Marco Island's house decorating contest finalists announced
Published 12/17/2010 at 2:22 p.m. 2 Comments
The 2010 finalists in the Marco Island House Decorating Contest.
Early voting ends Saturday
Published 10/28/2010 at 4:44 p.m.
Saturday is the last day to vote during Early Voting. The hours for Early Voting are the same at each location — 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Although the Marco Island Library and the Immokalee Library are closed on Saturday, ...
Tommie Barfield Elementary to host cyber safety event
Published 10/12/2010 at 2:08 p.m.
Tommie Barfield Elementary (TBE) is hosting a special cyber-awareness event from 7-8 p.m., on Thursday, October 21, in the school’s cafeteria, located at 101 Kirkwood Street, on Marco Island. The program is in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, ...
Public meeting Thursday: Overpass considered for U.S. 41 & Collier Boulevard exchange
Published 10/05/2010 at 1:45 p.m. 1 Comment
The Collier County Growth Management Division, in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is hosting an alternatives public workshop for the U.S. 41 and S.R./C.R. 951 Intersection Capacity Improvements Project. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Oct. ...
Goodland boat ramp to close temporarily starting Wednesday
Published 09/28/2010 at 8:29 a.m. 2 Comments
Collier County Parks and Recreation Department’s new Goodland boating park will be temporarily closed for some minor finishing touches starting Wednesday. The boat ramp will reopen on Saturday. During this time, the park and the ship store will remain open. ...
Halfway to St. Patty's Party tonight
Published 09/17/2010 at 8:56 a.m.
Cathy O'Clarke's Irish Pub will host Craig Weinbaum of the East Naples Fire Control & Rescue District from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Weinbaum will appear as a guest cook, preparing his grilled ahi tuna kabobs with mango salsa recipe ...
Tracy Gudgel captures third People’s Choice
Published 08/24/2010 at 11:59 a.m.
The Artist Colony at the Esplanade on Marco Island held its third People’s Choice Art Walk July 28. Loyal patrons of the colony once again enjoyed an evening of food, fun and art. There were colorful interpretations entered in the ...
PHOTOS: It's back to school time!
Published 08/23/2010 at 11:50 a.m.
Marco Islanders returned to school today, along with the rest of Collier County.
Traffic alert: Construction work at Smokehouse Bay Bridge
Published 07/12/2010 at 9:57 a.m.
Traffic on the Southbound lane of Smokehouse Bay Bridge will be limited to one lane Monday and Tuesday, according to a traffic notice posted on the city’s website. A contractor will be repairing damage to the guardrail caused by a ...
Constitution series underway on Marco
Published 07/08/2010 at 1:45 p.m.
Here’s an opportunity for concerned citizens to learn the facts about our most important founding document. Marco Islander and constitutional scholar Michael Sanchez will conduct a free, four-part program entitled “America: How and Why We Got Here,” that examines the ...
GOOOH events slated
Published 06/24/2010 at 3:56 p.m. 2 Comments
There will be an informal one hour GOOOH meeting, a discussion and Q&A session, starting at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, at Marco Island Presbyterian Church, 875 W. Elkcam Circle. “We know that if we do nothing, 95 percent of the incumbents ...
Fire closes Marco McDonald's
Published 05/07/2010 at 10:54 p.m. 8 Comments
The Marco Island Fire-Rescue Department was dispatched to McDonalds on Collier Boulevard at 5 p.m., today, according to a press release issued by city Information Services Manager Lisa M. Douglass. Officials believe the blaze was a grease fire. According to ...
Funds support 20 Collier County children’s nonprofits including Marco YMCA
Published 04/22/2010 at 5:29 p.m.
The Naples Children & Education Foundation, the organization that founded the Naples Winter Wine Festival, presented grant checks totaling $5.9 million to organizations supporting underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County, including $200,000 to the Marco Island YMCA. Twenty children’s ...
Art League develops executive director search committee
Published 04/20/2010 at 3:12 p.m.
The Art League’s board of directors has been diligently addressing the process to replace outgoing Executive Director Christine Neal. At a special board meeting held to address this issue a decision was made to develop a search committee in an ...
Police Foundation announces new president
Published 04/20/2010 at 3:04 p.m.
The Marco Police Foundation is pleased to announce the election of William G. Morris as the organizations new president. An active member of the Foundation’s board of directors, his term officially commenced at the March director’s meeting.
Islander wins CARES grant
Published 04/09/2010 at 10:52 a.m. 1 Comment
The Prudential Foundation and Prudential Financial, Inc., recently provided $407,750 in Prudential CARES volunteer grants to 627 nonprofit organizations worldwide, including one Islander. Mimi Torbush was awarded $1,000 on behalf of her charitable organization The Wishing Well Foundation, Inc. The ...
AAA honors Hilton Marco Island
Published 04/09/2010 at 10:49 a.m.
AAA Auto Club South recently awarded the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort with a 2010 Four Diamond Award designation. According to AAA, Four Diamond Award winners represent “the upper echelon of the hospitality industry” and make up 3.5 percent of ...
Marco police briefs
Published 03/19/2010 at 11:18 a.m.
Police responded to a report of a disturbance at the Snook Inn. While responding to that call, police were then notified that the disturbance involving four men was now occurring at Jack’s Lookout,
Police department tours open Wednesday
Published 03/16/2010 at 2:24 p.m.
A “Lunch & Learn Series” sponsored by Bedtime Bundles gives the public an opportunity to tour the Marco Island Police Department, 51 Bald Eagle Drive, and meet with the officers.
Police: Suspicious boating activities reported in Marco waters
Updated 03/15/2010 at 11:03 p.m. 1 Comment
Suspicious boating activities reported in Marco Island waters.
Marco police nab suspect on counterfeiting cell phones
Published 03/08/2010 at 8:14 p.m. 3 Comments
After police confiscated the loot, they gave a Marco Island man the boot from his apartment, taking him to jail, on Monday afternoon. Numerous phones and a large amount of questionable personal identification documents were confiscated by Marco Island Police ...
Video/news brief: Bear caught on tape outside LCEC substation
Updated 03/10/2010 at 1:21 p.m.
A large bear is caught on tape meandering around outside Lee County Electric Cooperative's Belle Meade substation, located on Collier Boulevard in Naples, just north of Marco Island.
Update: Fire damages historic Olde Marco Inn
Updated 03/09/2010 at 1:35 p.m. 1 Comment
A fire broke out at the historic Olde Marco Inn & Suites on Palm Avenue at about 4 a.m. Monday morning. Marco Island Fire Rescue and other nearby departments extinguished the kitchen fire, which caused as much as $75,000 in ...
Poll/News brief: Marco arts committee looks to revise proposed public art requirement
Published 03/03/2010 at 4:49 p.m.
Following mixed reviews by City Council in February, the City of Marco Island Arts Advisory Committee is meeting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday in the first floor conference room of City Hall, 50 Bald Eagle Dr., to discuss potential revisions ...
Landscaping course to save water, money to be presented on Marco
Published 03/03/2010 at 4:08 p.m. 1 Comment
Marco’s Community Development Department is presenting the Florida Friendly Landscapes public workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, at Mackle Park, located at 1361 Andalusia Ct.. The courses will inform residents, including gardeners, landscapers and property owners, which species ...
Marco police briefs: March 3
Published 03/03/2010 at 3:31 p.m.
An attempted vehicle break-in at South Seas Condominiums led to
UPDATE: LCEC restores power to 2,000 customers on Marco
Updated 03/02/2010 at 12:11 p.m. 1 Comment
About 2,000 Lee County Electric Cooperative customers were without power on Marco late this morning due to rain storms. Power was restored within about 40 minutes.
Marco police briefs: Feb. 19, 2010
Published 02/19/2010 at 4:29 p.m. 1 Comment
Cruz charged with possession of Oxycontin, paraphernalia.
News brief: Median work to begin on Collier Boulevard
Published 02/12/2010 at 1:07 p.m.
Median work is scheduled along Collier Boulevard on Marco Island beginning Tuesday night.
Marco police briefs: Feb. 10, 2010
Published 02/10/2010 at 4:44 p.m.
Thousands of dollars worth of sculptures were stolen from a trailer.
City of Marco announces wildlife photo contest
Updated 02/04/2010 at 2:29 p.m.
People have long been captivated by Florida’s beauty and abundance of plants and animal life as well as the unique diversity of their natural habitats. Marco's contest will express a visual celebration of all natural species, both animal and plant ...
Marco police briefs: Feb. 5, 2010
Published 02/04/2010 at 1:50 p.m. 3 Comments
Lonnie Heckelman, 35, of the 600 block of Auto Ranch Road in Naples. Heckelman was charged with felony battery and taken to jail.
Marco Police Briefs: Feb. 2, 2010
Published 02/02/2010 at 3:08 p.m.
Criminal mischief, tire damage
DOCS/Interactive Map: Theft, other crimes, down on Marco despite economy
Updated 01/29/2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Among other issues of the week, City Manager Steve Thompson reports a decline in crime rates on Island from 2008 to 2009, according to recently released annual statistics. The decline in theft, given the slump in the economy, is pleasantly ...
Collier County commission agrees to more Marco museum funds
Published 01/26/2010 at 1:34 p.m. 3 Comments
Collier County Commissioners agreed to spend $200,000 more on the new Marco Island Historical Museum set to open in February. The decision came during their meeting today after an earlier offer from Marco Island City Council to match up to ...
BLOG: Marco Island City Council Candidate Joe Batte on election night
Updated 01/26/2010 at 8:05 p.m.
The 2010 Marco election marks the third attempt by candidate Joe Batte, 68, to vie for an open city council seat. Batte will be at a non-election-related event Tuesday night with the Knights of Columbus at San Marco Catholic Church. ...
BLOG: Marco Island City Council Candidate Larry Magel on election night
Updated 01/26/2010 at 6:41 p.m.
Larry Magel, 67, was the first candidate to officially file paper work with the city to become a Marco Island City Council candidate for the 2010 election. He plans to be in Naples during the tallying of election results Tuesday ...
BLOG: Marco Island City Council Candidate Chuck Kiester on election night
Updated 01/26/2010 at 7:35 p.m.
Marco City Councilman Chuck Kiester, 69, eyes a long-term planning initiative for Marco as he vies for reelection among the four candidates seeking three open seats. Kiester plans to be at the Old Bombay Club on Bald Eagle drive awaiting ...
BLOG: Marco Island City Council Candidate Ted Forcht on election night
Updated 01/26/2010 at 8:26 p.m.
Incumbent Ted Forcht, 49, wasn’t able to hold back the forces that brought the sewer project to Marco, but it didn’t stop him from trying. The self-described “simple country boy” from Kentucky has served on council for nearly four years. ...
PHOTOS/VIDEO: Charter School basketball teams back in action
Published 01/12/2010 at 3:17 p.m.
Getting back after the holiday break, the Marco Island Charter Middle School teams had varying results. The girls lost, while the boys won. Here are the coaches reports.
Marco Police Briefs
Published 01/06/2010 at 12:05 p.m.
Victims Mark and Donna Colwell reported that their teen daughter assaulted them both.
Send your letters today
Published 01/05/2010 at 1:54 p.m.
Due to the timing of the mail-in ballots, the cut-off date for letters or commentaries pertaining to city elections, will be Thursday at 5 p.m., for publication in print no later than Sunday.
Seasonal flu vaccine not available during H1N1 ‘Home for the Holidays’ clinics
Updated 12/23/2009 at 3:30 p.m.
The Collier County Health Department is encouraging college students and families visiting Naples and Marco Island during the holidays to take the opportunity to get their H1N1, or swine flu, vaccinations, announced Collier County Health Department Spokeswoman Deb Millsap in ...
Holiday schedules for Marco, South Collier
Published 12/21/2009 at 4:15 p.m.
Who is open, when this holiday season?
Weather changes holiday event schedules
Published 12/18/2009 at 12:14 p.m.
Weather is messing with the fun scheduled on Marco Island today. The city's "Movies in the Park" event is moving to a new venue tonight and the Joy of Giving/Marco Marriott Beach Festival is postponed.
Marco police briefs: Loitering report at 7-Eleven leads to multiple charges
Published 12/15/2009 at 2:17 p.m.
Loitering at 7-Eleven leads to arrest of two men on multiple charges
Views: Should children be required to receive the swine flu vaccination?
Published 12/09/2009 at 7:36 a.m.
Should children be required to receive the swine flu vaccination?
Three new Marco charter school board members win election
Published 12/08/2009 at 6:55 p.m. 1 Comment
The count is in and without much ado the ballots to elect the three newest Marco Island Charter Middle School Board members were reviewed Tuesday night at the school by Island attorney and resident Craig Woodward.
Marco police: Suspicious boater nabbed on cocaine charges
Published 12/08/2009 at 1:40 a.m. 1 Comment
'Tis the season for thefts from department stores.
Smokehouse Bay Bridge cost estimates dropping by millions
Updated 12/08/2009 at 11:05 a.m.
Originally, the new Smokehouse Bay Bridge was estimated to cost between $12 million and $14 million. City Manager Steve Thompson said that estimate is declining by $2 million to $5 million and the final price tag will likely come into ...