police Department and City of Marco Island Environmentalist Nancy Richie, in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) have created the following summary of coyote related information to educate Island residents and visitors. As ...
Want local news on the go? There’s an app for that!
Published 09/02/2011 at 6:43 p.m.
The Marco News app is now available for iPhones and Androids. The app allows you quick and easy access to marconews.com and the Marco Eagle, 24/7. Download the app now at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marconews/id459456511 or https://market.android.com/details?id=com.scripps.marconews.mobile.
‘Most Beautiful’ title goes elsewhere
Published 07/22/2011 at 10:45 a.m. 3 Comments
Sandpoint, Idaho has been chosen as “Most Beautiful” small town in America by Rand McNally with USA Today Best of The Road, beating out among other Marco Island, according to an email announcement from the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, ...
Patriotic Shred Party at Marco Island Iberia Bank branch
Published 06/16/2011 at 11:06 a.m.
Bring your old, outdated bank statements and checks, mortgage contracts, auto leases, legal agreements and more to the Patriotic Shred Party from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Iberia Bank, 605 Bald Eagle Drive. A donation of $2 per box/bag ...
Forum: Email sets off flag debate on Marco Island
Published 06/02/2011 at 4:49 p.m. 31 Comments
On Monday, Dave Rice set off a firestorm of email responses after he sent out a photograph showing U.S. flags piled up on the ground, presumably removed so that landscapers could navigate the medians.
FLDOE supports Marco Island Academy
Published 05/19/2011 at 1:13 p.m. 46 Comments
The Marco Island Academy has been selected by the Florida Department of Education’s Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) to receive $325,000 from Federal funding payable over three time periods. In order to qualify, applicants submitted a synopsis of their ...
Goodland Boat Ramp to close
Published 04/28/2011 at 2:02 p.m. 1 Comment
Collier County Parks and Recreation’s ramp will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, through May 13, for modifications and upgrades. The park and the ship store will remain open. For further information please contact Clint Perryman, project manager, Coastal Zone Management ...
Marco Island Fire/Rescue responds to gas leak
Published 04/18/2011 at 10:57 a.m.
At 10:30 a.m., Monday, Marco Island Fire Rescue received a call of a gas leak at 1455 Collingswood Ct. It was relayed that a gas line to a 500 gallon underground gas tank had been accidently cut. Fire Rescue crews ...
Tommie Barfield Elem. opens kindergarten registration
Published 04/14/2011 at 1:51 p.m.
Tommie Barfield Elementary on Marco Island will host an informational meeting pertaining to kindergarten registration for the 2011-2012 school year on Tuesday.
OSHA cites company working on Marco Island
Published 03/16/2011 at 3:56 p.m. 7 Comments
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $60,900 in penalties against Naples-based Morca Contracting Corp. for 14 serious safety violations found at a worksite on Marco Island. OSHA began its inspection as part of a ...
Famed wildlife and Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher will appear at Marco Island's Rose History Auditorium
Published 03/11/2011 at 1:31 p.m.
Clyde Butcher, the famed wildlife and Everglades photographer, will appear at Rose History Auditorium, 5 p.m., Tuesday, according to the Marco Island Historical Society. This is in conjunction with the introduction of his newly-mounted photo show in the museum. The ...
Everglades City homes tour is Saturday
Published 03/10/2011 at 5:40 p.m.
Everglades City has over 50 historic buildings, and nine of these will open their doors to visitors Saturday at the Second Annual Homes Tour. The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation (ESHP) is again sponsoring the tour from 1 to 5 ...
S.R. 951 project: Public information meeting slated
Published 03/10/2011 at 5:11 p.m.
The Collier County Growth Management Division, in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is hosting a public information meeting regarding the 60 percent design plans phase of the project to resurface, restore and rehabilitate S.R. 951 from south ...
Men’s Club has new member breakfast
Published 02/15/2011 at 2:31 p.m.
The Marco Men’s Club held its annual new member breakfast Feb. 9 at the Forest Glen Country Club to welcome 40 new members.
PHOTOS: Music, food and fun at Marco Island Kiwanis Car Show
Published 02/15/2011 at 2:17 p.m.
Antique cars, hot rods, classic and other custom and specialty vehicles were featured Sunday at the Kiwanis Car Show.
VFW #6370 to donate $10,000 to the city of Marco Island
Published 02/08/2011 at 3:29 p.m.
Financing for the Veterans’ Memorial at Veterans’ Community Park is progressing. Many of the benches available around the memorial have been sold, thanks to the efforts of Leo Sutera and the fundraising committee.
PHOTOS: Big Music Band at Mackle Park
Published 02/06/2011 at 6:48 p.m.
The Music of Marco Big Band filled Mackle Park on Sunday afternoon. Attendees enjoyed the performance with some even dancing under the covered airnasium.
PHOTOS: History flies into Marco Executive Airport
Published 02/01/2011 at 1:30 p.m. 1 Comment
Three World War II planes were on display this weekend at the Marco Island Executive Airport this weekend.
Maria Elena Pujol is MICA’s Humanitarian of the Year
Published 02/01/2011 at 1:27 p.m.
The Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) Humanitarian of the Year Award was first given in 1998 to honor the unsung heroes of Marco Island, the people who do so much for so many. MICA’s 2011 honoree was revealed at MICA’s ...
Blue Heron adds overnight dockage to amenities
Published 01/21/2011 at 1:52 p.m.
A fine dining fixture on Isles of Capri for 36 years, the Blue Heron has recently completed construction of four new boat slips. Owner Alex Alexander said the new docks can accommodate vessels up to 70 feet and offer electric ...
Gold jewelry found at Marco Island Publix
Published 12/29/2010 at 3 p.m. 7 Comments
Hopefully, a person’s good deed will bring relief, and happiness, to a person who lost gold jewelry items at the Publix off Collier Boulevard.
Holiday trash, recycling schedule; disposal of trees
Published 12/22/2010 at 2:58 p.m.
There will be no collection of trash, recycling, yard waste, or bulky items on Saturday in the unincorporated areas of Collier County served by Waste Management (including the City of Marco Island and Everglades City), or the areas served by ...