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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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