Holiday closures on Marco Island
Updated 11/25/2009 at 10:31 a.m.
Marco Island City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday.
Marco Island police briefs: Nov. 20
Published 11/20/2009 at 12:14 p.m.
Shoplifter nabbed for taking about $100 in groceries from the South Barfield Publix Supermarket.
Unedited: Community responds to the closing of Orion Bank, reopening as IberiaBank
Updated 11/17/2009 at 2:30 p.m.
Marco Eagle reporters and correspondents gathered reactions from dozens of community members in the days following the feds takeover of Orion Bank Friday night. In their own words, here is what they had to say...
Marco Island Police Briefs: Nov. 5
Published 11/05/2009 at 4:05 p.m.
Police find a Fort Myers driver involved in an auto accident on Marco was driving with a suspended license.
Councilman Chuck Kiester holds public forum on top Marco issues
Published 11/03/2009 at 2:30 p.m.
City Councilman Chuck Kiester announced that he will be hosting a public forum on top city issues 7 p.m., Nov. 19. Kiester is one of the few members of Council who holds such events at least once a year to ...
VIDEO: Marco Publix keeps it cool with crane's help
Published 11/02/2009 at 6:21 p.m. 1 Comment
Publix Super Market on Marco Island manages to keep it cool Monday as it becomes an all-day effort with a 70-ton capacity crane replacing several large air conditioning units from the roof.
PHOTOS: Guarding against the attack of the white fly
Updated 11/02/2009 at 6:43 p.m.
The City of Marco Island is hosting three workshops on landscaping issues, beginning with one which addresses the growing problem of the ficus white fly.
Swine flu vaccinations for high-risk community opens Friday near Marco
Published 11/02/2009 at 3:31 p.m.
The Collier County Health Department announced that a third, high-risk community vaccination clinic is set to open closest to Marco Island to protect against the swine flu.
Parks and Rec hosts Winterberry field grand re-opening
Published 10/29/2009 at 1:42 p.m.
The City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department will officially re-open the new Winterberry Field, 11:30 a.m., Saturday.
Police briefs: Naples resident attempts to run down Marco youth with truck
Published 10/29/2009 at 12:37 p.m.
Driver attempts to run down juvenile bicyclist.
Marco Island police briefs
Published 10/20/2009 at 3:08 p.m.
Theft of carburetor
Mario Sanchez seeks parent seat on Marco Island Charter Middle School board
Published 10/15/2009 at 6:28 p.m. 11 Comments
Mario Sanchez announced his candidacy for the Marco Island Charter Middle School Board early Thursday evening, making him the third candidate thus far— more than have announced they’re running for City Council.
Police briefs: Inebriated Marco man fires gun, charged with assault and battery
Updated 10/13/2009 at 1:43 p.m.
Police arrived on the scene of reported gunshots fired at 1943 San Marco Road at about 10 a.m., Oct. 4. Charles Jack Fohlbrook, 41, listed on the booking sheet as a manager at Key Marco, had discharged a weapon while ...
POLICE BRIEFS: Improper containers for up to 165 gallons of fuel lands Goodland man in jail
Published 09/30/2009 at 10:52 a.m.
Goodland man filling improper containers with up to 165 gallons of fuel leads to trip to jail.
Software to add efficiency to Marco's code enforcement and permitting
Published 09/29/2009 at 5:26 p.m. 8 Comments
Marco’s Community Development Department signed a contract with EnerGov Solutions, which will provide land management and permitting software at a cost of about $97,000, Community Development Director Steve Olmsted said. EnerGov’s agreement includes mobile field inspection software, allowing inspectors to ...
Dog bites Marco youth in the park
Published 09/29/2009 at 5:23 p.m. 25 Comments
A child suffered a dog bite at Mackle Park during a track meet late Saturday morning. Marco Island police officers responded to the reported injury to help the young boy, but so far have been unsuccessful in locating the dog ...
Marco Police Briefs
Published 09/24/2009 at 2:31 p.m.
Currans arrested for theft, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Marco resident sentenced to five years prison for accepting bribes
Published 09/23/2009 at 11:51 a.m. 1 Comment
Marco resident and senior football coach Frank Rose, 54, was sentenced to five years in federal prison Tuesday for accepting bribes from contractors while working for the City of Linden, N.J.
Gas leak closes businesses, roadway Tuesday
Updated 09/22/2009 at 11:08 a.m.
An eight-inch gas line broke early Tuesday afternoon and as the area of concern expanded , it led to the closure of roadways and 10 businesses. Public Information Coordinator Lisa Douglass reported the roadway and businesses are back open as ...
County contract, Marco museum exhibits look to get the ax
Published 09/14/2009 at 10:52 p.m.
Opportunities for the Board of Collier County Commissioners to uphold a contract and fund the Marco Island Historical Museum, which is currently under construction, are dwindling as the county sets the 2010 budget. Marco museum funding campaign co-chair Bill Perdichizzi ...
951 boat ramp temporarily opens for snook season
Published 09/14/2009 at 10:46 p.m.
The 951 boat ramp has been closed since August 17 for an expansion project, however it temporarily reopened for snook season Friday and will remain open through Monday, Sept. 28.
Do you think the late night entertainment at the Esplanade will prove to be disruptive?
Published 09/10/2009 at 4:09 p.m.
It depends how late it goes. We should ask the people who live there first.
Police Briefs: Marco couple assault each other
Published 09/10/2009 at 10:51 a.m.
Stephen Foster, 28, of 154 First St., Marco, and Amanda Beth Graefe, 28, were arrested at their home and charged with assaulting one another. Both were taken to jail at 1:34 a.m., Aug. 30.
Median fire along 951 serves as reminder to smokers
Updated 09/04/2009 at 5:56 p.m. 1 Comment
A median fire on 951 this afternoon serves as a reminder of the caution needed while rain levels remain low in the area. Isles of Capri firefighters on the scene said the fire was likely caused by someone tossing out ...
Marco Island Police Briefs: Sept. 9, 2009
Published 09/04/2009 at 12:09 p.m.
Officers watch a driver run into a street sign on Island and take him to jail on charges of DUI with property damage.
Charter school, green campus proponents replace board president
Published 09/04/2009 at 11:23 a.m. 1 Comment
Marco Island Discovery Center issued a statement Wednesday morning to advise all interested parties that Lynne Irvine is no longer the president or member of the board of the MIDC organization effective Sept. 1
Marco officials, hotels not hip to county’s increased bed tax proposal
Published 09/04/2009 at 11:10 a.m.
The taxes on accommodations collected through hotels and motels in Collier County, which are often called “bed taxes,” are used for beach renourishment, operational subsidies for museums and for advertising attractions in Collier County to encourage increase tourism. The Collier ...
30 Years Ago in the Eagle
Published 09/02/2009 at 12:27 p.m.
Looking back at what made the local news three decades ago
Hit and run arrest among Island police briefs
Published 08/31/2009 at 1:15 p.m.
Victor Vidal Trinidad, 21, of 1061 Hartley Ave., Marco, was arrested at 7:55 p.m., July 23. Trinidad was charged with being involved in a hit and run vehicle crash that damaged two vehicles located in the parking garage at 599 ...
STRP closes roadways in Kendall Drive area
Published 08/18/2009 at 10:34 a.m.
Marco’s septic tank replacement project is leading to road closures in the Kendall Drive area of the Island, currently under construction. Two blocks of Kendall Drive are closed and will remain closed for several days, City Public Information Coordinator Lisa ...
Chamber Pancake Breakfast Saturday
Published 08/14/2009 at 9:54 a.m.
The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce and Costco are planning a morning of “fun and flavor.” From 8 a.m. until 11, Saturday, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the organization will be cooking up pancakes (blueberry, chocolate chip and traditional), sausage, ...
Marco Y closes for construction
Published 08/07/2009 at 11:44 a.m.
Due to construction and building repairs the Greater Marco Family YMCA will be closed Saturday and Sunday, according to a press release from the organization. The Greater Marco Family YMCA will reopen Monday for regular business hours (5 a.m. to ...
Watch your water, City Manager warns
Published 08/04/2009 at 4:44 p.m.
Marco is not adding ammonia to the water treatment disinfection process between Aug. 1 and 31. Water changes may affect taste, kidney dialysis patients, fish tanks and laundry
Marco sells another winning Fantasy Five lotto ticket
Published 08/03/2009 at 9:55 a.m. 1 Comment
A Marco Island retailer was the seller of another Fantasy 5 winning ticket, the Florida Lottery announced today. This is the second of the top prize winning tickets sold on Marco Island in the past two weeks.
Healthcare reform topic of "In the Round"
Published 07/27/2009 at 12:35 p.m.
The medical system can be described as a maze, a confusing network of paths and passages, writes Keith Dameron, vice president of Marco's Orion Bank in a recent prepared release. Dameron announced that Orion Bank, on Bald Eagle Drive and ...
Jolley Bridge, bike path construction to begin
Published 07/09/2009 at 12:14 p.m.
Lane closures are to begin Monday for a maintenance project on Marco's Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge.
Guidry offers free school physicals
Published 07/09/2009 at 11:40 a.m. 10 Comments
School physicals will be offered by Island physician Andrew Guidry at no charge through August.
City Manager: Taxable property values ‘better than expected’
Published 07/07/2009 at 12:29 p.m.
City Manager Steve Thompson announced in a Weekly Update received Monday afternoon that new Property Appraiser’s estimates of Island taxable property values are higher than initially estimated.
Guidry’s attorney: Physician “not guilty” of domestic battery
Published 07/06/2009 at 1:40 p.m. 1 Comment
Island physician Andrew Martin Guidry, who was arrested and charged with domestic battery in early June, had defense attorney, Jerry Berry, of the Naples law firm Berry, Day & McFee, enter a plea of not guilty on his behalf Wednesday.
Father-son ex-troopers, Island home owners face larceny for embezzling $200,000
Updated 06/26/2009 at 7:11 p.m.
A father-son team, who are former Connecticut state troopers, were arraigned Thursday on larceny charges for embezzling $200,000 from an electrical company, of which the son was a partner. The two owned homes in Connecticut and Marco Island.
Marco Police Briefs: June 25, 2009
Published 06/26/2009 at 4:37 p.m.
Theft of trailer, kayak and bicycles among DUI and controlled substance charges from Marco Island Police this week
Goodland's Spammy Jammy to appease hurricane gods
Updated 06/26/2009 at 2:57 p.m.
Still have that canned ham in the cupboards from last hurricane season? Don't just get rid of it, sculpt it, and freshen up the shelves with some new cans this season. Goodland's Little Bar is hosting an event to appease ...
Marco, Collier government closings July 4
Updated 06/26/2009 at 2:53 p.m.
City, county government offices are adjusting their service schedules for July 4 holiday.
Court Brief: Case of Marriott jewelry thief continued
Published 06/22/2009 at 11:29 a.m.
Brigitte Strauss, 59, of Graz Austria, who was arrested by Marco Island police after she was seen fleeing the Marco Marriott on May 26, had a public defender enter a written plea of not guilty during her arraignment in Collier ...
Island physician arrested on battery charge
Updated 06/09/2009 at 4:58 p.m. 71 Comments
Island physician and former Marco City Council candidate Andrew Martin Guidry, 46, of 256 Rose Apple Lane, Naples, was arrested Saturday and charged with domestic battery.
Marco shines on FCAT 3rd-grade reading, math
Published 05/21/2009 at 3:24 p.m.
Tommie Barfield Elementary’s third-grade students scored well ahead of the Collier County School District and state averages on the reading and math FCAT this year.
Marco Police Briefs: Car stolen from home, recovered at 7-Eleven
Published 05/18/2009 at 9:43 p.m.
A vehicle worth about $30,000 was reported stolen by its Marco Island owner and later recovered at a 7-Eleven, according to Marco Island Police Department reports released Monday.
UPDATE: Osprey may have caused 2,200 Marco Islanders to lose power
Published 05/13/2009 at 12:54 p.m. 4 Comments
About 2,200 Marco Island customers lost electricity, reported City Public Information Coordinator Lisa Douglass Wednesday afternoon. LCEC officials reported a nesting osprey may have caused the outage. Tommie Barfield Elementary School, Marco Island Charter Middle School and Mackle Park were ...
Jolley Bridge lane closures expected
Updated 05/13/2009 at 10:52 a.m. 3 Comments
A sign at the foot of the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge warns travelers of anticipated lane closures as they enter and exit Marco Island. Why?
Dog day afternoon at Mackle Saturday
Published 05/05/2009 at 3:54 p.m.
The Island Parks and Recreation Foundation is hosting a “Dog Day Afternoon” at Mackle Park 11 a.m., Saturday.